Revvo Caster's Towbar is designed to move ISO freight containers
The Revvo Caster Company announces the introduction of the patented “Towbar” attachment for use with its “Towcasters” to move ISO freight containers without using expensive equipment such as cranes, gantries, or side-loading forks. Sold in sets of two, Towbar measures eight feet long and fits securely into the ISO container corner brackets immediately above the swivel Towcasters. They attach to the towing vehicle using standard link pins up to 1-1/2” diameter. The Towcaster sets with Towbars help to ensure smooth, easy towing using a fork lift, tractor, or other towing vehicle, according to Revvo Caster.
Towcasters are extra-heavy-duty casters provided in sets of four, two swivel and two fixed casters. They feature rugged polyurethane-on-cast-iron wheels and are available in two sizes with wheel diameters of 10 inches and load capacities of 22,000 lbs., and 12-inch wheel diameters with 26,400-lbs. load capacities. According to Revvo Caster, one person can install a set of Towcasters with two Towbars on a container following simple instructions provided by the company.
The Towcaster/Towbar sets are designed for power towing up to 5 mph and are suitable for moving empty or evenly loaded containers up to 40-ft. in length. They are a low-cost solution for container manufacturing, repairing, and marshalling for loading and unloading. The company states that caster sets economize storage space, allowing containers to be maneuvered and parked away from the lifting facility. Since there are no protruding parts, containers can be positioned close together without damage.