The ELME Spreader Model 582LS is a telescopic side lift spreader for the handling of two empty ISO containers simultaneously. The containers are engaged by four horizontal twistlocks that are inserted into the side apertures of the containers top and lower corner castings.
The spreader is designed to be integrated on the carriage in the mast of a forklift truck. Handle one or two ISO containers and one Binnencontainer with corner castings in 20ft and 40ft. Special for 582LS is that the spreader can double handle 45ft containers with corner castings in 40ft position. The spreader has a low single profile type main frame which enhances visibility when high stacking. Mechanical pile slope (MPS) in 582LS are vertical floating end-posts, including the bottom support. Floating end-posts simplifies picking up containers in a slanted angle.
The twistlock system is manufactured in a rugged design and is well-proven since many years. 582LS has hardened ISO quick exchange pendular twistlocks.
An ELME patent covers the innovative horizontal twistlock principle which offers the following features:
Four purposely designed twistlocks enter the side apertures of the containers top and bottom corner castings, locking the spreader onto the containers positively and safely.
Upper twistlocks are extendable/retractable to ensure pick up from a misaligned container stack.
582LS is shorter than the container it is handling which means that all containers can be fully blockstacked and still remain accessible.
Type of lifting system Four horizontal twistlocks
Type of stacking Normal and block stacking
Spreader weight (TW) 4 000 kgs