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Different Uses for your Open Top Shipping Container

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Different Uses for your Open Top Shipping Container Different Uses for your Open Top Shipping Container

Although similar to a standard shipping container in some ways (mainly in the materials they’re made of – corrugated steel, and either a plywood or bamboo floor); there is one big difference – and it’s in the removable top of the Open Top container. This top can come in different forms – either a hard or soft top, removable to enable the container to load or carry large or unusual shaped items individually or in bulk. Another difference is the doors – the door header is able to be swiveled around for forklifts when loading and unloading. Open top containers, in both hard and soft top come in the industry standard 20 ft and 40 ft lengths – so they’re able to be shipped as per a standard container.

Open Top Container turned into a Pool

A great backyard feature or a fabulous marketing opportunity – a shipping container pool is commonly made out of either half height containers, or open top containers. A lot of larger brands have jumped on containers to create eye catching promotional items – like the Tommy Hilfiger installation for the Bread & Butter fashion trade show. The use of shipping containers stacked in formation with great eye-catching graphics and the creation of a fun, onsite shipping container pool reflected the designer’s aesthetic of using eco-friendly materials inside and out.

However, when planning your own shipping container pool, don’t forget there is a lot of modification work to be done – getting the container is just the first step. After this, you need to make sure the council regulations are all followed, whatever they may be; and then have a structural engineer look over the work you hope to get done, so the pool is guaranteed to perform properly. Also needed is an exact idea of any modifications or accessories, like a cover for any sharp edges, and how you plan to make it watertight. Add in the plumbing and filters and then you still will have to think of the electricity cost, water cost, drainage, and upkeep.

Industrial Dumpster in an Open Top Container

Ever needed a skip bin to be more easily maneuvered around a site or picked up for emptying?  How about a bin that can hold extremely heavy loads – like concrete, bricks, or landfill? An open top shipping container can solve both these problems, and after it has been filled, the pickup options are the same as any other container – tilt tray, side loader or HIAB, depending on the requirements of the owner, driver, and location. Using a container as a skip bin or dumpster is great for industrial length steel, timber and plastics, heavy plant & machinery, and oversize tyres.

Think an Open Top Container will suit your personal or business needs? Call Container Traders on 1300 89 89 70 to organise one today!

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