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    Hello all,

    I need photos of the DROPS Container System used by the DF. I'm looking to make a private purchase for my Unit and to assist the retailer, I need three photos of the container fitted with the hooklift system.
    Need a photo of the front where the hook attachs to container, of the rear (rollers at base) and an overall photo of the 20 foot ISO Container.
    I'm overseas at the moment otherwise I would do it myself.
    I would really appreciate anyones help in this. please PM or post on this thread. My thanks will know no bounds....well some knowing some of the posters here!

    My thanks to one and all.

    Best Regards

    Saracen
    Once more unto the breach, dear friends

  • #2
    Saracen,
    AFIK there are pics in the gallery that will help you. I knoiw there are other pics on the web especially of the Scania DROPS with CHU but I can't access them at the moment.
    The difference between the Mil Hook and the civvi hook is the thumb which allows the dragging of the rack over rough ground.

    As regards the container.
    It is a standard ISO 20 Ft container.
    The container is mounted on a rack and sacured with standard twist locks.
    Without supplies no army is brave.

    —Frederick the Great,

    Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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    • #3
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      • #4
        Thanks for your help Luchi. Had a look in the gallery and found two photos of the trucks (Scania/Iveco) but not the container.
        There are two types of container, the first is standard ISO 20' TEU Container loaded on a flatrack and the second type, the one I'm looking for, has lifthook attachments c/w rollers at base on opposite side.

        Thanks for your help.

        S.
        Once more unto the breach, dear friends

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Saracen View Post
          There are two types of container, the first is standard ISO 20' TEU Container loaded on a flatrack and the second type, the one I'm looking for, has lifthook attachments c/w rollers at base on opposite side.
          Not being used by us??????

          The Scania uses a CHU system that attcahes to the std 20' ISO (as seen here) but there are no runners fitted to the container.
          Without supplies no army is brave.

          —Frederick the Great,

          Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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          • #6
            Yes, the DF use containers with hooklift fittings, however, after extensive research found they are specialised and made to order. Thanks for your input. As a matter of professional interest the next time I'm in the Curragh I'll post a few photos of them.
            Once more unto the breach, dear friends

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            • #7
              dont know what your up too, but if your looking for ideas in customisation of containers, having a look at www.seabox.com might give you a few ideas
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              • #8
                Thanks Zulu. The mobile machine shop has the hooklift arrangement I'm looking for but it appears to be a mil spec design only.

                Cheers
                Saracen
                Private 3*
                Last edited by Saracen; 10 November 2009, 09:56.
                Once more unto the breach, dear friends

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                • #9
                  If its for your unit don't you want it this way?

                  Mil Spec is only a standard, same as STANAG, ISO, same as EC etc.

                  If your in the market for containers, there are good deals to be had, due to the reduction in inports/exports.

                  Alot of unused containers out there of good quality that are just taing up space costing money to exporters.
                  "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                  • #10
                    Possibly in the curragh.
                    But in Dublin I've only seen the tanker, curtain side units in hooklift format.
                    I can't remember if the CIS unit was on a rack but I actually think it was hook lift.
                    Without supplies no army is brave.

                    —Frederick the Great,

                    Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                    • #11
                      I know it's a rarity but Tpt Coy 2LSB did have 1 example of what seems to be the system Saracen is describing. A bracket like a sideways "H" is lowered, using the hook, on to the front of the container. Twist locks are engaged at the top, pins are released to allow the bottom part of the frame to engage with the bottom twist locks

                      With the hook engaged, and lifting the front of the container, the truck moves backwards (with the handbrake off, the weight of the container will pull the truck underneath it) and the container slides over a series of hinged rollers on both sides of the rear of the truck, and so, up into position for traveling.

                      When displayed in the transport yard in CBB the civvi operator had the container up, in position, in less than 8 minutes!! Very impressive to be able to do this without the use of a crane to put the container on a flatbed, and all the messing that goes with it.

                      As far as I know no more were bought, a mistake IMHO, but as I left the Brugha shortly after I could be wrong.

                      Lucchi is in CBB, AFAIK, so if you ask him nicely he might have a snoop around the transport yard, or speak to the staff down there, to see if it's still around. It is very obviously different but you wouldn't notice it unless you look, when a container is mounted, without a container, you will see the hinged rollers hanging down over the back wheels.
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                      • #12
                        I've been having I rummage around in my pics and I found what seems to be a Scania with the system I described above. The frame is mounted in it's travel position ( also for when a flat bed is in use), forward of the hook, and while it not too clear in this photo the hinged rollers can be seen over the back wheels.

                        I was obviously wrong when I thought no more were bought
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                        • #13
                          Rex thats the CHU. Its on all Scanias but since most ofthem are out in Chad you don't get to see them much.

                          I am impressed with the 8min. It took us longer just to get the CHU out of the cradle.

                          I'm in McKee but do regular excurtions to CBB. As it happens I was snooping last night. In both Bks. Found 1 container with CHU attached in McKee and lots of containers stacked in CBB but nothing as described above.

                          The C1 and C2 containers are stored in the Curragh but I did confirm that they are both hooklift.
                          Without supplies no army is brave.

                          —Frederick the Great,

                          Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                          • #14
                            Ok here we go this is the Scania with the CHU in its stored position


                            With CHU attached to container



                            Rear view of Scania with container not on rack



                            Iveco hook lift.

                            luchi
                            Cut backs
                            Last edited by luchi; 2 November 2011, 11:10.
                            Without supplies no army is brave.

                            —Frederick the Great,

                            Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                            • #15
                              Is it the Iveco that has a cab that looks like the American trucks?
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