Bulk Container Selection Guide
With all the styles, sizes, and options available with bulk containers, it can be a challenge to choose the right one for your application. This guide will help you through the process by providing you with the basic information needed to select a container, including details on construction, weight capacities, drop doors, stackability, and other features. For more assistance, call us.
Bulk Box Capacity Guide
Medium Duty: 1500 pounds or less. Versatile container group suited to handle a majority of storage requirements and transportation demands.
Standard Duty: 1501-2000 pounds. Typically used to transport dense industrial parts and automotive components in high volume applications.
Heavy Duty: 1800-2500 pounds. Recommended in demanding situations with heavy, free flowing loads and/or in a rough material handling environment. Features steel reinforcement in high impact areas coupled with a unique wall locking design.
Compatability: Will the container need to stack with others that are already in your, or your customer's plant?
Stackability: Will you be stacking one full container on top of another? Note the stacking height restrictions.
Return Ratio: Some containers fold down to a lower height than others, saving space and freight charges on return trips. Example - 3:1 ratio means 3 collapsed units equal the height of 1 erect container.
Collapsibility: Don't need to collapse a container? Choose from numerous fixed height models.
Drop Doors: These are the small fold down doors on some of the walls. They allow easy, ergonomic access to contents.
Latch Style: Some containers offer snap-lock style latches to easily open and close drop doors and to easily collapse walls. Heavy duty models offer post & pocket latches that are less prone to damage.
Lids: Optional lids protect contents from dust and damage. Containers can be stacked with or without the lids.
Special Conditions: Always consider testing a container under actual conditions to determine suitability.