I like technology and mechanical marvels. We have come a long way since Henry Ford developed a way to mass-produce mechanical parts for automobiles, as well as the assembly of cars themselves. Humans are so innovative and come up with some amazing things. Who knows what the next hundred years will bring.
I was picturing how the different terrain people have chosen for their container home sites could affect the difficulty in the delivery of the shipping containers, let alone the building process. A crane with a long boom on a secure, flat surface would be the easiest–albeit, not the cheapest–answer to the problem of terrain/geology issues.
I was checking around for different machinery and came across a cool loader/off-loader for shipping containers. The operator uses a remote control to operate it. The only thing that kinda had me a little apprehensive about the mechanics of the entire lifting process was the stability of chains hooked onto the container–I could be just overly cautious, but that’s me. The weight will vary depending on what is within the containers, so the chains had me wondering. Other than that, seems like a great solution to the dump and run method. See if you think it’s cool as well:
Container Lift (a new window will open to info/video page)