As the military increasingly containerises its supply train and specialist systems, so the need for container lift has increased.
Hammar Maskin (Hall 5, Stand A338), based near Gothenburg in Sweden, but with manufacturing facilities around the world, is one of the world’s leading providers of sideloading equipment for the movement of containers and other large loads. It is displaying its latest military sideloader at Eurosatory, and is highlighting the vehicle’s extraordinary lifting capabilities, mobility, and rapid loading and unloading.
Known as the ATMAT-ISL (all-terrain mobile articulated transport – intermodal sideloader), the vehicle combines Hammar’s superstructure on a Volvo Defense all-terrain articulated hauler. The vehicle has outstanding off-road ability, while the Hammar lifting gear can upload up to 60 tonnes, completing a lift/lower cycle in just 3.5 minutes.
As well as the transport and repositioning of containers, the ATMAT-ISL can lift flat racks, which allows it to upload heavy armoured vehicles. Loads can be hoisted to and from truckbeds, and containers can be stacked.
The lifting system incorporates deployable legs that can be used on various surfaces to provide stability without the need for counterweights.
The ATMAT-ISL also has a towing hook that is strong enough to haul armoured vehicles behind.