Side Lifting & Tilt Trays in Alice Springs

Outback Vehicle Recovery

High-Quality Equipment

Outback Vehicle Recovery has been providing clients throughout Alice Springs and surrounds with efficient side lift and tilt tray services for more than 35 years. 

Our friendly team are guaranteed to complete the job professionally and efficiently.   

We use the Iveco Stralis prime mover, which allows us to easily transport 20 foot and 40-foot containers that can weigh up to 24 tonnes. Our qualified drivers are experts in using side lifts and tilt trays, so you can rest assured that your containers are in good hands.

We also offer heavy haulage services anywhere throughout Australia. Our team are here to help you every step of the way to ensure we meet your logistics requirements.

Trust the team at Outback Vehicle Recovery.


Outback Vehicle Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions

The container is loaded at an angle onto the end of the tray, which is tilted to the ground. The truck then pulls back the tray until the container is fully loaded.

Containers are off loaded by tilting the tray down to the ground. The container is slowly moved off as the truck slowly drives out from under the container.

Side lift is another method of loading shipping containers onto trucks. It is designed for when there is minimal space in front or behind the container. The container is placed on the ground next to the driver’s side of the vehicle. It is then picked up by a lift that is attached on the truck.

The standard size of a 40 foot shipping container is:

  • 12 metres long
  • 2.4 metres wide
  • 2.5 metres high

The standard size of a 20 foot shipping container is:

  • 6 metres long
  • 2.4 metres wide
  • 2.5 metres high