straddle truck

straddle truck

[′strad·əl ‚trək]
(mechanical engineering)
A self-loading outrigger type of industrial truck that straddles the load before lifting it between the outrigger arms.
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When a ship is ready to receive the containers, a straddle truck or mobile crane places them on trailer chassis, and they are hauled by truck tractors to the ship's loading area at a pier.
Examples include gantry cranes, straddle cranes, straddle trucks, rough-terrain container handlers (RTCHs), and crane trucks.
It works in narrow aisle configurations like a straddle truck, with the versatility of a counterbalanced truck.
The facility has, for example, two straddle trucks, which sit high above the ground and carry cargo beneath their structure, and other equipment for moving large pipes on the ground with capacities of 300 and 350 tons each.
Systems' existing baseline wireless system installation at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to further research and develop a comprehensive solution for the extensive monitoring, control, and utilization analysis of shipyard material handling equipment (forklifts, straddle trucks, cranes, and similar vehicles).
Systems' ongoing baseline wireless system installation at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to further research and develop a comprehensive solution for the extensive monitoring, control, and utilization analysis of shipyard material handling equipment (forklifts, straddle trucks, cranes, and similar vehicles).