Invention Used For Towing Storage Containers

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Tri-city area residents Gary Gates and Chris Christiansen have invented a way to pick up, move and drop off any size ISO (International Standards Organization) shipping container with nothing more than a tow truck and a few of their own small inventions.

Commonly used for general storage purposes by businesses and regular folks, these sturdy metal containers can weigh anywhere between about 3,000 and 11,000 pounds depending on the length and height.

Shipping containers are the best shed you could ever buy,” Christiansen said. “They’re made so strong that they’ll basically outlive any of us.For decades, these containers have been moved using a flatbed trailer and sometimes a forklift or even a crane to make the loading and unloading process smoother.

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Christiansen, a longtime tow truck driver and operator, one day decided he could come up with a better way of accomplishing this task.

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