Military and Defence Solutions

At work in over 100 countries worldwide, STEELBRO Sidelifters are an indispensable asset to modern military organisations. Sidelifters give military planners the ability to quickly and efficiently uplift, transport and then deposit any containerised material – including weaponry, supplies, food aid, small assault vehicles and even containerised portable buildings.

With over two decades of global military use, Sidelifters container trailers have gained an exceptional reputation for their versatility, durability and ease of operation.

  • Can transport modules varying from 20’ to 48’ in length and up to 45 tonnes in weight.
  • Ability to self-load and unload eliminates the need for forklifts or other heavy equipment.
  • Moves material quickly and safely in changing battlefield conditions.
  • Sidelifter arms can be folded so that it can be moved via air transport, in C130 Hercules capacity airplanes and above.
  • Can transport containerised portable buildings such as command centres, medical wards, decontamination wards, cookhouses, refrigerated cool-tainers, barracks, offices and supply stores.
  • ISO Flatrack capability offers multiple transport arrangements from heavy tank equipment to smaller breakdown vehicles.
  • Tough, robust and reliable, Sidelifters are capable of operating in the harshest of climates from the Arctic cold to desert heat.

Case studies

  • A Decade in Business Heralds Major Growth Success for Nova Haulage
    17 Oct 2018

    Steelbro sidelifters have been designed and crafted to outperform and outlast. Many operators across Malaysia turn to Steelbro because their equipment can stand up to some of the toughest of tasks.

  • Azevedo Transportes – Steelbro Built to Last
    4 Nov 2015

    Azevedo Transportes are a long standing Steelbro customer, one of the first customers in Brazil to see the benefits the Steelbro Sidelifter could bring to their business.

  • Cirque De Soleil
    18 May 2011

    Omegatrans in Brazil have recently provided transport and logistics solutions to Cirque du Soleil in Sao Paolo, Brazil.