Loading bay use

Best way to unload a container at a loading bay


Case history

The original CF set produced by ConFoot is an ensemble of four lightweight and low-cost shipping container legs. They are able to support a container weighing up to 30 tons and allow a single operator to easily remove it from a truck chassis. The original design allowed the set to be practical for a range of uses by logistics centres, forwarding companies and even the armed services.

Soon, however, some users gave feedback suggesting that legs were difficult to use with a loading bay or pocket. The original CF  design restricts the doors from being opened fully (270 degrees) and can restrict the use of a pocket. ConFoot responded to these requests by producing the CFP set, specifically designed for use in a loading bay.


How could CFP legs save you money and time?

Unloading and/or loading a shipping container can take a substantial amount of time. Small retailers often require the container to be left overnight. With the use of CFP legs, a driver can leave the container standing at the loading bay, but drive his truck and chassis away. This opens up a wide range of new opportunities to increase productivity and reduce costs for drivers, but also for those utilising the container. Containers can be left at loading bays for extended periods of time, allow for more efficient loading/unloading methods. For example car part manufacturers adding pieces in the correct order that they need to be removed at the other end.

Replacing the original ‘Y’ shaped, pronged feet of the CF model, CFP legs have an ‘L’ shaped base allowing the container to be placed flat against a loading bay. This allows a container to be left standing whilst it is being loaded or unloaded, freeing up a driver to use their truck and chassis elsewhere.

The altered design of the clamping mechanism means that the container doors can be folded fully back. Thus enabling a pocket to be easily fitted whilst the container is mounted on the set. It also allows the container to be left in tighter bays, as space for the doors either side of the container in is not required.

The set is comprised of two CFP legs at the front (door side) of the container and two original CF legs at the rear.  The CF legs are placed at the rear in order to provide extra stability from their innovative magnetic clamp design. The CFP legs retain the same lightweight nature (only 24 kg) as the CF legs meaning that all four legs can be easily installed by just one person.

Once the container has been secured to a loading bay and is standing on the ConFoot legs, a forklift can be driven straight on to load or unload goods. The maximum weight capacity which can be supported by the legs is 30 tons, supporting the vast majority of loads.

Interested in how the CFP set could save you money in you logistics?


Interested in how the CFP set could save you money in you logistics?