THE SPREAD OF SIDELOADERS TO A WIDER AUDIENCE HAS RECENTLY BEEN DRIVEN, IRONICALLY, BY THE SUCCESS OF THE MULTI-DIRECTIONAL MACHINE.
Sideways travelling trucks have their origins in the portable truck or trailer mounted piggyback forklift, and provide some of the benefits of a sideloader. However, in many cases, the trucks are wider, less suitable for long runs or uneven ground, and unlike the Baumann sideloader, have no in-built deck levelling. Such levelling keeps loads securely horizontal both front to back and side to side.
Another benefit of the Baumann sideloader is its mast strength. Sideways movement adds lateral stress to both the mast and chassis. Baumann masts have a bespoke profile to provide greater strength, whilst the standard chassis is built to withstand major loads in all directions.
See Baumann Sideloaders