Why choose Autolock over a Standard Tipping Skip?

Forklift Tipping Skips

The tipping skip, a compact forklift skip for transportation of materials and waste on site, is one of the most common pieces of waste management equipment found in nearly every house-building project

While you may find a variety of design and manufacture options in the market, two of the most common variations of the tipping skip are the auto, or self-tipping skip and standard forklift skip.

How Does a Tipping Skip Work?

A standard tipping skip is mounted on the forks of the forklift and manually attached by a safety chain. The release lever controlled by the driver allows for easy tipping and the return position of the skip.

The self-tipping skip is similar to the standard option but features an innovative tipping mechanism, which improves speed, safety and efficiency.

Autolock self tipping skip on telehandler
Autolock self tipping skip
Autolock self tipping skip on telehandler
Autolock self tipping skip on telehandler

Advantages of the Autolock Tipping Skip

Despite the similarities in appearance,  the Autolock Tipping Skip has numerous advantages over the standard option.

No manual control of the skip is required due to the auto tipping mechanism, dramatically improving safety. The tipping skip automatically locks with the forks once it is mounted on the telehandler forklift. It can then be tipped by simply adjusting the angle of the forks from the safety of the cabin, meaning no release level or safety chains are required.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It!

We challenged the Autolock to a speed test to prove the difference in time, efficiency and safety, compared to a standard forklift.

Main Advantages

1. Speed - driver doesn’t need leave the forklift cabin, increasing the speed of the operations and efficiency of your site operatives.

2. Cost - Autolock is a cost-effective solution allowing for budget savings.

3. Safety – the self-tipping skips presents a big improvement in the safety of on-site personnel as no manual handling of the tipping skip is required.

4. Economical – the automatic tipping mechanism is less weary to both the skip and the telehandler

5. Easy to use and maintain

Autolock Speed Test

What to look out for when buying or hiring a tipping skip?

Ensure you consider how the tipping skip is going to be used. The raked-back design of the Conquip Autolock, for example, prevents damage to the skip increasing its durability.

At Conquip, all our skips are manufactured in the UK, using only high-quality UK, or European steel, ensuring the skip is robust so it can withstand rigorous site conditions. Our weld quality is second to none, with a welding coding standard of BS EN 287-1 and inspections carried out in compliance with BS EN 587-1 – Level B.

Configuration options

The Conquip Autolock can be adjusted to a wheeled tipping skip by the addition of castor wheels, allowing transportation of materials on the solid ground. Four lifting points can also be added enabling the skip to be transported by crane.

The Autolock is easy to transport around site due to the additional fork pockets, allowing the skip to be mounted on the telehandler forks from both sides.

Do you manipulate a variety of materials and you don’t want your skips to get mixed up? No problem! Conquip offers a selection of colour paint options to colour code your tipping skips by the material they transfer.

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cranelift autolock tipping skip
autolock tipping skip with castors
cranelift autolock tipping skip with castors

Tipping skip dimensions

The compact width (maximum of 989mm with castor wheels) of the smallest of our tipping skips – the Autolock 500 – is perfect for house-building as it fits within the standard door frame with the capacity of 500 litres and 1000kg working load limit.

Slightly wider (1224 mm) Autolock 1200 offers capacity of 1200 litres and 2000kg working load limit.

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