Timars C-lift

Container spreader

The Timars C-Lift is a semi-automatic fixed frame container spreader for handling ISO certified containers.

The C-lift can be operated by most types of hook operated cranes, such as quay crane, mobile crane, Overhead cranes and ship mounted cranes.


Timars C-Lift has semi-automatic operation, however the spreader can also be operated manually using the pre-installed handles. Operation of the spreader is based on the ’gravity and lift’ principle, locking and unlocking of the twistlocks is made by the lowering and lifting of the spreader by the crane operator.

The spreader is available to suit 20ft, 30ft & 40ft ISO containers. C-lift spreaders are available from 32t up to 40t lifting capacities.


The spreader offers unique advantages for the operator, such as:

• Safety interlocking system
• Safety Torque Limitation (STB-system)
• Corner guide arm system for safe and fast approach to the container
• Extremely low tare weight (e.g. 1200 kg for a 20ft incl. wiresling)
• Visual indicator for twistlock position
• Attachments for over height handling of open container and flat racks
• Flexible construction for uneven conditions

The four twistlocks work in conjunction with the safety interlocking system. If one or more of the twistlocks are blocked, caused by a pressure put on the twistlocks from beneath (for example the spreader twistlocks are resting on the container roof), then the twistlocks are prevented from locking (STB-system). In this instance the twistlocks will remain in the opened position and the visual indicator will highlight the spreader unlock condition to the crane operator.

The main slings consist of 2 x 2 part wire rope slings for attaching to the crane hook. 2 x forklift pockets are mounted to the top of the spreader to assist with transportation and stacking of the spreaders.

The mechanical locking system provides simple yet failsafe operation, leading to very low downtime for maintenance and servicing.

All spreaders are CE marked and supplied with certificates of load testing. All spreaders are fully inspected in line with Timars quality control requirements prior to delivery.

Timars C – lift spreaders can also be equipped with Timars Gravity Centraliser for safe handling of unevenly loaded containers.





6052mm (20ft)
9118mm (30ft)
12185mm (40ft)


2430 mm


500mm (frame only)

Total height:

2700mm (20′)

With sling:

4400mm (30′)
5500mm (40′)


1200kg (20ft)

With wiresling:

1550kg (40ft)


32.000 kg – 40.000 kg (20 ft)
40.000 kg (40ft)

Wire sling



Master ring:


Galvanized steel wire with work certificate in accordance to SS-EN 13414-1:2004+A2:2008

2 pcs of 2-part




Paint specifications

According to A4.08.C4 medium.

Degreasing, Abrasive blasting to Sa 2.5, 80u EP, 160u PUR topcoat.

Color: RAL 1028 (Yellow).

Total painting thickness: total 240 microns