Our New Generation of Spreaders evolves from 44 years’ experience of adapting to the harsch conditions of container handling. At ELME this stands for a strong tradition of innovative engineering – and an unlimited source of inspiration.

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INNOVATION’s new and improved design implies a New Generation 817 Spreader with the unique combination of increased structural strength and 16 % reduced weight.

The New Generation 817 INNOVATION Spreader is estimated to have an increased life expectancy of 30 % related to fatigue resistance and standard load case conditions.


The New Generation design opens up a number of possibilities for improvements, such as:

  • The reduced spreader weight enables improvements on the reach stacker design. The reduced weight enables less counterweight and thereby reduced axle load (less tire wear), fuel consumption and slightly lowered strain on the chassi.
  • The reduced spreader weight makes it possible to increase the lifting capacity in second and third container row.
  • The New Generation design also implies numerous improvements to promote easier service.


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580 INNOVATION is the most complete empty container handling spreader series on the market.

INNOVATION's Single Handling Spreaders originate from the double handling design concept, resulting in a more heavy duty spreader.

The Double Handling Spreader is the only spreader with 11 tonnes capacity combined with handling eccentric load. This makes it possible to handle double reefer containers with the refrigeration units aligned (eccentric load). Technically this implies that approximately 55% eccentricity of the weight (load) of two reefer containers is allowed. From a load case point of view this application has a stronger impact on the spreader than a moderate centric load increase.