Highway to Container Handling

ELME Spreader supplied its first spreaders to the North American market in the mid 70's and has since then built a reputation of supplying a reliable quality product with a clear focus on customer demand.

Supported by our strong belief in "in-house" engineering and manufacturing we today, regardless if a spreader for a truck, crane or straddle carrier is required, supply a product portfolio meeting the specifics for handling both ISO, US-domestic and WTP containers. As a matter of fact, the first ELME spreader handling North American trailers was already supplied for over 30 years ago.

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In 2020 we launched 817 INNOVATION WTP - the New Generation spreader designed to meet the requirements of the North American market and equipped with WTP (Wide Twistlock Position) end beams.

The New Generation version of the well-known and well-proved WTP Spreader has all the benefits of 817 INNOVATION’s increased life expectancy, reduced weight and increased serviceability. The reduced weight also enables improvements on the reach stacker design or the possibility to increase lifting capacity in second and third container row.

WTP (Wide Twistlock Position) end beams is an option

that enables handling of both ISO and WTP containers.

ELME Servicebox

In 2018 we launched ELME Servicebox for WTP spreaders 817/818 WTP and 8210 WTP. The idea of ELME Servicebox is to facilitate service job and preventive maintenance of the spreader by boxing up selected Genuine Parts and we are happy to be able to offer that possibility to the North American market.

ELME Servicebox is available for

WTP Spreaders 817/817 WTP and 8210 WTP.

The leg arrangement of ELME Spreader Model 878 WTP version is done

according to the ELME patented system - a load clamping system that

involves all four foldable grapple legs in an automatic sequence.

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Grapple Leg Foot

North American standard