What we?re referring to are the handles used to open the container. They will typically be at one of two heights. We’ve found that containers built specifically to be used for one trip (from Asia to the US) and then resold once unloaded will have “high” locking gear. Conversely, storage containers built specifically for shipping lines to be used for 10 or more years both on ships and tractor trailers, will have “low” locking gear. I can only surmise that the reason for this is that a container with “high” locking gear is more difficult to open when it is on the chassis of a trailer as the handles are high up off the ground. If you’re buying a container to use for ground level storage, high locking gear is preferable as you don’t have to bend over as far to grab the handles to open the container.

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