Inside of a container

40' refrigerated containers tend to be a pricier container, but right now if you are in the market for some, we have a customer in Thorntown, IN who is looking to get rid of 4 of them.  3 of them are fully functional and ready to go.  The fourth one 4 runs for about 12 hours, then shuts itself off.  It restarts every time and gets to temp, but some error is occuring.  Generally when we sell containers on consignment, we do not post pricing, but given that there are 4 of them and varying qualities of them, the pricing the customer is asking is $5,750 for the 3 that are working well and $2,750 for the one that is not working well.

The containers have been converted to run on the power system in Thorntown.  For more information, please contact us.  Here are pictures of the plugs that have been installed on the containers.

Here are pictures of them.  We have separated them out by container so you can see what to expect. 

Container 1 - works well

Container 2 - works well

Container 3 - works well

Container 4 - the one that is not working well.

Also, we can assist with transportation if you need assistance with that.

If you are interested in these containers or have any questions, please contact us at 877-374-5452.

 

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AuthorSuper Cubes LLC
CategoriesSales & Pricing

Taking a cargo container and turning it into something else – living quarters, emergency relief shelters/centers, storm shelters, etc, is a very popular idea.  You can picture what you want it to look like in the end, but how do you get started on your project?

1)      Standard or Insulated/refrigerated? Containers come in either standard steel box or insulated/refrigerated box.  In order to pick the best one for you, think about what you are going to do with it.  If you are going to modify it (add doors, windows, or any other cut outs), then steer clear of the refrigerated/insulated containers.  They are difficult to modify due to the loose insulation in between the container walls.  Standard steel containers can easily be framed and insulated to provide the necessary insulation once your other modifications are done.

2)      Shipping overseas or not? If you are shipping the container overseas, then you will want to plan your modifications accordingly.  Containers that are being shipped on cargo ships must be cargo-worthy or sea-worthy, meaning they are structurally sound enough to handle having other container stacked on top of them.  If you cut up a container, you reduce the structural integrity of the container, so you want to make sure you are keeping that in mind with your plans, or plan on modifying the container once it arrives at its destination.

3)      Is there a container already designed for your need? There are specialty containers – containers without a top or with removable steel top, 20’ containers with doors that open the full 20’ side of the container or flat-racks, containers that have no long walls or roofs.  While these containers are generally more expensive than standard containers, you may find that they fit your need so well; it is worth the extra money.  However, be warned that some of these containers are not all that plentiful, so you may also end up paying for shipping long distances.

4)      How complicated is your design? If you are planning on creating a home or living quarters complete with electric and plumbing, stacked containers or other complications, be sure to get an architect or engineer involved.  Even though containers make great building blocks, you are still creating a living space that needs to be safe and up to code.  They may up with structural issues you have not considered which can save you headaches down the line.

5)      Are you doing to modify the container yourself or have it done? Containers are easy to modify yourself if you have the right tools.  Primarily, it requires a cutter and welding tools and the know-how to go with them.  Kits are available for adding on basic additions like doors, windows, AC/heat, skylights, etc.

If you don’t want the hassle of doing the work, have it done for you by a qualified container shop.  Then your container can arrive ready to go (or at least part-way there) depending on what your plans entail.

Containers are incredibly flexible building blocks.  Let your imagination loose to come up with fun ideas.  Share them with us!  Or share pictures of projects you have already done to inspire others!

Cargo-worthy containers can handle being stacked

Cargo-worthy containers can handle being stacked

Inside a refrigerator/insulated container

Inside a refrigerator/insulated container

Open-top 40' container has a tarp roof

Open-top 40' container has a tarp roof

20' open side container opens on one full 20' side of container

20' open side container opens on one full 20' side of container

40' office and storage

40' office and storage