How much weight can a MI-BOX Mobile Storage Container hold?
While the MI-BOX patent pending LEVELIFT can lift up to 10,000lbs, most of our customers typically get 4,000 to 5,000 pounds in the storage container due to item size and packing constraints. A MI-BOX mobile storage container can weigh up to 10,000 pounds fully loaded. The container itself weighs about 2,300 lbs, so you can store about 7,700 lbs inside the box. For comparison, that is more than a full-size pickup truck weighs (generally 5,000 – 6,000 lbs). It is almost impossible with regular household goods to exceed the 10,000 pound limit. It almost *never* happens. As of May 2016, we have seen three overloaded containers that had to be partially unloaded before we could pick them up. Two were because of a large personal library of books, and one was because of boxes of metal parts from a business. However, if your storage needs include lots of books, magazines, tools, tool chests or other heavy items, remember to be careful to not exceed the maximum weight. You may not be able to use the entire container’s available space. If in doubt, give us a call, and we are happy to advise!