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25-Foot Hamilton Trailer Lays the Hammer Down

The oil industry is booming with Hamilton and Frank’s International on the pipelines.

A world leader in oilfield services, Frank’s chose us to build a 25-foot-long trailer to haul diesel and hydraulic hammers. They’re used to drive pipe into the ground as the first stage of new oil well installations.

“Because the hammers are longer than they are wide, we couldn’t load them onto forklifts to carry them into the maintenance area of the workshop bay,” said Ray Barrileaux, assistant operations manager at Frank’s International.

While the company builds a brand-new facility, it currently operates in a temporary shop with height restrictions. Our extra-long trailer bypasses those height constraints by carting hammers in and out of the work bay.

“We weren’t about to let a few low ceilings sink our operation,” said Barrileaux. “With Hamilton’s help, we’re able to help our customers keep the oil flowing.”

Tech Specs

  • All steel, caster-steer trailer
  • Size: 72” wide by 300” long with 18” deck height
  • Load capacity: 40,000 pounds
  • Running gear: Two dual-wheel swivel casters with 12” by 4” Superlast polyurethane wheels; four dual-mounted, 15” by 9” press-on polyurethane wheels
  • Eight lashing rings evenly spaced along each frame
  • Loop-type towing tongue

Thirsty for more of Hamilton’s oil and gas solutions? Check out CartsandTrailers.com.

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1 World Trade Center. 24 All-Wood Platform Carts

The tallest steel building in the West belongs to New York with an assist from Hamilton’s wooden carts.During the past – and final – two years of One World Trade Center’s construction, New Jersey distributor Colonial Hardware geared up contractors with dozens of our hardwood platform carts.

Unlike traditional steel-deck carts, a wooden surface protects loads – usually construction supplies – and defends pricey glass curtain walls from scratches and dents.

Mold-on, smooth rolling rubber wheels won’t damage floors before tenants move in, which include residents and businesses like Condé Nast and China’s Beijing Vantone.

And with running gear arranged in a tilt-type diamond pattern, electricians or HVAC technicians can maneuver carts in cramped spaces with ease.

Set to open by late November 2014, the 1,776-foot skyscraper trumps Willis Tower by a few hundred feet. Sorry, Chicagoans. At least the battle for pizza supremacy is still up for debate.

From One World Trade Center to Your Living Room

Kick your feet up on a piece of American and Hamilton history. We build and sell coffee table versions of the same carts used at One World Trade Center.

It’s the perfect industrial-chic centerpiece for a living room or man cave. Plus, it’s just as durable as our factory carts, so pile on all the beer, coasters, candles, TV remotes, and books you’ll never read.

Interested? Call or email Mark Lippert for details. 513-454-2642.

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Colorful Trailers Shine in Material Handling

A splash of color in an unlikely place keeps Crown Equipment’s manufacturing operations on track.

A world leader in material handling equipment depends on Hamilton for in-house transport of raw goods and line stocks. But in the past, its trailers often vanished – usually poached by another department.

Now, we paint the company’s carts red, blue, green or yellow, so employees know whose turf a trailer belongs to. And just like that, missing cart reports plummeted by 100 percent.

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The 5 Heaviest Hamilton Truck Hauls

Line up all the paper printed daily at one of the largest mills in the United States, and you’d cover roughly 4,000 miles. Roll it back up into individual 40-ton rolls, and you’d have Hamilton’s heaviest trailer haul.

Here are the mega loads we’re highlighting this month:

40-Ton Paper Rolls

The global supplier stretched us in more ways than one to move rolls of paper taller than a three-story building, and heavier than five elephants. At 33 feet, this isn’t just our highest-capacity trailer, it’s the longest we’ve ever built. Put that in ink.

30-Ton Chemistry Set

With a name like “Big Blue,” you know this four-wheel steer trailer totes serious mass. While 30-ton chemical molds might sound like quite the payload, it’s what’s under the truck that impresses – synchronized steering to maneuver through a maze-like factory floor.

20 Golden Tons

Open up a jewelry box, and you’ll find dustings of Hamilton. At a major mining operation, our fifth-wheel steer trailer hauls 20-ton vibrating screen machines. Each sifts through thousands of pounds of sediment each day to find rare minerals. You might say we’re worth our weight in gold.

30 Tons of Hush-Hush Military Tech

You need security clearance to see the 30-ton load, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share its chauffer. To accommodate the oversized haul, we built an 8-foot wide deck and fifth wheels at each end for precision turning. As for everything else? That’s classified.

15 Tons of Pressure

We’re keeping the lights on, one custom truck at a time. We built a pressure and heat-resistant trailer to move 15-ton control valves at a global energy provider’s power plant. Inside the station’s core, it’s hotter than planet Venus with more pressure than the deepest ocean.

For more custom trailers and their heavy-duty baggage, visit CartsAndTrailers.com.

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