When we think of submarines, we think of stealth, strategy and The Hunt for Red October. Submarines are just plain cool, which is why Hamilton was pretty pumped to design a custom engineered trailer used to transport cranes that hoist remote control submarines in and out of the water at a naval shipyard.
Apparently, the U.S. Navy is busy building remote control subs that can run extended underwater tours of duty without a crew. These robotic warriors can carry out all sorts of top-secret combat missions while still performing the same search and rescue, surveillance and minesweeping assignments that today require manned warships.
The trailer, which travels between storage and dock, measures more than 23 feet long and 10 feet wide and boasts a 70,000-pound payload.
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- Description: Winch "A" frame transport trailer
- Capacity: 70,000 pounds
- Deck Size: 124" wide X 284" long
- Deck Height: Approximately 28"
- Deck Material: 1/2" thick smooth steel plate
- Steering Type: 4 wheel auto style - reversible tow
- Running Gear: Eight dual mounted 18" diameter X 8 wide press-on polyurethane wheels with tapered bearings
- Front: Tongue with towing eye
- Rear: Tongue with towing eye
- Other: Load containment tabs on all 4 frame sides
- Stenciling & Marking: Capacity stenciled on both side frames
- Finish: Safety yellow epoxy for corrosion resistance in the outdoor salt air environment