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This high heat custom trailer is en fuego

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

It’s official. High heat products are flying off the shelves at Hamilton—and demand is spilling over to our custom jobs like molten lava. Take a project we did with one of the world’s biggest energy leaders. They tapped us to design and engineer a high heat trailer to cook transformers in an oven, prior to being carted out and painted.

To make this cart capable of withstanding a scorching 350 degrees Fahrenheit, we had to do three things:

  1. Ensure our standard grease temperature requirements were up to snuff (they were) and wouldn’t turn to liquid
  2. Replace the trailer’s fifth wheel, which is typically made out of Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW), with Teflon
  3. Update with a high-heat-compatible paint

It’s interesting that the customer insisted on using phenolic wheels instead of steel. Plastic phenolic wheels are gentle on floors, but not very long-lasting in the high-heat game. Floor protection was important enough to them that they were willing to exchange out the inexpensive wheels periodically with use.

Tread softly. But carry a smokin’ stick.

  • XT3068
  • Description: High-heat trailer
  • Capacity: 50,000 lbs.
  • Deck Size: 66” wide x 96” long x 18-5/8” to top of deck
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Steering Type: Four-wheel steer
  • Running Gear: Dual 12” x 4” phenolic wheels with 1-1/4” tapered bearings. Wheels will be considered a wear item and may be replaced on an ongoing basis, due to phenolic wheels maximum operating temperature of 250 degrees F.
  • Couplers: Loop-type towing tongue
  • Stenciling & Marking: 50,000 lbs. capacity stenciled on the side of trailer
  • Color: Safety yellow

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