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Our defense missile trailers are making the world a safer place

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

It isn’t every day you get to design trailers to haul defense missiles, but then again, Hamilton isn’t your everyday cart company. Take a look at these beauties we recently custom engineered for a global aerospace and defense company. With a combined payload of 4,600 pounds, they work in tandem to gently cradle a prototype weapon of mass destruction approximately 30 inches above the floor. No big deal.


It was a complicated ask. The customer needed dollies that could not only help safely transport the missile but also support technicians while directly working on, assembling and testing its individual components. The two end cap dollies follow the shorter and longer carts to support the missile motor and electronics. All of the carts are fitted with our swivel casters with adjustable heights for smooth maneuverability, while our heavy duty ZB-style foot activated brakes provide instant positive locking. Two Y-shaped rollers on each end dolly ensure the missile can be revolved at all angles for easy access.

Wait a minute. Did we just up our cool factor by a thousand percent?

Here are the humble specs:

Long-Cart Missile Component Transport Cart

  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs.
  • Deck Size: 26" wide X 84"
  • Deck Material: Smooth steel sheet
  • Steering Type: Swivel caster style
  • Running Gear: 4 swivel casters with 8" diameter x 2" wide ErgoGlide polyurethane wheels fitted with precision ball bearings, 4-position swivel locks, and ZB style foot activated brakes
  • Superstructure:

    • 1 removable handle with 12 external pockets (2 on each end frame and 4 on each side frame) spaced to allow the handle to be placed in multiple locations
    • Cradles positioned so that center line of missile to be approximately 30" above the floor
    • 2 removable cradle assemblies lined with protective material.
    • Finish: Safety yellow epoxy
    • Weight: 340 lbs.
    • Dimensions: 30” x 88” x 28”

Short Cart Missile Component Transport Cart

  • Capacity: 2,000 pounds
  • Deck Size: 26" wide X 36"
  • Deck Material: Smooth steel sheet
  • Steering Type: Swivel caster style
  • Running Gear: 4 swivel casters with 8" diameter X 2" wide ErgoGlide polyurethane wheels fitted with precision ball bearings, 4-position swivel locks, and ZB style foot activated brakes
  • Superstructure:

    • 1 removable handle with 6 external pockets (2 on end frame and 2 on each side frame) spaced to allow the handle to be placed in multiple locations
    • Cradles positioned so that center line of missile to be approximately 30" above the floor
    • Finish: Safety yellow epoxy
    • Weight: 250 lbs.
    • Dimensions: 40” x 30” x 28”

End Cap Dolly (Qty 2)

  • Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Cradle Height: Centerline of cylinders to be 30" off the floor
  • Cradle Material: Non-marking rollers
  • Steering Type: Swivel caster style
  • Running Gear: 4 swivel casters with 4" diameter X 2" wide Ergo-Glide polyurethane wheels fitted with precision ball bearings and ZB style foot activated brakes
  • Superstructure: Adjustable pedestal to provide approximately 4" of vertical travel. Two "Y" shaped roller assemblies with centerline approximately 30" off the floor
  • Finish: Safety yellow epoxy
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 24” x 24” x 27”

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