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The Big Number: Airplane Rides on 16 UMD Casters

Friday, Apr 26, 2013

When the world’s leading aerospace company needs to haul a top-secret aircraft, Hamilton is more than up to the task. Ken Serio, vice president of Casters & Equipment, recently sold 16 of our Ultra Maxi-Duty (UMD) Dual-Wheel Swivel Casters. These massive casters are currently being used to shuttle a 125-ton jet. For comparison, a fully loaded 757 airliner weighs about the same.

At 253 lbs., a single UMD caster easily swivels under loads up to 15,600 lbs. Slap 16 of them on a rig, and you can move an entire airplane. Learn more about our UMD series that features the highest-capacity casters on the market.

Do you have a memorable Hamilton sale or application story you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear from you. Email Mark Lippert, Hamilton’s vice president of marketing.

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