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40-Ton Drum Builder Rocks and Rolls with Hamilton

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015

Drum roll, please. We’re proud to share our latest creation: a double, fifth-wheel steer trailer that hauls 80,000-pound mining cutter drums.

Created for LeBus International, our rig helps the heavy manufacturer cut production time, and hike up its plant safety scores.

“We have to deliver on time. It’s what we do, and always will.”

“With Hamilton’s trailer, we only need one fork truck to move the drum from the welding shop to the machine shop,” said Luke Busha, project engineer for LeBus International.

Without our trailer, Busha said it would take multiple fork trucks to carry a load of this size (nearly 24 feet long and 10 feet wide), and numerous personnel – a slower, more dangerous process.

“The more fork trucks and people involved, the higher risk for an accident,” he said. “We have safety protocols in place and we’ve never had an issue, but this is all about minimizing risk – both our team members, and the load itself.”

Delivering ahead of schedule

The new rig also helps Lebus meet aggressive deadlines demanded by some of the world’s biggest mining, aerospace and oil heavyweights.

“We have to deliver on time. It’s what we do, and always will,” said Busha. “It’s critical in this industry. Hamilton helps us cut down on the time it takes to build, which means we can actually surprise our customers with a product faster than expected.”

Does your oversized load or factory productivity need a lift? Talk to a Hamilton carts and trailers expert, or visit for more information.

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