Hamilton builds new 60,000 lbs. capacity trailer for defense contractor...

Hamilton recently delivered this custom-engineered heavy-duty trailer to a defense contractor on the east coast. The trailer, measuring 16 ft. long x 8 ft. wide with an incredible low deck height of only 2.5 ft., was custom designed to meet the defense contractor's stringent material handling requirements including an incredible load capacity requirement of 60,000 lbs!

The trailer is built from plate steel welded over structural tube frame engineered with a reversible four-wheel steering mechanism. Fifth wheels at each end are connected by a structural tube tie rod that allows the trailer to maneuver in tighter spaces and negotiate turns a fifth wheel steer trailer could not manage. The loop towing tongue is removable allowing the flexibility for towing from either end eliminating the need for a space eating turnaround area. Twelve 15" diameter x 9" wide press-on polyurethane wheels with 2" tapered roller bearings spread the load over a larger area to save the floor from excessive load. Finally, tie down rings around the perimeter help secure the load for safe travel throughout the plant.




Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.
1637 Dixie Hwy.
Hamilton, OH 45011.
Phone: 800-733-7655
Fax: 800-232-3733,