Transport trailer travels soft, dies hard
7/30/2018 2:43 PM
We don’t always need to lead with behemoth strength or super cool ergonomics when it comes to our custom trailers. Sometimes, it’s the quiet ones that make the biggest impact.
To build this multi-use component transport truck for a leading land clearing company in Minnesota, Hamilton spec’d a wood deck designed to protect painted parts and keep cargo secure. The trailer is being used to haul a large assortment of component parts indoors and out, so we chose Hamilton 18-inch pneumatic wheels for extra cushion and durability over rough Midwestern terrain.
With 4-wheel steer maneuverability, the deck is equipped with multiple recessed pockets for adding racks and/or pipe superstructures. A flat metal strap along the side frames protects the pockets from unplanned collisions and doubles as a way to tie down the load, too. And thanks to its reversible tow, steering’s a breeze at either end.
A special shout out to Toyota Lift of Minnesota for their trust in Hamilton carts and trailers to get the job done right.
Here are the tech specs:
- Description: Component Transport Trailer
- Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
- Deck Size: 52" wide x 126" long
- Deck Height: 27-1/2"
- Deck Material: Smooth steel sheet covered with 3/4" thick exterior grade plywood. Bolt heads are countersunk below the surface of the plywood deck
- Steering Type: 4-wheel reversible
- Running Gear: 18" diameter solid pneumatic tires mounted on steel rims bolted to steel hubs fitted with tapered roller bearings
- 2 removable U-shaped racks on each side and 1 on each end (6 total per trailer) constructed of 1" pipe and approximately 42" wide
- Top of the racks are 24" above the deck and include 1 intermediate cross member per rack.
- Solid round inserts in the legs provide added strength
- Couplers: Tongue with towing eye on each end