This is the Jason Voorhees* of trucks

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018

It’s official. High heat products are flying off the shelves at Hamilton—and demand is spilling over to our custom jobs like molten lava. Take a project we did with one of the world’s biggest energy leaders. They tapped us to design and engineer a high heat trailer to cook transformers in an oven, prior to being carted out and painted.

To make this cart capable of withstanding a scorching 350 degrees Fahrenheit, we had to do three things:

  • Ensure our standard grease temperature requirements were up to snuff (they were) and wouldn’t turn to liquid
  • Replace the trailer’s fifth wheel, which is typically made out of Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW), with Teflon
  • Update with a high-heat-compatible paint

It’s interesting that the customer insisted on using phenolic wheels instead of steel. Plastic phenolic wheels are gentle on floors, but not very long-lasting in the high-heat game. Floor protection was important enough to them that they were willing to exchange out the inexpensive wheels periodically with use.

Tread softly. But carry a smokin’ stick.

  • XT3068
  • Description: High-heat trailer
  • Capacity: 50,000 lbs.
  • Deck Size: 66” wide x 96” long x 18-5/8” to top of deck
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Steering Type: Four-wheel steer
  • Running Gear: Dual 12” x 4” phenolic wheels with 1-1/4” tapered bearings. Wheels will be considered a wear item and may be replaced on an ongoing basis, due to phenolic wheels maximum operating temperature of 250 degrees F.
  • Couplers: Loop-type towing tongue
  • Stenciling & Marking: 50,000 lbs. capacity stenciled on the side of trailer
  • Color: Safety yellow

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