Industrial Trailers

Hamilton's robust line of heavy duty in-plant trailers, carts and trolleys guarantees the right towable equipment for your material handling needs. They are effortlessly rolling on our world class wheels and casters coupled together in trains with unyielding couplers and hitches providing years of service. Our trailers and carts are designed using the latest, state of the art 3D mechanical design software with simulation tools to ensure the most efficient use of raw materials. Hamilton leverages concepts like ergonomics, design for manufacture and assembly, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing to wring out waste giving you economical solutions to your materials handling needs. Flat out the best industrial trailers, factory carts, platform trucks, trolleys, dollies, and hand trucks available and shipped directly to your dock quickly.

  • Four Wheel Steer

    Used when towing long trains of carts through narrow factory aisles which require true-tracking service.

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  • Fifth Wheel Steer

    Economical trailer for moving large heavy duty loads like dies, tooling, metal plates, and structural steel bars.

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  • Caster Steer

    Trailer used for both towing and hand pushing, ideal for delivery of material from warehouse to shop floor.

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  • Auto Steer

    Workhorse cart that provides unrivaled utility by hauling loads with a high center of gravity and uneven loading....

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Auto Steer Trailers

Capacity Range Over 35,000 lbs.

Auto-Steer Trailer Showing Four Wheel Version

Intended for individual towing (no trains!), these massive trailers are designed to handle incredible loads and normally built to a specific size. Four-Wheel steering assures optimal turns in minimal space. It is not uncommon to equip these with reversible tongues, meaning the trailer can be towed from either end. The massive ¼” thick steel deck accommodates virtually any kind of load and withstands most loading and unloading indiscretions. Tie rod guards, welded in place strategically under the side frame and between the front and rear wheels, protect vital steering linkage from inadvertent forklift contact. Hamilton’s 35,000# capacity trailers are suitable for those incredibly heavy, and sometimes physically large, loads that require safe transit inside a factory or warehouse.

Quality Features
Wheels are dual wheel press-on Polyurethane tired wheels, which vary in diameter and width and can be specified for a trailer and its capacity. Dual wheels offer two benefits: first, this configuration eliminates wheel “scrubbing” that occurs as wheels are wider; and second, more wheels translates into smaller diameter wheels, since there are more wheels to support the load, and consequently the deck height is lower and stability improved. Tapered bearings, in some cases for 2” diameter axles, assure dependable rolling performance.

A major wear point on any towed trailer is the towing loop. Comprised of forged steel, Hamilton’s loops are designed for handling the maximum towed load and are resistant to wear during years of use.

All steering joints are actually fifth wheel assemblies, linked together to provide the automotive-style steering. These massive assemblies include ½” thick steel plates sandwiching a UHMW disk for easy and long-lasting turning. The assembly connected to the towing tongue uses an incredible 2” diameter kingpin, while the wheel assemblies rely on 1-1/4” diameter kingpins.

Depending on the design capacity and size, structural frame is of either 5” or 6” channel.

4-wheel steer vs. 2-wheel steer.
Trailers with 4-wheel steering provide the best tracking available, whether in auto steer or fifth wheel steering design. When all four wheels turn, the trailers in a train track in a nearly identical path through turns. While the trailers may cost a bit more, the gains in warehouse space through narrower aisles can be substantial. Additionally, longer trains may be towed through the warehouse if the steering is more accurate, vs. the two-wheel steering trailers.

The advantage of auto steer trailers, particularly in the 4-wheel steer design, is in their stability. Keeping the wheels “outboard” maintains stability during turns. The four wheel steer trailers with fifth wheel design surrender some lateral stability during turns as the footprint of the wheels narrows. Higher load centers of gravity or higher speeds during turns accentuate the problem. When load stability is vital, consider the 4-wheel auto steer design.

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