Custom Trailers Tame Hellish Applications

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:15 PM  RssIcon

Oily Shapeshifter. Jacked Up Jack. One-Eyed Astro. These aren’t the year’s trendiest Halloween costumes. They’re custom Hamilton trailers we built to tackle extreme applications.

Oily Shapeshifter

Built for an oil and gas giant, this A-frame tilt cart transforms to fit steel plates through claustrophobia-inducing aisles. Watch the video to see it in action.










The Green Goblin

Recycling can be a real beast. For proof, look at this 8-foot-wide by 20-foot long trailer and its 28-inch-thick deck to support 30 tons of industrial recycling machinery. But the coolest part? The slime green paint job to match the company’s attitude.

One-Eyed Astro

Working with NASA over the years has been both a treat and an honor. Plus, it’s led to some of our most unique work. Like this custom, circular dolly that hauled a space capsule destined for Mars.

Jacked Up Jack

It’s fitting that an automotive supplier would need a trailer with 25-inch rubber wheels, which are taller than car tires. We designed this jacked up, fifth wheel steel trailer to haul 10 tons worth of car suspensions without budging.

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The 5 Heaviest Hamilton Truck Hauls

Friday, February 28, 2014 9:05 AM  RssIcon

Line up all the paper printed daily at one of the largest mills in the United States, and you’d cover roughly 4,000 miles. Roll it back up into individual 40-ton rolls, and you’d have Hamilton’s heaviest trailer haul.

Here are the mega loads we’re highlighting this month:

40-Ton Paper Rolls

The global supplier stretched us in more ways than one to move rolls of paper taller than a three-story building, and heavier than five elephants. At 33 feet, this isn’t just our highest-capacity trailer, it’s the longest we’ve ever built. Put that in ink.

30-Ton Chemistry Set

With a name like “Big Blue,” you know this four-wheel steer trailer totes serious mass. While 30-ton chemical molds might sound like quite the payload, it’s what’s under the truck that impresses – synchronized steering to maneuver through a maze-like factory floor.

20 Golden Tons

Open up a jewelry box, and you’ll find dustings of Hamilton. At a major mining operation, our fifth-wheel steer trailer hauls 20-ton vibrating screen machines. Each sifts through thousands of pounds of sediment each day to find rare minerals. You might say we’re worth our weight in gold.

30 Tons of Hush-Hush Military Tech

You need security clearance to see the 30-ton load, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share its chauffer. To accommodate the oversized haul, we built an 8-foot wide deck and fifth wheels at each end for precision turning. As for everything else? That’s classified.

15 Tons of Pressure

We’re keeping the lights on, one custom truck at a time. We built a pressure and heat-resistant trailer to move 15-ton control valves at a global energy provider’s power plant. Inside the station’s core, it’s hotter than planet Venus with more pressure than the deepest ocean.

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