Schutt Industries, the leading manufacturer of trailering sytems for the US Military, including the Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) has been awarded another contract for 19 hook lift trucks and trailers, as well as 76 flatracks. The truck and trailer system consists of a 6 X6 prime mover truck with a hook lift mechanism for self-loading and unloading capability and a payload trailer and demountable cargo beds, referred to as flatracks.
The prime mover truck carries its payloads on demountable flatrack cargo beds, or inside 20 foot ISO intermodal containers, or shelters. The flatrack is interchangeable between truck and trailer. The tractor with hook lift and trailer form a self-contained system that loads and unloads its cargo without the need for forklifts or other material handling equipment. Without leaving the cab, the driver can load or unload the truck and trailer. The hooklift truck, trailer and flatrack system perform line haul (long distance), local haul (short distance), unit resupply and other missions in the tactical environment to support highly mobile combat units. The system provides rapid movement of combat configured loads of ammunition and all classes of supply, shelters and containers.
“We are excited to build more hook lift trucks for our military,” said Steve Schutt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our design has been perfected and we are seeing a lot of interest from the international community as well. Moving forward with our unique scalable system and our integration expertise, look for our hook lift on many different platforms”.
Source: Schutt Industries
Date: Oct 17, 2012