Industrial – Case Study

35 Years Later & Still Going Strong

The Auto-Mate hydraulic lifting trailer was originally designed for the DJB production facility at Peterlee, now Caterpillar (UK) Ltd, to facilitate the flow of dump bodies, front and rear chassis units and other bulky assemblies within the factory and outside in the yard areas. Thirty-five years later and the Auto-Mate is still in continuous use at Caterpillar.

Auto-Mate Provides Effective Handling of Awkward Heavy Load

A Heavy duty, low profile Auto-Mate greatly improves the efficiency and convenience of handling heavy chemical plant at Huntman Tioxide’s Greatham Works on Teeside.

The Auto-Mate, which handles loads up to 15 tonne in weight and five metres in length, easily manoeuvres equipment around the facilities of the 100 acre site.

Previously four-wheel bogie trailers were operated, requiring two trucks and additional personnel to move and steer the load.

The Auto-Mate is used to lift, transport and place equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps and columns between production areas and workshops.

15 tonne lift capacity AutoMate transporting a large pressure vessel at a chemical works