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Aircraft Wheel Transport Trailer

Location of Work:

McChord AFB, Washington

Completion Date:

October 2013

Description:

HHI designed, patented, and built a new Aircraft Wheel Transport Trailer for the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington. The C-17 is housed in a hangar on one side of the runway, when it is time for tire maintenance the tires are removed in that hangar, and then the tires are moved to the maintenance building on the other side of the runway (approximately 2 miles) to be worked on. In the past, the maintenance crew could only move four tires at a time. With the new trailer, which attaches easily to the back of a pickup, they can transport the entire set of C-17 wheels at a time. The trailer can carry up to 6,000 lbs. and has bars to lock each tire in place when loaded. Its tailgate also doubles as a ramp to push the tires up onto the trailer.