Wheel Steer Trailers Catalog
The relative merits of trailers, forklifts, conveyors and other
popular material-handling methods have been discussed in great length
within the industry - with differing conclusions.
OFFER MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY, BUT THEY LACK COST-EFFECTIVENESS
Only the forklift approaches the trailer train in mobility and flexibility.
Yet, the single-purpose nature of forklifts - they are essentially
dedicated loading and/or unloading units - combined with their prohibitive
price and dependence on a skilled operator, often puts them in a
negative light when value-per-dollar is compared to other systems
- especially trailers.
SYSTEMS CAN OFFER EFFICIENCY, BUT THEY LACK FLEXIBILITY
Fixed systems can operate efficiently, but they are also very costly
- both to install and modify - and they suffer even more from limitations
because of their static nature. If it becomes necessary to alter
the course of a conveyor or gravity roller system, there are usually
very limited options - and they come with substantial cost penalties.
TRAILERS OFFER FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY, BUT THEY SACRIFICE
Trailers have been shown to provide several advantages over single-purpose
material-handling equipment such as forklifts, and fixed equipment
like conveyors and gravity rollers. But in many cases, ordinary
trailers aren't cost-effective because of the valuable space that
must be sacrificed to allow them to turn. Limitations commonly imposed
by tight plant layouts - and the inability of ordinary trailers
to track directly behind the tow vehicle - have sometimes caused
trailers to be overlooked when selecting the optimum material-handling
system for a given application.
RIGHT TRAILER MAKES GOOD SENSE
There is one trailer whose unique design allows it to outperform
other trailers, as well as other popular material-handling methods.
The Quad-Steer TRACKER™ Positive-Tracking Trailers from Peregrine,
Inc. feature an exclusive design that overcomes the concerns associated
with ordinary trailers, moving the trailer train concept to the
forefront of material-handling efficiency.
Quad-Steer TRACKER™ TRAILER IS YOUR ULTIMATE MATERIAL-HANDLING
The Quad-Steer TRACKER™ offers remarkable precision in tracking
and turning up and down aisles and throughout tight floor plans
- making more productive use of expensive floor space. With some
Quad-Steer TRACKER™ models, a three-trailer train needs only
15 feet to make a 180-degree turn.
TRACKER™ trailers are available in nearly an unlimited array
of styles and configurations. With the Roto-Hi-Dump Trailer and
Rack System and other optional accessories, the Quad-Steer TRACKER™
fulfills virtually any material-handling requirement. Of course,
all materials and finish are of the highest quality - and all are
backed with our solid warranty.
REASONS WHY TRAILERS MAKE SENSE
- Trains of trailers allow a single operator to move greater
quantities of material at once. They can even be guided
automatically if desired, further reducing the long-term
cost. And, since trailers can easily be adapted to various
loads or special situations, one train can handle a wide
variety of material shapes, weights and sizes.
- If there are changes in your plant layout, trailer trains
take it all in stride. In fact, their flexibility allows
you the freedom to test routing alternatives or system revisions
- something that's not practical with fixed systems.
- Trailer trains save time and labor. Instead of using your
forklift to transport one pallet of materials each trip,
you load the trailers and then move everything in one efficient
- Wear and tear on forklifts and other expensive equipment
is minimized: The less you use high-cost special equipment,
the longer it lasts. Transporting materials on trailers
can dramatically increase forklift life while reducing operator
Peregrine, Inc. today
free video and brochure, and the name of an
authorized Quad-Steer TRACKER™ Dealer near you.
They'll be glad to discuss how the addition of a
train of trailers to your material-handling system
can make an important change for the better - and, of course,
how Quad-Steer TRACKER™ Positive-Tracking Trailers
can ensure the maximum in value and benefit
to your operation.