Since manufactured/mobile homes were invented in the 1970’s, they have gained over 45,000 pounds, up from their original weight of 15,000 pounds. Three axles and six tiny wheels became standard equipment for hauling these original mobile homes. As these homes gained weight, they gained more wheels and axles. It soon became obvious that adding more wheels and axles began to add more problems, and more transport expenses. Amazingly, these problems have been tolerated over all these years. Today, there are an average of 14 to 24 blowouts on a 1000-mile trip. Obviously, this has cost the industry a fortune!
Downtime, tire repairs, axle breakage, wheel breakage and home damage are guaranteed on every trip. For over 40 years, not only were there no improvements made in the wheel and axle assemblies, but there were no viable alternatives that could fulfill the required height and weight requirements. Viking Enterprises is pleased to announce the solution to this all of these problems. Heath Sartini worked over 30 years in the recycled wheel and axle business.