The Problem

 

Over the last 40 years the manufactured housing industry has produced much higher quality homes, however; transportation for these homes has not yet evolved. The standard operating system for these structures presents a variety of challenges.

For example, the current equipment that is used for modular transportation cannot adequately haul the structures based upon weight and size. Low quality running gear creates safety issues and delays in production as well as damage to the structure itself. These deficiencies cause problems in the industry as a whole.

Wheels and Axles

  • Three 22,500lb. capacity axles. Towing is straight, stable and easy to turn.

 

  • Dual 16 ply steel-belted radial tires with 16/32 tread depth, 40,000mi. tread life.

  • Tires will not blow out under standard hauling conditions and do not fall off.

  • Self-airing system, maintaining 120 PSI, even if punctured. Stress-free for drivers.

  • Heavy load air-brake system. Stops quickly and safely.

  • Carries a registered weight of 65,000 to 68,000 lbs on three dual-wheeled axles.

  • High-end, heavy-duty suspension system, shear strength 650,000 lbs.

  • Homes arrive on time, or ahead of schedule and are in better condition.

  • Ride-height to top of 12.5” I beam is only 32”, giving it a minus 2” height advantage.

  • Multiple 6,000lb. capacity axles. Towing drifts and is unstable, axles break in turns.

  • Single 14 ply bias low-quality trailer tires with poor 6/32 tread depth, 400mi. tread life.

  • Tires constantly blow out (14-24) & may fall off under standard hauling conditions.

  • Tires need constant air-checks, and blow out even without being punctured.

  • Inadequate electrical-brake system. Stopping unsafe.

  • Carries additional weight, only by adding an excessive number of wheels and axles.

  • Low quality, costly, labor-intensive hanger suspension. Shear strength 20,000 lbs.

  • Homes seldom arrive on time, are damaged and incur cost overruns.

  • Traditional running gear ride-height is approx. 2” higher than the Viking Carrier.