Why Four Wheel Steer Trailers Make Sense?
 

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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.

FORKLIFTS 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.

 

FIXED 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.

 

ORDINARY TRAILERS OFFER FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY, BUT THEY SACRIFICE VALUABLE SPACE
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.

four wheel steer trailersTHE 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.

 

THE Quad-Steer TRACKER™ TRAILER IS YOUR ULTIMATE MATERIAL-HANDLING PARTNER
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.

Quad-Steer 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.

 

FOUR REASONS WHY TRAILERS MAKE SENSE

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 trip.
  4. 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 time.

Contact Peregrine, Inc. today
for your 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.

 

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