The Hoffman Crew Count On PJ Trailers
When you work in the harshest of conditions, equipment failure is not an option. The Hoffman crew, from Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush, count on PJ Trailers to stand up to the Alaskan winters.
Working with a PJ Gold Club dealer in Portland, Oregon, Trailer City provided their crew with a 6″ Channel Equipment (CC) and a Tandem Dual Tilt (TD).
The Perfect Trailer for Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Light-Duty Construction Equipment
Anything can happen when you run a mining operation, and you need to have an ultra-versatile trailer in your lineup. The 6″ Channel Equipment (CC) is an excellent choice for hauling supplies, heavier vehicles, as well as light-duty equipment given the GVWR range of 14,000 to 24,000 lbs. The deck features a width of 83″ and comes in lengths from 14 to 24′. The CC they picked up came with a bumper pull coupler, but you can also choose a gooseneck or pintle configuration as well.
Running gear is a vital component of any trailer, and PJ only trusts Dexter Axles. Backed by an industry-leading warranty of 5-years on sprung axles and 10-years on their Torflex® axles, the CC sits on tandem or triple axles rated from 5,200 to 8,000 lbs.
Safely and quickly getting your vehicle or equipment on to the trailer is key to running a mining operation. At the tail of the trailer, the CC features a straight deck with pull out ramps in stock configuration or can be upgraded to a dovetail for a decreased load angle.
The King of the Tilt Trailers
What’s better than a flat deck trailer? A flat deck that also tilts! Being able to put any size load on the deck is an essential requirement in the mining game, and the Tandem Dual Tilt (TD) provides an ultra-wide 102″ deck. With lengths from 24 to 40′ and a GVWR of 25,000 to 28,000 lbs., the TD can handle the longer loads of building supplies, custom equipment, and mountains of gold when you strick it rich!
The most popular coupler choice is in Gooseneck, but you can also choose from a bumper pull, pintle, or step deck configuration. The step deck upgrade is the best way to maximize your deck space, and you can easily store a tractor bucket or any other attachments without taking up space on the main deck.
For running gear on the TD, we count on tandem 10,000 lb. Dexter Torflex® axles. The Torflex torsion axles protect your cargo from damaging road shock and provide a smoother ride for your trailer and greater peace of mind for you. We wouldn’t fit the TD with a great suspension and skimp on the tires. Dual 16″ Grey Wheels are wrapped with ST235/80R16 Radial Tires for ultimate reliability and durability.
Fabricating oversized custom equipment is a must for running a large scale mining operation, and getting it from claim to claim is no small feat. With a 15º load angle, getting low clearance equipment loaded on the TD couldn’t be simpler. The 24′ stationary deck is hydraulically powered up and down by a 12V Hydraulic Pump, 5″ x 17″ cylinder, and scissor lift.