Job #417: Army Fleet Support, Custom UH-72 Lakota Helicopter Transport Trailer


This hydraulically operated, bumper pull trailer was designed for transporting the UH-72 Lakota helicopter.

Features Include:

  • 24’ long x 9’ Wide load deck (between trailer outer rails)
  • Flat deck raises and lowers hydraulically
  • Deck lowering and raising system incorporates a fail-safe locking mechanism
  • Deck mounted skid stops with micro switches (to prevent loading the aircraft too far forward)
  • All steel construction, including steel fenders 
  • Two (2)  7K axles
  • Twin torsion axle suspension
  • 14,000 GVWR
  • 10,000 lb. payload
  • 17.5” wheels and tires suitable for on and off road use
  • Hydraulic surge brakes
  • Spare tire and wheel with mount
  • Heavy duty tongue jack
  • Adjustable height coupler heads
  • Pintle and ball coupler
  • Safety chains
  • Hydraulic reservoir with sight gauge to verify fluid level.  
  • Heavy duty roller system with two (2) rows of 20” long skid rollers; three (3) entry rollers mounted in a tilt-axis cradle
  • Nylon skid protector strips on outer frame rails to prevent damage to sides of the skids
  • 8,000 lb. front mounted winch, w/ web strap “cable” &  “dead man” switch
  • Two flashing amber LED lights at rear, work lights and regulation DOT lighting/markers 
  • Aircraft can be loaded with the tow vehicle in “park” position
  • Eight (8) each floor mounted tie down rings
  • On board sealed and shielded battery system with electric and solar charger/maintainer
  • Central control panel, with shield to protect operator
  • Spreader Bar-Sling Towing Assembly; two-point system, allows connecting the aircraft without crawling under it