The client required a slack-free, articulating coupling that would remain functional in an environment where temperatures can reach -40ºC. The idea to use the Bartlett 127 Ball to connect this most unusual snow train was devised by specialised heavy Antarctic equipment engineering firm Travtech based in Hobart, Tasmania.
Towing a sled loaded with supplies and two 15 000 litre fuel bladders through challenging and dangerous terrain, the coupling was ice cool under pressure and performed admirably.
The Bartlett Ball has now been in production and operation for over 50 years. It has proved itself in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. For further information about Bartlett couplings, click here.
In Alabama USA a regional city council has chosen to use a customised Bartlett Towbar Solution that is fit-for-purpose for their heavy industrial municipal applications. With growing interest from the USA we look forward to providing towing solutions and products to the USA market.
Feedback from the USA: “Allan, I can not believe how easy it was to install. It went perfectly. Only took about 2–3 hours to install and ready to try out. All measurements were right on the money. I have one picture I’m sending now. Your company is the only one I was able to find that makes a plug-and-play item that I needed and without a doubt It was just that. Thanks for everything.”
Fleet Superintendent, Alabama, USA”
At home, Bartlett products are proven performers in our extreme and harsh conditions and across a variety of industries. From the Victorian snowfields to outback Australia.
At Melbourne’s Werribee Open Range Zoo, complete towbars, 127mm ball trailer couplings and safety chain systems provide a safe, smooth ride for train passengers as they’re towed through the open range zoo.
Bartlett specialises in fleet solutions whether it be be road transport, defence, agriculture or any other heavy vehicle towing application.
If you have a challenging fleet or individual towing need, please contact our experienced staff.