Tri-Glide Systems

Tri-Glide Systems

The Hilman Tri-Glide provides a stable, efficient solution for moving heavy loads over finished floors.  It is designed with a large footprint to spread the weight of the load over a greater area.  Our Polyurethane and Nylon rollers are non-marking and can be used on a variety of floor surfaces.  The Tri-Glide low-profile keeps the load close to the ground for safe moving.

All Tri-Glide Systems contain the following components:

• One steerable front unit and two adjustable-width rear units
• Front unit has Swivel Padded Top, Padded Hand Grips, and Tow Eye
• Two rear units are adjustable in width for larger loads

They are currently available in load moving capacities of 10, 15, 20, 24, 40, 60 and 80 tons. Choose from Nylon, Polyurethane, or Steel rolls to suit your moving requirements.



3-point Load Moving Solution

The standard Tri-Glide includes a front steering unit and two rear adjustable units.

The steerable front unit contains a 360-degree swiveling turntable that allows the rollers to rotate under the load, making pushing and pulling more precise.  The rear dollies are kept aligned by an adjustable spreader bar, allowing them to track properly when moving.

Placing the dollies in a 3-point configuration can stabilize the rollers and prevent them from slipping out, even under pulling and tugging forces.  As the load is steered with the front unit, the rear dollies will follow, providing the user with a wide range of mobility.

While the 3-point configuration is recommended as a safe load moving solution, additional modules can be added and reconfigured to further stabilize, bulky loads.






Modifications & Custom Solutions

The Hilman Tri-Glide can be modified in a number of ways to accommodate your specific application
requirements. Custom turntables and special hole patterns, on the contact points, are just a couple of examples where users have made the Hilman Tri-Glide System a perfect fit. Hilman also manufactures completely custom Tri-Glide Solutions to meet specific performance requirements.


Custom 3 Point Load Moving Solution Features

A manufacturing customer was looking for a solution for moving large, bulky reels around their production
facility, without using an overhead crane. Hilman developed a custom Tri-Glide Solution that included a reel
handling cart for their specific need.

The custom Tri-Glide Cart Assembly included a bar, across the top, which was designed to go through the reel,
allowing it to stay in place. A hydraulic hand pump was then used to energize the cylinders, on either side of the cart upward, and lift the reel off the ground, for safe moving. The handle was also modified to be shorter in length for better maneuverability. The customer was able to successfully use this Hilman product as a safe, efficient 3 point load moving solution.



This custom Tri-Glide features a 68” Diameter Cart used to help move heavy motors around a nuclear plant. The customer needed a reliable solution for switching motors in and out of storage. The motor is bolted into the cart, preventing damage to its critical components and providing a safe, efficient 3 point load moving solution.


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Tri-Glide 80 Ton

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