Loadcraft uses this Maintainer Signature Series service truck for oilfield service calls.
Kremlin Cyclomix Expert system controls the paint operations. Touch-screen controls determine which of the 28 Loadcraft paint recipes is applied. All paint data is stored to the particular job.
One of two side-draft Col-Met spray booths are shown here. The 80-ft booth can be partitioned off so that two jobs can be sprayed simultaneously.
A separate building at the machine shop provides space for assembly of special projects.
This horizontal machining center is a key component of the Loadcraft machine shop.
Until it was purchased by Loadcraft three years ago, this building housed a kiln for brick production. It is now the heart of the company's machine shop.
The dashboard is assembled for another chassis that will be used to transport a drilling rig.
Trailers are the one product Loadcraft Industries has been manufacturing since the company's start in 1916. The company produces lowbed and heavy-hauler trailers in a 250,000-sq-ft complex in Brady TX.
The Brady plant is equipped with a Koike Aronson cutting table and high-definition plasma.
Rotating fixture enables Loadcraft to maximize welding in the flat position.
A mobile concrete batch plant is under construction at the R & S Manufacturing plant a few miles away from the machine shop. Loadcraft recently acquired the company. Loadcraft will continue to produce this product but will also reconfigure the 100,000-sq-ft plant to create space to manufacture trailers.
A similar drilling rig transporter is under construction at the Loadcraft plant in Brady.
Loadcraft believes in vertical integration. The company produced this six-axle chassis that will carry the draw works of a drilling rig destined for Libya. The mast swings down and can be transported without the need to be dismantled as long as it is not driven on public roads.
Challenge: find the number of modules that can be trailerized in this photo. This is a Loadcraft drilling rig that will be used in Libya.
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