J. Smith & Sons is an Australian owned and operated company that manufactures a wide range of specialised trailers for transportation within Australia and overseas. J. Smith & Sons manufactures a range of heavy-duty off-highway trailers for the coal and hard-rock mining industries. These include side-tipping trailers and rear-tipping trailers, up to 100t capacity per trailer, and powered dollies.
Mining industry trailers have become more sophisticated as longer hauling distances have made the transport task more critical; especially getting the payload versus tare weight formulae right. Regulation-sized trailers have given way to oversized trailers whose limiting factor has become prime mover engine power. Enter the Smith Hydrapede. The Smith Hydrapede is an innovative powered dolly designed and manufactured by J. Smith & Sons for the mining industry. The Hydrapede allows increased payload haulage out of mine pits and on mining haul roads. It is also narrower and able to travel at greater speeds and longer distances than rear tip mining trucks.
J. Smith & Sons also builds a range of car carriers, tipping container skels, low loaders, side-tipping trailers for sugar cane and raw sugar, roll-on/roll-off transfer trailers between road and rail for sugar cane wagons, and super-lift trailers for cane haulage and the waste industry.