The Trailmate Hefty Hauler industrial tricycle is one of our most
popular Industrial Tricycles. Not only is the Trailmate Hefty Hauler popular with factories and warehouses but also popular with larger heavier riders. The Hefty Hauler has an extra wide deluxe seat that
is supported with a rear support bar for extra seat capacity. The frame in the Hefty Hauler is made of extra thick square stock steel and the rear wheel use welded spokes for extra reliability. The Hefty Hauler has one of the largest platforms measuring 24" x 26" for carrying just about anything you can imagine. Trike ships partially assembled or we can ship 100% assembled.
500 pound maximum load capacity
Easy assembly, stable construction, low maintenance
Coaster brake (rear) and V-brake (front)
Extra large, adjustable seat
Solid rear axle for maximum strength
Heavy-duty steel-zinc plated rims with 0.150 heavy-guage spokes
Roomy 24" x 26" flat bottom
Heavy-duty chain guard
Size: 45" H x 79" L x 33.5" W
Weight Capacity: 500lbs.
Heavy-gauge spokes: 0.105 front, 0.150 rear
Seat Adjustment: 25" to 33" (seat to pedal)
3-Speed coaster brake kit
Front and/or rear baskets
Locking diamond plate aluminum cargo box
Adjustable Seat Back
Puncture resistant tires and tubes
Reviewed By Adulttricyclereview.com
Trailmate Hefty Hauler Review on February 5, 2019
have been building quality adult tricycles since 1977 in Bradenton
Florida. I know the Harry, the owner at Trailmate, very well and talk
to him on a regular basis. About ten years ago, Trailmate was making
some upgrades to their factory and adding a new paint line. I asked
Harry why he would go through all that trouble rather than just have his
tricycle made in Taiwan or China like so many other companies do.
Harry said that he did not want to live with a suit case in his hand. If
you have your products made somewhere else, you have to be there all
the time to monitor the quality. Harry went on to say that sure, you can
make more money by having your products made in China, but that’s not
what he wanted to do and not what Trailmate is about. Harry is easily
at the age that he could retire but he is an entrepreneur and business
is in his blood. I think he really enjoys working and making trikes, and
I think it gives him a purpose in life.
The frame on the Hefty Hauler is TIG welded together in Florida and has a
500 Lbs. capacity. The frame is easily put together by bolting the
rear section to the front by using four bolts. The Hefty Hauler set
itself apart in many ways from other Industrial Tricycles. The Hefty
Hauler has the largest rear cargo platform area of any Industrial
tricycle and the frame on the Hefty Hauler is also longer than other
brands giving riders more room between the seat and handlebars.
Trailmate has it own paint department. The standard colors for the
Hefty Hauler are Industrial Yellow and Gloss Black. Trailmate can do
custom colors for an up charge on the Hefty Hauler. The paint is a
powder coat and is applied extra thick on the Hefty Hauler, the quality
is equal to better than other Industrial tricycles on the market.
The stock drivetrain on the Hefty Hauler is a Coaster Brake. Most
factory and industrial users prefer the Coaster Brake because it adds a
level of safety for the rider. Trailmate also offers a three speed
coaster brake kit which is a nice addition if you have to ride up a ramp
Braking: The Hefty Hauler uses a “V”
style front brake which is welded to the fork of the trike. The “V”
brake comes with oversize brake pads and can stop the trike more than
Seat: The Hefty Hauler has a huge
oversize seat with a rear support bar that bolts directly to the frame.
For large heavier riders this is the best option for a seat.
We like the ride on the Hefty Hauler. The cranks are positioned a bit
farther forward which gives the Hefty Hauler a more recreational feel
and adds stability. While moving the cranks farther forward helps
stability, it also makes riding the trike standing a bit more awkward.
The Hefty Haulers most popular wheel size is the 26” but it is also
available in 24” wheels.
Wheels: Trailmate uses
heavy duty wheels that the spokes are welded directly to the hub and
rim. Trailmate has been using these wheels for years and have proven to
be very reliable. A popular option is a tire liner to help prevent flat
tires or solid tires.
Other Stuff: The Hefty
Hauler is available with the largest rear cabinet on the market. The
cabinet is made of diamond plate of aluminum so it does not rust and has
a lockable clasp.
Pros: The Hefty Hauler is
safe, durable and stable it provides a confident reassuring ride and is a
well built trike. The Hefty Hauler features a reliable one piece
crank, Sealed Pillow block rear axle bearings, extra wide seat with a
support bar. The frame is longer than other brands and is TIG welded
together. The paint is high quality and will look good for years. You
also got to love that it is made in USA.
Cons: Even though the Hefty Hauler has a 500 Lbs weight capacity the rear axle is not as thick as some other brands.
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