Trailers as we know them haven’t changed in a long, long time. The same components, the same construction… in fact, the only differences between many of today’s so-called “high end” trailers are the places where they’re built. So, trailers are all the same, right?
Evolution Trailer Technologies has taken a leadership role in the industry, with new approaches and innovative designs – proven through extensive military testing and service - that set these trailers apart from others. Evolution offers genuine enhancements that customers can’t find anywhere else. That’s why Evolution has delivered nearly 1,000 trailers to military operators who demand the very best.
At Evolution, all materials are military-spec, premium, best-available, and all construction techniques are the result of inspired design.
Hardware: Evolution only uses premium 316L stainless steel.
Brake Systems: All brake lines are 316L stainless, instead of rubber hose like on other trailers. This means Evolution's brake lines are far less prone to cracking and leaking over time. All brake lines are securely fastened to the trailer frame at 18” intervals using cushioned aircraft clamps. All brake pumps and control boxes are concealed within the aluminum trailer frame, reducing UV and weather exposure and ensuring longest possible operational life. Sure, it’s cheaper to mount them externally like others do, but Evolution’s methods have been proven to result in a more reliable, more durable product, as tested by military operators across five continents, over hundreds of thousands of combined launch and retrieval cycles each year.
Lighting: All lighting is LED, so signals and marker lights are brighter, consume less energy, and will last substantially longer. Proprietary light boxes on our aluminum frame extensions allow us to flush-mount lights so they’re far less vulnerable to breaking than conventional bolt-on lights. This design creates an air pocket when lights are submerged, keeping water out, so lights won’t blow out when the trailer is pulled out quickly.
Wiring: All wiring is marine-grade tinned copper. Wiring harnesses are custom made in-house and concealed in durable harness sleeves for protection. As a further precaution the sleeved harnesses are then secured to the trailer at 18” intervals using cushioned aircraft clamps. This fanatical approach assures that wiring is insulated from the elements, and from chafing or loosening due to vibration. All electrical connections utilize watertight molded harness plugs, along with heat-shrink coating for an added layer of weather resistance.
Corrosion Protection: Evolution’s corrosion mitigation procedures have been developed in accordance with US military standards and fine-tuned based on direct feedback from military inspectors and end-user operators. Tef-Gel PTFE-based fastener lubricant is used on every threaded fastener to isolate electrolytes and eliminate the risk of galvanic corrosion due to use of dissimilar metals like stainless steel and aluminum. 3M 4200 marine sealant is used to prevent water from getting caught between any two surfaces and causing corrosion. As previously mentioned, all hardware and brake lines are 316L stainless steel, and all wiring has been rendered fully watertight. From coupler to tail lights, fanatical attention has been paid to assure a trailer that will remain corrosion-free for years and years.
Why aren't all trailers built this way? Cost. Quite simply, it costs more to build a trailer the Evolution way and still be competitively priced. Evolution overcomes this by leveraging its significant economies of scale. A leader in digital design and serialized manufacturing, Evolution’s military fleet contracts offer a volume advantage that builders focusing solely on one-off builds can never hope to achieve.
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Evolution Trailer Technologies, Inc.
3620 Work Drive
Fort Myers, Fl 33916
Evolution welcomes inquiries from boat manufacturers, dealers, retail customers, law enforcement agencies, and other state, local, and federal customers. Contact us today!