The Aulick family purchased the Bullet™ enterprise from Beall Corporation in January of 2013. To insure the same quality and designs that have been developed over the last 40 years, the newly formed company of Bullet™ Trailer by ShirAul, LLC. retained the entire Sunnyside factory work force along with the employment of the administrative staff, all comprised of longtime Beall employees.
In the mid 70’s, an era when only steel bottom dump trailers were prominent, the Bullet™ design was an extremely advanced concept for the day. Touted as a “Monocoque Design” (an Aircraft design term) the trailer was and still is truly a futuristic approach to trailer design. The concept offers much efficiency to the mode of hauling many bulk commodities. It’s light weight durable design brings greater payloads with lower maintenance costs. The body of the trailer resembles an air wing design in which the body panels become the primary structure of the trailer while the internal supports and braces work in unison with the function of the trailer to maintain its integrity. The roll formed, smooth side wall design not only delivers a second to none look, but it also brings you the benefit of fuel efficiency due to less wind drag when compared to trailers with external support ribs and members.
The curved upper hopper side wall design allows the product to unload from the center without abrading the side sheets thus reducing maintenance and prolonging the life of the trailer. The completely enclosed front and rear voids house all air and electrical systems and their components. With the exception of the gate cylinders and the air brake chambers, these components are housed out of harm’s way, reducing maintenance costs and preventing costly downtime. Resale value of the Bullet™ trailer in the secondary market typically is higher than what you would expect. Users want them no matter what the age. Since they are seldom available because of their long life cycle, their market value stays high. We look forward to working with you to build the Bullet™ trailer that best meets your needs while reinforcing your bottom line.
History of “The Bullet”
The Bullet™ aluminum bottom dump was designed by a group of aluminum tank trailer craftsmen in Billings, Montana at a small company called Billings Tank in the mid-1970s. Beall Corporation purchased Billings Tank in the late ‘70’s and began developing a market for the Bullet™ trailer concept first in the Coal industry. Throughout the ‘80’s the Bullet™ trailer became prominent in the Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming coal markets. In the mid ‘80’s the Bullet design was further developed for use in the sand and gravel industry. The low side-height design proved to be a strong trailer that out performed most steel bottom dumps and became known at that time as “The Bullet” not only because of its general appearance but also because it was known to be “Bullet Proof” in its working environment. Continuous production of the Bullet trailers throughout the next 30 years allowed the design to improve, with numerous models for a wide array of applications. The Bullet™ trailer design now serves a multitude of industries ranging from Aggregates, Coal, Fertilizer, Fly Ash, Limestone, Mill Tailings, Mining Ore, Petroleum Coke, Salt, Sand, Sugar Beets, and more. Today many of the original trailers are still in operation daily, providing the same service they did when originally built.
The Aulick family purchased the Bullet™ enterprise from Beall Corporation in January of 2013. To insure the same quality and designs that have been developed over the last 40 years, the newly formed company of Bullet™ Trailer by ShirAul, LLC. retained the entire Sunnyside factory work force along with the employment of the administrative staff, all comprised of longtime Beall employees. The combined years of service with all of the employees totals over 200 years of Bullet™ trailer experience. ShirAul also acquired the registered trademark (# 1,622,364) for the Bullet™ design and will offer the complete model line to all of the industries who have previously utilized them.