You’ve probably seen TV shows that highlight massive construction projects or vehicles that are ridiculously large.  Maybe you’ve been to a monster truck show.  In my travels, I had the pleasure of seeing some “extreme machines” up close when I visited my family in Ft. McMurray and toured the Syncrude mine.  I drove in the cockpit of a dump truck that was the size of my house and sat in the cab of an excavator that moves 20 tonnes of material in one scoop!  These machines are so large, they have to be assembled on-site!  

We have our own selection of “extra large” components, too!  Here is a list of the top 5 “monster” components that we carry.  They’re real, and they’re available!


The E1020 Series Slides from Chamberlan offers up to 1,500 kg of load capacity in a full extension slide!  These slides are made of cold-drawn steel, and have spring shock stops to soften the “stop” when closing your tray or drawer.  What might you fit on a tray or drawer if you had 1500 kg of capacity?  How about a compact electric car (like a Nissan Leaf) or $62 Million worth of gold bars?

And if you thought that was impressive, check out the Accuride 4140 series slide…

These super-high capacity slides are milled from a single block of aluminum!  With a load rating of up to 1,300 lbs each, these are as strong as they are handsome! Sold in lengths of up to 48” long, these slides extend ¾ of their closed length, and have other cool features like stainless steel bearings and the possibility of a very high price tag.


The photo doesn’t do it justice, but this is by far the largest “lift-and-turn latch” I’ve ever seen.  Personally, I thought it might make an awesome beer tap handle too, but that’s not at all what it was designed for. Southco part #62-10-503-10 is a super-sized compression latch that is sure to be a hit at parties.  To give you an idea of scale, the handle on this latch is just over 7 inches long, and 1.5 inches wide.  This latch can accommodate 2.25” to 3.5” total thickness.




This latch is beyond heavy duty! With 8,000 lbs of pulling capacity, a secondary catch and heavy steel construction, this is a real monster.  And it’s adjustable, too!. Measuring at just over 14 inches long and 4” wide,, this beast defies description. It’s big. Really big. HUGE. Check out that comfy handle!  Want to take a closer look, you can search for part number EB-960-23 on our website to see more details.




The Brute

This super heavy-duty hinge is made for the heaviest doors, the largest of lids.  It’s so big, the only reasonable way to install it is to weld it on.  Also, it doesn’t come with mounting holes, so welding is pretty much the only way to install it.  The bracket, including the bolt, is about 4” across, and the position of the pin provides approximately 2” of offset. There’s even a grease fitting on the knuckle for easy servicing while in the field.  Ask for it by name!  Or use part number H-1001.