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Talbert debuts new 4050TA trailer

Published on 02 December 2014
4050TA Trailer

The new 4050TA, the latest addition to Talbert Manufacturing’s Traveling Axle Series, is ideal for haulers who need the flexibility of a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.

The new trailer features a 36-inch deck height and a California-legal trailer length. Along with providing additional clearance, the lower deck height equates to extra load opportunities.

The company increased the trailer’s capacity from 70,000 to 80,000 pounds evenly distributed or 50,000 pounds in 10 feet, and reduced the lower deck height to 36 inches. The trailer also features a 7-degree load angle and an updated e-chain for the air and electrical lines. The new e-chain is metal rather than plastic for greater durability, especially in colder climates.

The company also has increased the number of keyholes across the rear of the trailer to provide additional flexibility when drivers tie items down. In addition, the trailer features the company’s signature piggy-back cylinder, now with a larger diameter, and an improved, lockable toolbox that includes a weather resistant door seal, upgraded hardware and chain rack. The toolbox is located in the gooseneck along the curbside.

The company designed the 50-foot trailer for Hale Trailer, a sales, rental and leasing dealer for heavy-duty transportation trailers in Voorhees, New Jersey. Hale wanted a trailer that would comply with the 40-foot length laws in California. The state’s kingpin regulations restrict the distance from the kingpin to the rear axle to 40 feet or less. Talbert designed a 50-foot traveling axle trailer that complies with kingpin laws in all states.

Standard equipment for the series includes a 15,000-pound planetary winch that operates with a two-function wireless remote. It assists in moving equipment on and off of the trailer by making it possible for one person to load a piece of equipment without leaving the vehicle.

All of the company’s traveling axle trailers come standard with double keyhole tie-down slots on the top of the outside beams. Additionally, standard models include double keyhole tie-downs that are recessed down the center of the trailer’s main deck with a metal basket below that protects the main cylinder from excess chain when tying down loads.  FG

—From Talbert Manufacturing news release

The 4050TA trailer features a 36-inch deck height and a California-legal trailer length. Photo provided by Talbert Manufacturing.