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Talbert Manufacturing introduces new 55-ton spread-axle trailer

Published on 18 March 2014
spread axle low deck trailer 55SA from Talbert Manufacturing

The 55-ton spread-axle, low-deck trailer (55SA-LD) from Talbert Manufacturing features an industry-leading 18-inch deck height and an E1Nitro, so it can run with three axles, four axles close-coupled or as a three-plus-one spread-axle.

The versatile trailer is an optimal solution for haulers who need the flexibility of a low deck height, the company says, and the flexibility to run a variety of configurations.

The 55SA-LD’s extra two inches provide a tremendous advantage for those who need to haul heavy and oversized equipment under bridges or through tunnels with low clearance rather than making trips around. In addition, the lower deck height equates to additional load opportunities.

The standard model features a non-ground bearing hydraulic gooseneck design with a 108-inch swing radius. The trailer’s 24-inch flip gooseneck extension results in a 132-inch swing radius that allows haulers to transfer additional load from the drive axles to the steer axle of their tractors.

The E1Nitro also allows companies to expand their service regions into states that require the fourth axle to be at least 14 feet, 1 inch from the third axle.

The system articulates left and right, and uses nitrogen to equalize the up and down movement to provide proportionate weight distribution in each axle grouping.

Through a combination of hydraulic and nitrogen equalization, the E1Nitro absorbs hauling and loading shocks, and provides a greater range of suspension movement for reduced stress and a smoother ride.

The system also acts as a hydraulic shim point between the trailer and the spreader. It also incorporates two-speed dual landing gear for greater stability when disconnected from the trailer.

The four-beam trailer is constructed with 12-inch, T-1 main beams and two inches of apitong decking. It also features 12-inch swinging, removable outriggers for wider loads and a 25-foot, 6-inch cleared deck length (26 feet actual).  FG

—From Talbert Manufacturing news release

Photo courtesy of Talbert Manufacturing.