Talbert debuts new 55SA-TELE Heavy-Haul Trailer
Talbert Manufacturing has debuted a new 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer. It is a massive 55 tone unit, with a deck that can retract to 32’6”. That shortens the overall trailer to 53 feet.
The 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer is made to haul large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors and tanks. The best part of the trailer is that it retracts for return journeys, when there is no need for such a long trailer.
The trailer has a 90-inch swing radius, that can be extended to 114 inches, with a pinned and hinged gooseneck extension. The trailer can be set up as a four-axle close-coupled, 2 + 2 spread axle or 3 + 1 spread axle configuration. The third and fourth axles can be flipped or removed, while the 24-inch pinned and hinged gooseneck extension can be also flipped.
The 55SA-TELE trailer has a 29-foot wood deck at the front and a 3-foot Apitong platform in the rear, with beams reinforcing the structure. The trailer can also expand and locks in 4-foot increments. The deck is 20-inch-high and optimizes the headspace for taller equipment.
It can be equipped with Dura-Bright aluminum wheels, strobe lights for the axles and a battery backup. That comes quite handy when the trailer is disconnected from the truck power and there is no power connection.
The ENitro nitrogen-assisted dampening system ensures a stable platform. That platform eliminates spreader bridging, which can happen if an entire load rides on the rearmost axle. The nitrogen accumulator oscillates around a central pivot to provide proportional weight distribution in each axle.
“Our customers needed a way to minimize costs to remain competitive when transporting the ever longer loads, and the retractable deck helps them do that,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing, while presenting the heavy haul trailer.
Talbert Manufacturing, Inc., builds world-class equipment trailers, since 1938. It product line includes: 13 axle trailers, gooseneck trailers, east/west spread axle trailer, lowbeds of all types, utility, traveling axle flat bed and hydraulic tail trailers.