Talbert Manufacturing Introduces 55-Ton Extendable Trailer

RENSSELAER, Ind. (April 10, 2017)Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, introduces its 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer. The deck length of this innovative unit is 54-feet when open, which allows users to haul a wide range of large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors, generators, pressure vessels and tanks. Operators can then retract the trailer to 32 feet 6 inches. This shortens the overall trailer length to 53 feet, eliminating the need for permits which saves time and money.

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“Our customers have always played an integral role in the development of our product line and the 55SA-TELE is no exception,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing. “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. The 55SA-TELE gives customers the long deck length they need to transport equipment, yet offers the retractable option to fall within legal length on return trips.”

Talbert designed the 55SA-TELE with a 90-inch swing radius that can be extended to 114 inches with the use of a gooseneck extension. This optimizes the deck length while keeping it within the legal 53-foot limit when retracted.

Users can set up the trailer 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, plus a 24-inch pinned and hinged gooseneck extension can also can be flipped. This, along with its 24-inch flip-up extension, shortens the deck to 32 feet 6 inches.

The unit features a 29-foot wood deck in the front and a 3-foot Apitong platform in the rear with beams stretching between. The trailer expands and locks in 4-foot increments.

The 55SA-TELE also is equipped with Talbert’s ENitro nitrogen assisted dampening system. ENitro provides a safe and stable platform that virtually eliminates bridging of the spreader, which can occur if an entire load rides on the rearmost axle. The system’s nitrogen accumulator oscillates around a central self-tracking pivot point to provide proportional weight distribution in each axle grouping. It sets the axle load capacity and keeps it there as the system equalizes up and down articulation.

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The trailer also features one of the lowest deck heights in the industry — 20 inches, which optimizes headspace for taller equipment. The trailer has an air ride suspension and can be equipped with optional Dura-Bright aluminum wheels, strobe lights at each axle, and a battery backup that powers the lighting package when the trailer is disconnected from the truck power.

The 55SA-TELE offers lift and load heights that are among the best in the industry thanks to Talbert’s robust, four-cylinder hydraulic removable gooseneck. This also minimizes the need for frequent load adjustments.

The trailer is built with premium, high strength 100,000-psi minimum yield steel, giving it the durability to withstand harsh day-to-day environments. GX_bug_web

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