RENSSELAER, Ind. (Dec. 13, 2016) – For more than a decade, Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, has manufactured its 55CC close-coupled lowbed trailer. The trailer features a low deck height, high capacity rating and a removable gooseneck, allowing safe and easy loading of oversized equipment, including excavators and dozers.
“Our 55CC is our most popular, best-in-class lowbed trailer,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing. “This trailer’s features maximize operator versatility, which makes it an ideal addition to virtually any equipment fleet. The innovative design continues to provide a durable, safe choice for equipment movers.”
The trailer features Talbert’s industry-leading 18-inch loaded deck height — two inches lower than competitive versions — and a 6-inch ground clearance for easy navigation of oversized loads under bridges and through tunnels without the need for rerouting.
The trailer’s rear deck and bridge section feature the widest bucket well arrangement in the industry, allowing for maximum space to lower the excavator bucket and stick into. The recessed boom well’s robust design coupled with the deck’s low bucket well maximizes space for positioning the excavator’s bucket and stick. The efficient design provides excavator transport with the lowest possible overall height.
The trailer’s 26-foot deck has a capacity rating for half the deck length, allowing operators to haul 55 tons in 13 feet. Most competitive models require distributing that weight across the entire length of the deck. Talbert’s durable solution provides a significant advantage for concentrated loads, like excavators and loaders. Connections for a close-coupled, pin-on fourth axle provide further distribution of the payload, when required.
The 55CC features Talbert’s innovative four-cylinder removable hydraulic gooseneck that maximizes lift capacity and load height. While most conventional trailers feature only two or three cylinders that run perpendicular to the deck, Talbert was the first in the industry to engineer the non-ground engaging hydraulic gooseneck with four cylinders that run parallel. In addition to stronger lifting capacity, this means Talbert trailers minimize the need for frequent load adjustments. The trailer’s 108-inch swing radius allows haulers to distribute the weight from the drive axles to the steer axle of the tractor.
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Talbert constructs its main beams and side beams utilizing a 12-inch deep I-beam fabricated from high strength T1 steel with a minimum yield strength of 100,000 psi. The 2-inch Apitong flooring provides high strength for long-term durability under heavy loads. Other standard features include removable outriggers, a manual exhaust valve, recessed load-bearing bolsters and a 12-volt LED sealed light system.
The 55CC trailer comes standard with six tie-down rings on each side of the deck and eight tie-down rings between the deck’s main beams. Two sections of expanded metal baskets are mounted under the center of the deck to store chain and other items required for the job.
Talbert trailers come standard with Valspar R-Cure® 800 paint to prevent corrosion. For additional protection from the elements customers have the ability to upgrade the primer from alkyd to a zinc rich primer or Valspar’s.