Talbert Manufacturing has introduced its 50-Ton Bus Hauler (50CC-BH) trailer with an in-deck winch, so users can load equipment from either the front or rear of the trailer. The 50CC-BH boasts a 50-ton capacity rating for hauling a wide range of oversized equipment, including buses, excavators and class A trucks. The trailer is also ideal for hauling equipment with low clearance and long wheel bases, such as graders and aircraft refueler trucks, the company says.
“This trailer is ideal for our customers who haul a variety of equipment. These customers face a wide range of challenging requirements, including the need to load pieces with low approach angles, such as buses,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert’s vice president of marketing and sales. “We designed the 50CC-BH to accommodate that need, giving this customer base a safe and cost-effective way to achieve that.”
According to Talbert, the 50CC-BH was designed with extra steel in the main and side beams of the deck as well as the gooseneck and rear axles, which allows the trailer to achieve its 50-ton capacity rating without significantly increasing its weight. The trailer features rollers and a snatch block that allow users to pull equipment from either end of the trailer using the 20,000-lb. planetary in-deck winch. Customers can operate the winch via remote control, which eliminates the need for additional people when loading inoperable equipment, and saves customers from the hassle and costs associated with hiring a towing company, the company says.
The 50CC-BH is equipped with three close-coupled axles and features a 22-ft. 6-in. lower deck length, plus a 20-ft. 5-in. rear bridge, creating a 43-ft. load base, which provides ample space for hauling large equipment. The trailer has a 21-in. deck height and a 24-in. flip-up gooseneck that increases the unit’s 84-in. swing radius to 108 in. This allows the unit to be used with both three- and four-axle trucks and keeps the trailer within the 53-ft. overall length limit when running empty, saving permit costs.
Talbert offers the 50CC-BH with heavy-duty 10-ft. removable aluminum ramps, which can be stored in compartments at the trailer’s gooseneck. The 50CC-BH is designed with a low front and rear load angle, making it ideal for loading large, low-profile equipment. Talbert manufactures the 50CC-BH with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-PSI minimum yield steel, and it comes standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint.