Fontaine Heavy-Haul develops new Magnitude 55L trailer

Fontaine Heavy-Haul develops new Magnitude 55L trailer

This lowbed trailer handles 55 tons in 13 ft., the company says, has a 26-ft. clear deck length, and a loaded deck height of 18 in. with 6 in. of ground clearance.

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The new Fontaine Magnitude 55L trailer has been produced by Fontaine Heavy-Haul.

“The Fontaine Magnitude 55L is designed for haulers that do not need a spread axle setup and want to maximize their payload,” explained Todd Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing. “Since the new Magnitude 55L operates close coupled only, our engineering team managed to shed 2,000 pounds in the design. So if a hauler only needs three or four axles close coupled, the new Magnitude 55L will carry an additional ton of payload.”

This lowbed trailer handles 55 tons in 13 ft., the company says, has a 26-ft. clear deck length, and a loaded deck height of 18 in. with 6 in. of ground clearance.

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