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Talbert introduces flexible heavy-haul trailer

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Talbert Manufacturing has introduced the 60CC/55SA-LD trailer for heavy-haul applications. The trailer pairs with Talbert’s optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension, allowing for 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration or a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration. While maintaining a 60-ton rating at half the deck length, the 60CC/55SA-LD offers a 6-in. ground clearance with an 18-in. loaded deck height.

The Talbert 60CC/55SA-LD is a hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer featuring a non-ground bearing hydraulic gooseneck design, 108-in. swing radius, 26-ft. deck length and 8-ft., 6-in. deck width.

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The E1Nitro axle extension, which enables the 60-ton capacity, uses a combination of hydraulic fluid and nitrogen to equalize axle pressures, providing proportionate weight distribution of each axle grouping. The company says this optimizes the range of suspension movement, which minimizes stress and provides a smooth ride. In addition, the E1Nitro features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer. Users also can hydraulically lock in axle loads regardless of terrain. The E1Nitro comes standard with two-speed dual landing gear for optimal stability when disconnected from the trailer.

“As loads get heavier and heavier and our customers expand their operating territories to cover more states, there’s greater demand for trailers that meet requirements in a variety of locations,” Geisler said. “We saw more customers having the need for 3+1 in applications where the four wasn’t allowed. We’ve eliminated that hassle and the extra expense of another trailer while giving our customers additional versatility.”

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The functionality of the trailer to switch between a close-coupled and spread-axle configuration gives operators the ability to meet varying state requirements, which reduces costs by eliminating the need for additional permitting, the company says.

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