XL Specialized Trailers has introduced the BladeMate flip extension, which was made specifically to accommodate trailers hauling longer wind turbine blades. XL’s 27-ft. long Flip Extension can be added to the rear of XL’s BladeMate trailer, or any blade-hauling trailer. The final trailer length will depend on what model the flip extension is paired with.
For example, with the addition of the Flip Extension, XL’s BladeMate reaches to a length of 211 ft. When moving the empty trailer, a driver can flip the Extension up, retract the trailer, and have a 53-ft. long return trip with reduced permit costs.
“As turbines get taller and the blades get longer, transporting them becomes even a greater challenge,” said Rodney Crim, vice president of sales at XL. “This solution will be beneficial to our customers because they will not need to buy a new trailer to accommodate the load.”