RENSSELAER, IN – Talbert Manufacturing, a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of heavy-haul, specialized and custom-built trailers, is exhibiting two highly flexible and versatile custom trailer models at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Booth #13136. Attendees will view the Talbert 2+3+2 65-Ton HRG East Coast Trailer with a Tandem-Axle Jeep Dolly; and the Talbert 35-Ton SRG Double Drop Trailer.
The flexible and versatile Talbert 2+3+2 65-Ton HRG (hydraulic removable gooseneck) East Coast Trailer features a gooseneck and flip extension to accommodate a tandem-axle jeep dolly. The unit is designed with the ability to add a tag- or pin-on axle to the jeep to allow a 3+3+2 axle configuration. Importantly, those operators without a 4-axle tractor can access the optional pin-on axle for the jeep to maintain axles that remain legal to scale the payload. Featuring 60-inch axle spacing, as well as an airlift on axle 3; and a chain lift on axles 1, 2, 4, and 5, this trailer is also capable of running with 3, 4, or 5 axles in a row without the booster. Additionally, the trailer is equipped with a Cleral onboard scale system that meets the toughest trucking industry requirements.
Engineered with heavy-duty T-1 steel construction; upper-flange reinforcement on the deck; and stub-in under-deck cross members for extra support, the Talbert 2+3+2 65-Ton East Coast Trailer offers a 22-inch loaded deck height and is rated for 65-tons in any 14-feet of deck length. The unit is also adaptable to the addition of a future 10-foot deck section.
The Talbert 65-Ton East Coast Trailer is loaded with extra features that include a Honda pony motor to operate its hydraulic systems; connections for a PTO system; removable fenders over the tires; polished aluminum wheels; and more.
Following the show, the trailer will be stocked by Preferred Lowboys of Houston, Texas – a full service dealer that specializes in open-deck, heavy-haul specialized trailers. Preferred Lowboys is a Talbert “top-ten dealer” recognized for outstanding sales, service and support.
Also at MATS is the Talbert 35-Ton SRG Double Drop Trailer, which is differentiated by its innovative aluminum pull-out system (two-feet on each side) that accommodates wider equipment pieces at lower heights. The unit features a lighter-weight mechanical removable gooseneck.
With a 48-foot overall length, this air-ride, tandem-axle unit offers a 29-foot deck length with a rated 35-tons distributed, and 30-tons in each ten-feet of deck length; and an 18-inch loaded deck height with a 6-inch ground clearance. Additionally, this customized unit offers heavy-duty T1 steel construction, and is equipped with strobe lights, battery backup, aluminum wheels, and connections for a flip axle.
The Talbert 35-Ton SRG Double Drop Trailer exhibited at MATS is purchased by Kansas City, Missouri-based Highway Trailer Sales, a Talbert Manufacturing “top-ten dealer.” Highway Trailer Sales is a respected source for new and used semi-trailers – including flat, drop, grain hopper, lowboy, dump, van, extendible platform and more. Highway also offers factory-authorized sales, service and parts support.
“The trailers that we are showing at MATS 2012 are the result of specific customized design features to meet exacting specifications; as well as improved engineering initiatives that deliver greater longevity, load capacity, flexibility, and ease of use to our customers. Our sales and engineering staff will be on-hand at the booth to discuss the features, benefits and applications of these units or any others within our complete line of custom-built trailers,” says Greg D. Smith, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing.
Founded in 1938, Talbert Manufacturing provides the most complete line of heavy haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment for the commercial, industrial, military and government sectors; and in applications that include renewable energy, aerospace, heavy construction, in-plant material handling, manufacturing and processing systems, and much more. For more information, visit https://www.talbertmfg.com/ or call (800)348-5232, or email [email protected]