Talbert Manufacturing Unveils New Tilt Trailer Series at ICUEE 2015
Talbert presented the AC3-25-ART trailer during the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, also known as ICUEE, held from September 29 through October 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The series features Talbert’s lowest load angle, 7°, for easily loading and unloading equipment weighing as much as 22.6 t. Operators use the trailer’s controls, which relies on air power to fill bags near the front of the trailer to raise the deck and lower the ramps to the ground. The air-powered ramps eliminate handling heavy ramps and using cranes or other equipment to position loads. Operators drive equipment over the 96 cm-wide, high-density Apitong wood-filled ramps and onto the trailer deck. The unit’s wheels rest on the gripped floor plates over the trailer wheels for weight balance. Once the equipment is loaded, operators use the controls to return the ramps to the upright position.
The low 20 cm headboard and 84 cm deck height provide operators with a superior view of the equipment and surroundings to maximize safe operations. The low deck height also provides additional clearance for bridges and tunnels when transporting tall equipment. Plus, it allows haulers to expand the range of equipment transported while complying with U.S. and Canadian hauling requirements.
For additional safety and driver comfort while hauling, an air brake system and hutch spring suspension provide maximum load control. Operators secure loads by using safety chains with hooks that latch to tie-down rings on top of the outside beams. The ART Series trailers come standard with Valspar R-Cure® 800 paint in Talbert’s signature red or black. Customers can add the optional Valspar AquaGuard™ for additional corrosion protection.
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