Talbert Shows Highly Flexible & Versatile Custom Trailers at Mid-America Trucking Show 2012
Talbert Manufacturing is exhibiting two highly flexible and versatile custom trailer models at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). 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 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.
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