Talbert Manufacturing introduces its 50-Ton Bus Hauler (50CC-BH) trailer.
Talbert designed the trailer with an in-deck winch so users can load equipment from either the front or rear of the trailer. The 50CC-BH boasts a 50-ton capacity rating for hauling a wide range of oversized equipment, including buses, excavators and class A trucks. The trailer is also ideal for hauling equipment with low clearance and long wheel bases, such as graders and aircraft refueler trucks.
“This trailer is ideal for our customers that haul a variety of equipment. These customers face a wide range of challenging requirements, including the need to load pieces with low approach angles, such as buses,” says Troy Geisler, Talbert vice president of marketing and sales. “We designed the 50CC-BH to accommodate that need, giving this customer base a safe and cost-effective way to achieve that.”
Talbert says it designed the 50CC-BH with extra steel in the main and side beams of the deck as well as the gooseneck and rear axles. This design allows the trailer to achieve its 50-ton capacity rating without significantly increasing its weight. Talbert says the trailer features rollers and a snatch block that allow users to pull equipment from either end of the trailer using the 20,000-lb. planetary in-deck winch. Talbert says customers can operate the winch via remote control, which eliminates the need for additional people when loading inoperable equipment. This also saves customers from the hassle and costs associated with hiring a towing company, the company says.
The 50CC-BH is equipped with three close-coupled axles and features a 22-ft. 6-in. lower deck length, plus a 20-ft. 5-in. rear bridge, creating a 43-ft. load base, which provides ample space for hauling large equipment. Talbert says the trailer has a 21-in. deck height and a 24-in. flip-up gooseneck that increases the unit’s 84-in. swing radius to 108 inches. This allows the unit to be used with both three- and four-axle trucks and keeps the trailer within the 53-ft. overall length limit when running empty, Talbert says, saving permit costs.
Talbert offers the 50CC-BH with heavy-duty 10-ft. removable aluminum ramps, which can be stored in compartments at the trailer’s gooseneck. The 50CC-BH also is designed with a low front and rear load angle, which Talbert says makes it ideal for loading large, low-profile equipment. Like all its trailers, Talbert manufactures the 50CC-BH with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel for extreme durability and longevity. Talbert trailers come standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion for a long-lasting finish and better return on investment, the company adds.