Talbert Manufacturing introduces its 60CC/55SA-LD trailer for optimum versatility. The trailer pairs with Talbert’s optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension, allowing for 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration or a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration.
Talbert says the innovative design gives customers flexibility to switch between configurations to meet differing hauling regulations. While maintaining a 60-ton rating at half the deck length, the 60CC/55SA-LD offers a 6-in. ground clearance with an 18-in. loaded deck height — two inches lower than competitive models.
“We’re the only manufacturer offering a trailer in this hauling class with an 18-inch loaded deck height,” says Troy Geisler, Talbert vice president, sales and marketing. “Those two inches make a huge difference in today’s hauling world.”
The Talbert 60CC/55SA-LD is a hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer featuring a non-ground bearing hydraulic gooseneck design, 108-in. swing radius, 26-ft. deck length and 8-ft., 6-in. deck width. The E1Nitro axle extension, which enables the 60-ton capacity, uses a combination of hydraulic fluid and nitrogen to equalize axle pressures, providing proportionate weight distribution of each axle grouping. Talbert says this optimizes the range of suspension movement, which minimizes stress and provides a smooth ride. In addition, the E1Nitro features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer. Users also can hydraulically lock in axle loads regardless of terrain. The E1Nitro comes standard with two-speed dual landing gear for optimal stability when disconnected from the trailer, the company says.
“As loads get heavier and heavier and our customers expand their operating territories to cover more states, there’s greater demand for trailers that meet requirements in a variety of locations,” Geisler says. “We saw more customers having the need for 3+1 in applications where the four wasn’t allowed. We’ve eliminated that hassle and the extra expense of another trailer while giving our customers additional versatility.”
Talbert adds the versatility of this trailer and the functionality to switch between a close-coupled and spread-axle configuration gives operators the ability to meet the many varying state requirements. This added flexibility reduces costs by eliminating the need for additional permitting. Finally, Talbert says it manufactures the 60CC/55SA-LD with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel for extreme durability and longevity. Talbert trailers are standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion, offering a long-lasting finish and better return on investment, the company says.