Talbert Manufacturing’s new 60CC/55SA-LD trailer that pairs with the optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension – offering a 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration, or a 55-ton hauling capacity in a spread-axle configuration.
The design offers the flexibility to switch between configurations to meet different hauling regulations, the company says.
It’s a hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer featuring a non-ground bearing hydraulic gooseneck design, 108-inch swing radius, 26-foot deck length, and 8.5-inch deck width.
The E1Nitro axle extension that allows the 60-ton capacity combines hydraulic fluid and nitrogen to equalize tire pressures, ensuring a proportionate weight on each axle group. This helps to optimize the range of suspension movement, minimizing stress and smoothing out the ride. The E1Nitro also has a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer.
While maintaining a 60-ton rating at half the deck length, the 60CC/55SA-LD offers a six-inch ground clearance with an 18-inch loaded deck height. That height is two inches lower than competitive models, Talbert says.
An earlier version of this article has been updated to reflect corrected information from Talbert Manufacturing, concerning the use of the E1Nitro.
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