Talbert Manufacturing to feature custom trailers show

By |  March 5, 2012

Talbert Manufacturing, manufacturer of heavy-haul, specialized and custom-built trailers, is featuring two custom trailer models in Booth 13136 of the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show, set for March 22-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Attendees will view the Talbert 2+3+2 65-ton HRG East Coast trailer with a tandem-axle jeep dolly (pictured above) and the Talbert 35-ton SRG double drop trailer.

The Talbert 2+3+2 65-ton 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. Operators without a four-axle tractor can access the optional pin-on axle for the jeep to maintain axles that remain legal to scale the payload. Featuring 60-in. axle spacing, as well as an airlift on axle three and a chain lift on axles one, two, four and five, the trailer is also capable of running with three, four or five axles in a row without the booster. Additionally, the trailer is equipped with a Cleral onboard scale system.

Engineered with 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-in. loaded deck height and is rated for 65 tons in any 14 ft. of deck length. The unit is also adaptable to the addition of a future 10-ft. deck section.

The 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; and polished aluminum wheels.

Preferred Lowboys of Houston will stock the trailer after the show.

Also at the show is the Talbert 35-ton SRG double drop trailer, which is differentiated by its aluminum pull-out system (2 ft. on each side) that accommodates wider equipment pieces at lower heights. The unit features a lighter-weight mechanical removable gooseneck.

With a 48-ft. overall length, the air-ride, tandem-axle unit offers a 29-ft. deck length with a rated 35 tons distributed and 30 tons in each 10 ft. of deck length, and an 18-in. loaded deck height with a 6-in. ground clearance. Additionally, the customized unit offers T1 steel construction and is equipped with strobe lights, battery backup, aluminum wheels and connections for a flip axle.

The trailer exhibited at the show can be purchased through Kansas City, Mo.-based Highway Trailer Sales.

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Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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