Talbert’s 55-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Offers Optimum Towing Capabilities

 Talbert Manufacturing’s 5553TA traveling-axle trailer delivers optimum versatility and productivity.

A planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder give the trailer more than 25% more power to move axles in adverse conditions. The 55-ton capacity 5553TA excels in moving low clearance and dead loads, making it ideal for towing and recovery operations.

An industry-leading 36-in. loaded deck height and 6° loading angle make loading and unloading safe and efficient for applications such as rental and general construction.

“Talbert strives to manufacture trailers with our customers’ needs in mind,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert. “The 5553TA brings our signature durability and versatility to a number of industries where these attributes are key to safety and success.”

The 5553TA comes standard with a 20,000-lb. planetary winch that uses direct drive and offers up to twice the loading speed of alternatives.

The winch is controlled with a six-function wireless remote. That lets one operator adjust the movement of the axles, winch, and deck height from any position around the trailer — including from behind the wheel of inoperable machinery being loaded.

The remote also allows operation from the offside of the trailer, limiting exposure to traffic and increasing safety. The remote is rechargeable through a USB port, and features a range of well over 200 ft.

Like all of Talbert’s TA Series trailer models, the 5553TA features Talbert’s signature piggy-back cylinder. The 5-in. diameter cylinder allows faster axle travel and more power in adverse conditions. That delivers better traction for trailer movement in mud or off-road settings.

The 55-ton, 53-ft. trailer is rated at 100,000 lbs. distributed and 80,000 lbs. concentrated in 10 ft. Constructed with one-piece, 4-in. I-beam crossmembers on 9-in. centers, the 5553TA trailer has the strength and durability to accommodate any load — from large tour buses or shipping containers to skid steers, mini-excavators, and other smaller equipment. Multiple double keyhole tie-down slots come standard for greater loading ease and additional flexibility for securing loads. This feature allows users to effectively secure and haul multiple pieces of small to medium equipment like forklifts and manlifts.

The low deck height provides extra clearance under bridges and tunnels when transporting tall equipment and offers a superior view of the equipment and surroundings to maximize safe operation.

Additional features include two large capacity lockable toolboxes — one curbside and one driver’s side. The toolboxes — which include built-in chain racks and weather-resistant door seals — are user friendly and provide increased storage for tools, chains and other necessary gear for the job.

Like all its trailers, Talbert manufactures the 5553TA trailer with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel and the 1½-in. apitong deck flooring for durability and longevity. Trailers are protected standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion, for a long-lasting finish and better return on investment.