Talbert to Show New Custom Trailers at Trucking Show


Talbert Manufacturing, Rensselaer, Ind., will exhibit two newly fine-tuned custom trailer models at the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., from March 31 to April 2. Talbert will show their 55-Ton RA Beam Deck Trailer and 35-Ton HRG Double Drop Trailer. The 55-Ton RA Beam Deck Trailer features a non-ground bearing gooseneck customized with a 114-inch (versus the standard 108-inch) swing clearance that allows the operator to achieve more weight on the steer axle.

It has a 26-foot beam deck that facilitates a lighter overall weight at a lower ground clearance; a four-axle, heavy-duty suspension offering 30,000-pound capacity (versus the standard 25,000-pound); and a powerful four-hydraulic cylinder design for greater lifting capacity.

The 55-ton model also delivers an advantage in load capacity with a rating of 110,000-pounds capacity in a 13-foot load base. It features a modular design that allows the flexibility of alternating between deck styles to accommodate a wide range of equipment. Also, the customer is taking advantage of an optional 4-foot deck insert that can be pinned in front of the first axle or at the rear of the deck to increase deck length to 30 feet when needed.

Customized to haul agricultural machinery, the Talbert 35-Ton HRG Double Drop Trailer is differentiated by its innovative aluminum pull-out system (2 feet on each side), which accommodates wider equipment pieces at lower heights. For additional flexibility, the unit features a hydraulic removable gooseneck with five different ride heights, and an extra full-width deck on top of the gooseneck to haul excess dunnage.

Similar to all Talbert trailers, the 35-ton model is designed with four hydraulic cylinders (versus two) for greater lifting capacity. With a 48-foot overall length, this air-ride, tandem-axle unit offers a 29-foot deck length with a rated 35 tons distributed, and 30 tons in each 10 feet of deck length; and an 18-inch loaded deck height with a 6-inch ground clearance. Additionally, this customized unit offers heavy-duty T1 steel construction, and is equipped with strobe lights, battery backup, aluminum wheels, and connections for a flip axle.

“Each of these trailers is the result of specific customized design features to meet our customers’ exacting specifications as well as improved engineering initiatives that deliver greater longevity, load capacity, flexibility, and ease of use to our customers,” said Greg D. Smith, vice president of sales and marketing. “Our sales and engineering staff will be on hand at the booth to discuss the features, benefits, and applications of these units or any others within our complete line of custom-built trailers.”