LOUISVILLE. Five new trailer models are being shown this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show by Talbert Manufacturing. Each of the new Traveling Axle (TA) Series models will boost the hauling capacity by 5 tons over the models they replace, Talbert said.
Three of the new trailer models – the 4048TA, 4050TA and 4053TA – have a 40-ton hauling capacity, and the new 5548TA and 5553TA trailer models haul as much as 55 tons.
The TA Series trailers feature a state-of-the-art, 36-in. loaded deck height. This low deck height provides additional clearance for bridges and tunnels when transporting tall equipment, the company noted.
The 4050TA was the first model released in the updated TA Series with this low deck height feature, and it is also California-legal, making the 4050TA an ideal west coast hauling trailer.
Each of the trailers feature Talbert’s signature piggy-back cylinder, now with a larger diameter for faster axle travel. The new models also have an increased number of keyholes across the rear of the trailer for additional flexibility for tying down loads, an improved, lockable curbside gooseneck toolbox that includes a weather resistant door seal, as well as a chain rack and other hardware upgrades.
A standard metal e-chain for the air and electrical lines, which now makes it both easier and less expensive to add optional dock levelers as an aftermarket option, is included.
Loading is made easier with a 7-deg. load angle. Talbert’s standard equipment for the series includes a 15,000-lb. planetary winch with a two-function, wireless remote. It assists in moving equipment on and off of the trailer by making it possible for one person to load a piece of equipment without leaving the vehicle.
Talbert also offers two other upgrade options; a six-function remote and a 20,000-lb. planetary winch. The six-function remote provides the operator with the ability to adjust the movement of the axles, winch and deck while loading.
The TA Series trailers come standard with double keyhole tie-down slots on top of the outside beams and recessed in the center of the main deck. For recessed tie-downs, Talbert includes a metal basket that is mounted below the deck to protect the main cylinder from excess chain.
Available coating selections include the standard Valspar R-Cure 800 paint in Talbert’s signature red and optional Valspar Aquaguard for corrosion protection. Additional optional equipment includes a 48-in. aluminum/steel bulkhead with strobe and work lights, a centralized lubrication system and a Right Weigh load scale.