Talbert Manufacturing launched a new Air Ramp/Air Tilt Series for loading low-clearance equipment, such as soil and asphalt rollers. The series includes the 20-ton capacity AC-20-ART and 25-ton capacity AC3-25-ART.
Talbert announced it will showcase the AC3-25-ART trailer Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition.
“We received several requests for heavy-duty, tilt-deck trailers with a reduced load angle,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing. “Because of that, we developed the ART series as the heavy-haul solution. The trailers provide operators maximum view of the equipment and surroundings and feature the lowest loading height available in the industry.”
The series features Talbert’s lowest load angle, 7 degrees, for loading and unloading equipment weighing as much as 25 tons. According to the company, operators use the trailer’s controls, which uses air power to fill bags near the front of the trailer to raise the deck and lower the ramps to the ground.
Talbert said operators can drive equipment over the 38-inch-wide Apitong wood-filled ramps and onto the trailer deck. The unit’s wheels rest on the gripped floor plates over the trailer wheels for weight balance. Once the equipment is loaded, operators use the controls to return the ramps to the upright position.