Talbert Manufacturing Introduces Lightweight Trailer

Trailer is designed to meet 120,000-pound gross vehicle weight restrictions.

February 4, 2013
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products

Talbert Manufacturing, a manufacturer of specially built truck trailers, has introduced a 40-ton lightweight trailer. The trailer can be customized for customers needing to remain below the superload weight limit in states with 120,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) restrictions.

The 40-ton lightweight trailer can be designed for the transport of excavators, small-to-mid-sized dozers and other construction equipment, and it weighs just over 18,000 pounds. When paired with a truck, the unit can transport equipment at full capacity – up to 80,000 pounds – while remaining at less than the 120,000-pound superload limit.

Talbert can customize the trailer with a 22-inch deck height and a deck boom well. This six-foot-long recessed portion in the trailer’s rear is roughly six inches deep and plated for the excavator’s bucket, lowering the overall height of the boom to ensure the load is a legal height.

The three-axle, 26-foot trailer features a four-beam deck design and auxiliary crossmembers for extra floor support.
Talbert manufactures the trailers using 16-inch beams, consisting of T-1 flanges and 80K webs, to reduce empty weight and achieve the target trailer weight and deck height. The trailer can be built with Walther EMC Dura-Light Hubs as a lightweight hub solution and CentriFuse brake drums, which are the lightest drums on the market. The trailer’s aluminum wheels also help keep the weight low.

The 40-ton lightweight trailer also features a new ratchet neck design. The design eliminates the need for changing adjustment blocks and enables the operator to adjust the ride height of a trailer from one side of the trailer.
For more information on the trailer, visit www.talbertmfg.com.