Talbert's 50-Ton Trailer Pushes Deck Length Limits
Construction News: Talbert Trailer
March 5, 2013—Talbert Manufacturing's 50-ton 5051 traveling axle trailer is available for customers who need to comply with 43-foot kingpin laws and regulations. Kingpin laws vary state to state but generally apply to any trailer longer than 48 ft. and less than 53 ft. These regulations typically dictate the maximum distance from the kingpin to the last axle must measure 43 ft. or less. On this model, Talbert pushed the deck length to the limit, designing a 51-ft. traveling axle trailer to maximize the lower deck length and still meet the 43-foot kingpin law.
Talbert’s TA Series trailers have a 6° load angle, an ideal slope for the towing and recovery industry, as well as rental equipment and small- to mid-size construction equipment with low ground clearances.
Features on the 50-ton TA Series model include a standard 15,000-lb. planetary winch, which uses a direct-drive system and offers up to twice the loading speed of a worm gear winch. Operators can run Talbert’s planetary winch through a multi-function wireless remote, which allows one person to load a piece of equipment without leaving the trailer. Other standard features include 1.5-in. apitong flooring as well as side and center tie-downs.
Talbert’s 5051TA comprises a T-1 & 80K steel beam constructed framework and 4-in. I-beam cross members on 9-in. centers to accommodate more concentrated loads. The I-beam construction also prevents corrosion.