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New 65-Ton Modular Trailer Optimizes Versatility

Feb. 3, 2020 –Talbert Manufacturing’s new 65SA modular trailer combines 65-ton capacity with multiple axle configurations for optimum versatility.

The specialized trailer manufacturer, headquartered in Rensselaer, Indiana, says the trailer’s unique design features a flip extension to accommodate a tandem- or tri-axle jeep dolly to allow maximum load configurations.

The 65SA modular trailer can also pair with Talbert’s E2 or E3Nitro axle extension, which dampen axle movement and control load transfer. The modular trailer maintains a 65-ton rating at half the deck length with a 16” loaded side deck height and 6” loaded road clearance.

Talbert Manufacturing will feature a 3+3+2 configuration, raised-center version of the 65SA modular trailer, along with other custom-engineered innovations, at booth F5504 during the ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show in Las Vegas, March 10-14.

“Every day, loads are getting bigger, wider, and heavier,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert. “On top of that, government agencies are pushing for stricter controls to protect aging infrastructure. The 65SA Modular Trailer is designed to help operators adjust axle configurations to fit the specific requirements of the load and the road.”

The 65-ton modular trailer is individually engineered for customized axle configurations including 2+3+2, 3+3+2 or other variations. For example, adding a tri-axle jeep allows a 3+3+3 configuration.

Featuring 60.5” axle spacing, as well as an airlift on axle three and a chain lift on axles one, two, four, and five, the trailer can run three, four, or five axles in a row without a booster.

The base model offers a 120” swing radius with connections for up to a 70” gooseneck extension and can be custom designed to provide a larger swing radius if necessary.

Talbert’s E2 or E3Nitro axle extension can also be engineered into the design. This innovative technology uses hydraulic fluid and nitrogen to equalize axle pressures for proportional weight distribution on each axle grouping.

It optimizes the range of suspension movement to minimize stress and provide a smooth ride. In addition, the ENitro system features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer. Users can also hydraulically lock in axle loads regardless of terrain. The E2Nitro comes standard with two-speed dual landing gear for optimal stability when disconnected from the trailer.

Offering a 28’ deck length, the 65-ton modular trailer is rated for 65 tons in 13-axle configuration. Capacity increases to 70 tons in 15’ with a close-coupled four-axle configuration. The trailer can also be designed to accommodate an additional 10’ or 15’ section of deck, varying in type from beam to drop side.

“While every Talbert trailer is built to customer specifications, the 65SA is one of our most adaptable models,” Geisler said. He noted that adding axles after the fact can’t increase capacity, but factoring in those options during design provides maximum flexibility.

Like all Talbert trailers, the 65SA modular trailer features heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi-minimum-yield steel for extreme durability and longevity, and Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion and offer a long-lasting finish.




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