Talbert Manufacturing 65SA

Talbert Manufacturing highlights 65SA

Feb. 14, 2020
Versatile Modular Trailer helps operators adjust axle configurations for specific requirements of load and road

Talbert Manufacturing is showcasing its 65SA Modular Trailer.

The innovative trailer incorporates multiple axle configurations based on customer requirements for optimum versatility, the company said. Its unique design features a flip extension to accommodate a tandem- or tri-axle jeep dolly, allowing for maximum load configurations, and it also can pair with Talbert’s E2 or E3Nitro axle extension, which dampens axle movement and controls load transfer.

The modular trailer maintains a 65-ton rating at half the deck length, with a 16-inch loaded side deck height and 6-inch loaded road clearance.

“Every day, loads are getting bigger, wider and heavier,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing. “On top of that, government agencies are pushing for stricter controls to protect aging infrastructure. To help our customers stay ahead of the curve—to run safely and efficiently, no matter their area of operation—Talbert has always offered first-class engineering and industry-leading versatility.

“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, Talbert said. For example, adding a tri-axle jeep allows a 3+3+3 configuration. Featuring 60.5-inch axle spacing, as well as an airlift on axle 3 and a chain lift on axles 1, 2, 4 and 5, the trailer is capable of running with 3, 4 or 5 axles in a row without a booster. The base model offers a 120-inch swing radius with connections for up to a 70-inch gooseneck extension, and can be custom-designed to provide a larger swing radius, if necessary.

Talbert’s E2 or E3Nitro axle extension also can be engineered into the design. This technology uses a combination of hydraulic fluid and nitrogen to equalize axle pressures, providing proportionate weight distribution of each axle grouping. It optimizes the range of suspension movement, which minimizes stress and provides a smooth ride, the company claimed. In addition, the ENitro system features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer. Users also can hydraulically lock in axle loads regardless of terrain. The E2Nitro comes standard with two-speed dual landing gear for stability when disconnected from the trailer.

Offering a 28-foot deck length, the 65-ton Modular Trailer is rated for 65 tons in a 13-axle configuration. Capacity increases to 70 tons in 15 feet with a 4-axle close-coupled configuration. The trailer also can be designed to accommodate an additional 10- or 15-foot 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. “Adding additional axles after the fact can’t increase capacity, but factoring in these options during design allows our engineers to provide maximum flexibility with Talbert’s unmatched strength, reliability and longevity.”

Talbert manufactures the 65SA Modular Trailer with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel for extreme durability and longevity. Talbert trailers are standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion, offering a long-lasting finish and better return on investment.

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