35FG-BVTL drop deck trailer

Talbert Manufacturing grows Double Drop trailer series

April 15, 2020
New 35-ton fixed-neck 35FG-BVTL designed for small-, mid-size machinery movers in oil fields, agriculture, more

Talbert Manufacturing recently introduced the 35FG-BVTL, which is a fixed-neck, drop deck trailer for small- to mid-size equipment machinery movers operating in oil fields, agriculture and construction and demolition. 

The company said the 35-ton trailer is rated at 70,000 pounds, concentrated in 20 feet, and features hydraulic ramps for safe, efficient loading and unloading in confined spaces. 

“Our customers require a great deal of versatility. Each day or week could consist of moving a variety of equipment,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing. “This is why we take the time to listen and design our trailers to provide the most flexibility, tailoring each unit to the specific needs of the customer with options like fixed neck, tag-a-long, hydraulic tail and traveling axle trailers.”   

The 35FG-BVTL is part of Talbert’s Double Drop Series. The overall length of the trailer is 48 feet, which includes a 22-foot long deck that is 8 feet, 6 inches wide, and an 8-foot 6-inch rear bridge section.

The trailer’s fixed neck provides an economic alternative compared to removable gooseneck designs for operators that do not require a front unload option, Talbert said. The company designed the 35FG-BVTL with an 84-inch swing radius and 18-inch kingpin setting for increased maneuverability and versatility. The gooseneck features two-speed landing gear with standard sand shoes.

The 36-inch sloping beavertail features a 14.98-degree load angle coupled with full-width plate with traction bars outside the main beams for optimal rear loading. Hydraulic ramps also allow for increased safety during loading by removing the need to manually lower or raise the equipment.

Contractors can use the 35FG-BVTL to haul a variety of small- to mid-size construction equipment, making it an economic and versatile choice for millwrights, riggers and general freight contractors. The deck flooring is 1.5-inch Apitong, which provides more strength for long-term durability under heavy loads. The unit has one of the lowest loaded deck heights in the industry—30 inches, and 40 for the rear bridge—and a 10-inch road clearance to maximize headroom.

Talbert manufactures all its trailers with T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel for durability and longevity. The 35FG-BVTL also comes standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion for a long-lasting finish and better return on investment, Talbert added.