Lowbed trailer manufacturer Fontaine Specialized has added a new model to the Workhorse lineup: The Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR PRO is a multi-purpose road construction trailer featuring the same low front approach angle as Workhorse 55PVR paver trailer introduced last year, plus an easily removable 2-piece center bogie section to accommodate excavators.
The 55PVR Pro also comes standard with a longer gooseneck, 275 tires and 108"/82" dual kingpin for the ultimate in overall length flexibility, according to Fontaine.
Like the original Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR, the PRO model is designed specifically for road builders.
“The low 9° front ramp at the deck and the 17° deck-to-bogie transition ramps make this a truly versatile trailer,” said VP Sales Heather Gilmer. “It can handle 55 tons in 16 feet or 50 tons in 12 feet with 3 or 4 axles close coupled; so it can haul a wide variety of concentrated loads. As an added bonus, the center bogie section can be removed to reveal a boom trough with a V-pan for transporting excavators.
“Plus, for those that prefer larger 275 tires but still need to be 53' in overall length to haul millers, pavers, rollers or even excavators—this trailer will do the job!”
Both the Workhorse 55PVR and 55PVR Pro models are equipped with the Fontaine hydraulic removable “hook and shaft” gooseneck that can connect to or disconnect from the deck on uneven ground.
A wide variety of options and accessories are also available.