Talbert Unveils New Trailer, Adds Dealer

Talbert Manufacturing announced its newly designed 75-Ton Double Schnabel Trailer and the addition of DeCleene Trailer Sales to the Talbert dealer network.

DeCleene and its five locations will increase Talbert’s exposure and support within central and northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The new trailer is engineered to deliver greater safety, stability and ease of transport to the wind energy industry, and can also be converted (with optional components) for use in heavy-haul construction transport. Units are also available in single and multiple combinations for wind towers. Talbert Double Schnabel Trailers are self-sustaining and self-loading with hydraulic-lift capabilities that eliminate the need for cranes during load or unload.

It features a 13-axle hauling configuration designed for two hauling applications – either an 80-meter wind tower base, or a wind tower mid-section. The main upper-front and rear goosenecks are standard HRG style, and pinned in place on a column-style hydraulic Schnabel tower. The lower rear of the tower is equipped with two removable banana-style flange adapter plates for two tower sections. Units are equipped with both mechanical and remote rear steer capability. With optional HRG base sections and a 30-foot deck, the unit can be converted to haul construction and industrial equipment loads up to 75 tons.

“Versus conventional alternatives, our Double Schnabel Trailers provide enhanced safety and stability during transport due to a wider (8-foot) interface area for the load at the top. Traditional units offer a significantly smaller interface area which may lead to potential damage to the tower,” says Talbert engineer Clarence Schubach.

He said that the interface area on the Talbert trailer is covered with a UHMW (an ultra-high molecular weight plastic) material which will prevent abrasion resistance against the tower.

For ease of operator use and added safety, the upper Talbert “power tower” is equipped with removable and adjustable upper guide tubes which minimize any rolling of the tower section during transport; and all Talbert Schnabel and power tower main hydraulic and air operated controls are on the side of the gooseneck. The operator does not have to climb on the unit to engage lock pins.

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