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New 40-Ton Lightweight Trailer has Superloads in Mind


December 18, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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40tonlghtwtDecember 18, 2012, Rensselaer, Ind. – Talbert
Manufacturing has unveiled
its 40-Ton
Lightweight Trailer. The trailer can be customized for customers who need to
remain below the superload weight limit in U.S. states with 120,000-pound gross
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) restrictions.

40tonlghtwtDecember 18, 2012, Rensselaer, Ind. – Talbert
Manufacturing has unveiled
its 40-Ton
Lightweight Trailer. The trailer can be customized for customers who need to
remain below the superload weight limit in U.S. states with 120,000-pound gross
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) restrictions. 

 

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The 40-Ton Lightweight trailer can be designed for
the transport of excavators, small to mid-sized dozers and other construction
equipment, and it weighs just over 18,000 pounds. When paired with a truck, the
unit can transport equipment at full capacity – up to 80,000 pounds – while
remaining under the 120,000-pound superload limit.

 

To best accommodate the height of an
excavator, Talbert can customize the trailer with a 22-inch deck height and a
deck boom well. This six-foot-long recessed portion in the rear of the trailer
is roughly six inches deep and plated for the bucket of an excavator. This
lowers the overall height of the boom to ensure the load is a legal
height. 

 

The three-axle, 26-foot trailer
features
a four-beam deck design and auxiliary crossmembers for
extra floor support.
Talbert manufactures the trailers using 16-inch
beams, consisting of T-1 flanges and 80K webs, to reduce empty weight and
achieve the target trailer weight and deck height. The trailer can also be
built with Walther EMC Dura-Light Hubs as a lightweight hub solution and
CentriFuse brake drums, which are the lightest drums on the market. The
trailer’s aluminum wheels also help keep the weight low.

 

The 40-Ton Lightweight trailer also features a new
ratchet neck design. This design eliminates the need for changing adjustment
blocks and enables the operator to adjust the ride height of a trailer from one
side of the trailer. 

 

Customers can choose whether to incorporate
Talbert’s 75th anniversary package. This package includes stainless steel
gooseneck inserts, stainless steel mudflap brackets with a Talbert cutout,
powder-coated outriggers, 75th anniversary decals and conspicuity tape, apitong
decking coated with linseed oil and a custom placard decal.