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Talbert Introduces New 50-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer


February 28, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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5051ta1February 28, 2013, Rensselaer, Ind.
– Talbert Manufacturing has introduced its 50-Ton 5051 Traveling Axle trailer
for customers that need to comply with 43-foot kingpin laws and
regulations.


5051ta1February 28, 2013, Rensselaer, Ind.
– Talbert Manufacturing has introduced its 50-Ton 5051 Traveling Axle trailer
for customers that need to comply with 43-foot kingpin laws and
regulations. 

 

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Kingpin laws vary state to state
but generally apply to any trailer longer than 48 feet and less than 53 feet.
These regulations typically dictate the maximum distance from the kingpin to
the last axle must measure 43 feet or less. Adding to its series of traveling
axle trailers, Talbert pushed the deck length to the limit, designing a 51-foot
traveling axle trailer to maximize the lower deck length and still meet the 43-foot
kingpin law. 

 

Talbert’s TA Series trailers are
known for their six-degree load angle. This gradual slope is ideal for the
towing and recovery industry, as well as rental equipment and small to midsize
construction equipment with low ground clearances, such as rollers and
pavers. 

 

The 5051TA is loaded with more
standard features, and it still delivers cost-effective versatility in a
variety of applications. The 15,000-pound planetary winch, which comes standard
on all trailers in Talbert’s 50-Ton TA Series, provides customers with a more
efficient winch. The planetary winch uses a direct-drive system and offers up
to twice the loading speed of the worm gear winch. Operators can run Talbert’s
planetary winch through a multi-function wireless remote, which allows one
person to load a piece of equipment without leaving the trailer. This is ideal
for loading inoperable cars or machinery. For reliable performance in
heavy-duty industries, Talbert’s 5051TA also comprises a T-1 & 80K
steel beam constructed framework and 4-inch I-beam crossmembers on 9-inch
centers to accommodate more concentrated loads. Further, the I-beam construction
prevents corrosion, unlike boxed crossmembers that tend to rust from the inside
out.

 

Other standard features include apitong
flooring as well as side and center tie-downs. Apitong is a tightly woven,
highly dense wood that provides a longer wear life because it is less
susceptible to chipping or cracking than other deck materials. Side and center
tie-down slots are installed for greater loading ease and application
flexibility.