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Talbert offers telescopic trailers

First publishedin Aggregates Business International
January February 2019
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The 55-tonne extendable trailer from Talbert Manufacturing
North American heavy-haul solutions provider Talbert Manufacturing is offering the 55SA-TELE 55-tonne extendable heavy-haul trailer.

The trailer has a deck length of 16.46 metres (54 feet) when open, which allows users to haul a wide range of large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors, generators, pressure vessels and tanks. Operators can then retract the trailer to 9.9 metres (32 feet 6 inches). This shortens the overall trailer length to 16.15 metres (53 feet), eliminating the need for overlength permits which saves time and money.

“Our customers needed a way to minimise costs to remain competitive when transporting the ever longer loads, and the retractable deck helps them do that,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing.  “The 55SA-TELE gives customers the long deck length they need to transport equipment yet offers the retractable option to fall within
legal length on return trips.”

Talbert designed the 55SA-TELE with a 2.29 metre (90 inch) swing radius that can be extended to 2.9 metres (114 inches) with the use of a gooseneck extension. This is designed to optimise the deck length while keeping it within the legal 16.15 metre (53 feet) limit when retracted.

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