Talbert Manufacturing’s 55-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Offers Optimum Towing and Recovery Capabilities

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Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, offers the 5553TA traveling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity. With a planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder for over 25% more power to move axles in adverse conditions, the 55-ton 5553TA excels in moving low clearance and dead loads, making it ideal for towing and recovery operations. An industry-leading 36-inch loaded deck height and low 6-degree load angle provide safe, efficient loading and unloading for a number of additional applications in industries such as rental and general construction.

“Talbert strives to manufacture trailers with our customers’ needs in mind,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing. “The 5553TA brings our signature durability and versatility to a number of industries where these attributes are key to safety and success.”

While other manufacturers use worm gear winches, the 5553TA comes standard with a 20,000-pound planetary winch that uses a direct-drive system and offers up to twice the loading speed of alternatives. The winch is controlled with a six-function wireless remote, allowing a single operator to adjust the movement of the axles, winch and deck height from any position around the trailer — including from behind the wheel of inoperable vehicles or machinery being loaded. The remote also allows operation from the offside of the trailer, limiting exposure to traffic and increasing safety. The remote is rechargeable through a USB port, and features a range of well over 200 feet.

Like all of Talbert’s TA Series trailer models, the 5553TA features Talbert’s signature piggy-back cylinder. With an industry-leading 5-inch diameter, the cylinder allows faster axle travel and more power in adverse conditions. This allows better traction for trailer movement in mud or off-road settings.

The 55-ton, 53-foot trailer is rated at 100,00 pounds distributed and 80,000 pounds concentrated in 10 feet. Constructed with one-piece, 4-inch I-beam crossmembers on 9-inch centers, the 5553TA trailer has the strength and durability to accommodate any load — from large tour buses or shipping containers to skid steers, mini-excavators and other smaller equipment. Multiple double keyhole tie-down slots come standard for greater loading ease and additional flexibility for securing loads. This feature allows users to effectively secure and haul multiple pieces of small to medium equipment like forklifts and manlifts.

The trailer’s traveling axle enables a low 6-degree load angle for easy loading, making it ideal for equipment with low ground clearance, such as rollers, pavers and other small- to mid-size construction equipment. The low deck height provides additional clearance under bridges and tunnels when transporting tall equipment and offers a superior view of the equipment and surroundings to maximize safe operation.

Additional features include two large capacity lockable toolboxes — one curbside and one driver’s side. The toolboxes — which include built-in chain racks and weather-resistant door seals — are user friendly and provide increased storage for tools, chains and other necessary gear for the job.

Like all its trailers, Talbert manufactures the 5553TA trailer with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel and the 1½-inch Apitong deck flooring for extreme durability and longevity. Trailers are standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion, for a long-lasting finish and better return on investment.

For more information about the 5553TA and Talbert’s entire series of traveling axle trailers, visit www.talbertmfg.com.