December 11 - The latest addition to Talbert Manufacturing's Traveling Axle Series of trailers is ideal for hauliers who need the flexibility of a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equi

Talbert's new 4050TA trailer features a 36 inch (0.9 m) deck height and a California-legal trailer length. Along with providing additional clearance, the lower deck height equates to extra load opportunities. 

The North American provider of heavy-haul solutions increased the 4050TA capacity from 70,000 lbs (31.75 tonnes) to 80,000 lbs (36.2 tonnes) evenly distributed or 50,000 lbs (22.6 tonnes) in 10 ft (3 m) and reduced the lower deck height to 36 inch (0.9 m).

The 4050TA also features a 7-degree load angle and an updated e-chain for the air and electrical lines. The new e-chain is metal rather than plastic for greater durability, especially in colder climates. Talbert also has increased the number of keyholes across the rear of the trailer to provide additional flexibility when drivers tie items down.

Talbert designed the 50 ft (15.2 m) trailer for Hale Trailer, a sales, rental and leasing dealer for heavy-duty transportation trailers in Voorhees, New Jersey. Hale wanted a trailer that would comply with the 40 ft (12.1 m) length laws in California. The state's kingpin regulations restrict the distance from the kingpin to the rear axle to 40 ft (12.2 m) or less. Talbert pushed the deck length to the limit, designing a 50 ft (15.2 m) traveling axle trailer that complies with kingpin laws in all states. 

Talbert's standard equipment for the TA Series includes a 15,000-lb (6.8-tonne) planetary winch that operates with a two-function wireless remote. It assists in moving equipment on and off of the trailer by making it possible for one person to load a piece of equipment without leaving the vehicle. In addition to the optional 20,000-lb (9-tonne) winch, this Tow Show unit also includes the optional six-function remote to operate the movement of the axles, winch and deck while loading. Additional optional equipment includes a 48 inch (1.2 m) aluminium/steel bulkhead with strobe and work lights, a centralised lubrication system and a Right Weigh load scale. 

All Talbert traveling axle trailers come standard with double keyhole tie-down slots on the top of the outside beams. Additionally, standard models include double keyhole tie-downs that are recessed down the centre of the trailer's main deck with a metal basket below that protects the main cylinder from excess chain when tying down loads.