Product Focus: Trailers

Trailer manufacturers continue to develop increasingly versatile trailers while offering models that are purpose-built for specific jobs.

Tube-tilt trailers
Behnke tilt tube trailerBehnke Enterprises Inc. offers tube-tilt trailers that are available in 14,000-, 16,000-, 18,000- or 20,000-pound GVW models in pull-type and gooseneck configurations. They are available with 2- to 18-foot stationary decks and in 16- or 18-foot tilt decks with a full 83 inches between the fenders on all models. These trailers come loaded with standard options such as flush floor, pallet fork holders, D-rings and a heavy-duty pipe latch that is easily removable for repair. The ultra-durable tube-frame construction is zinc-primed and powder-coated. They can haul heavy skid steers and mini excavators easily.

Towmaster hydraulic tail trailerHydraulic tail trailer
The Towmaster T-70HT 35-ton hydraulic tail trailer can haul small or large equipment. Its double-hinged hydraulic loading ramp has a low loading angle so equipment loads easily. An optional deck ramp allows equipment loading onto the upper deck. It has ample tie-down slots and D-rings for straps and chains and is equipped with a winch.

Aluma aluminum utility trailerAluminum utility trailer
The Aluma 7814TAESW ES series tandem-axle aluminum utility trailer can be outfitted with an all-aluminum or wood deck. With two 3,500-pound rubber torsion axles, this trailer is lightweight but has a 7,000-pound towing capacity. They are 101.5 inches wide and available in lengths of 14 through 20 feet. The ES series is a premium-quality trailer at a competitive price, Aluma sources report. Prices range from $4,399 to $5,349.

Easy-tilt trailers
Felling EZ Tilt trailerFelling Trailers, Inc. introduces its EZ Tilt technology with the FT-12 EZ-T tilt trailer. It allows ground-level loading with a 5-degree load angle for low-clearance equipment such as floor sweepers, scissor lifts and rollers. The 12 EZ T tilt trailer has an 18.5-foot tilt deck length, including 3.5-foot approach plate. An electric/hydraulic pump with corded remote and 12-volt battery in a lockable enclosure powers the lower/lift mechanism.

Talbert 35-ton trailer35-ton close-couple lowbed trailer  
Talbert Manufacturing offers the 35CC-HRG lowbed trailer, rated at 70,000 pounds overall and 70,000 pounds within a 12-foot load base. It features Talbert’s removable hydraulic gooseneck for fast and easy equipment loading and unloading. It can be outfitted with fixed or platform goosenecks, various front and rear ramps and several swing radiuses, deck lengths and widths. It can be equipped with a beavertail and ramp so users can drive equipment over the rear of the trailer rather than detach the unit’s gooseneck. The 1.5-inch apitong hardwood deck offers long-term durability. The unit has one of the lowest deck heights in the industry — 22 inches — and a 6-inch road clearance that maximizes headroom. Drivers can adjust the rear ride height system 3 inches up or down for greater head clearance.

XL low-deck gooseneck trailerLow-deck gooseneck trailer
XL Specialized Trailers offer the low-profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer that offers the lowest loaded deck height in the industry of only 15 inches. It has 110,000 pounds capacity in 12 feet so it is a versatile hauler for construction and commercial applications. The 13-foot gooseneck has a swing clearance of 110 inches, and the relief cutout in the gooseneck provides additional space between the truck and trailer. To save time while loading/unloading, the trailer’s long neck is easily removable through the use of a wet kit or with a power unit. The neck also offers a five-position ride height that can be used to level the load. A work light on the upper deck assists in visibility when loading at night. The main decks are built with T-1 flange and 80k webs as well as 6-inch and 4-inch stubbed junior I-beams on 12-inch centers. Apitong decking is standard on the main deck.

Midsota dump trailerDump trailer
The Midsota FFRD Series Versadump trailer brings an equipment-ready flat-front and a rear-dump bed together into one trailer. With multiple flat bed/dump bed size combinations available, it can be customized for a variety of equipment sizes. A removable front wall on the dump bed allows transfer of longer materials. Other standard equipment includes 7,000-pound spring suspension axles and an adjustable bumper pull coupler; higher capacity axles and gooseneck coupler options are available.

Mobile Dock Lift MDL-6000Portable dock lift/trailer
Superior Handling and Equipment offers the Mobile Dock Lift MDL-6000, a street-legal, towable loading dock lift that enables loading/unloading of trucks without a dock, lift gate or supporting infrastructure. It has a 6,000-pound lift capacity on its 54-inch wide by 96-inch long platform. It also doubles as a trailer capable of transporting up to 2,000 pounds of cargo. It offers up to a 70 percent reduction in loading/unloading times with up to 80 percent less labor when compared with manual methods. It is self-contained, gasoline or diesel self-powered and is ANSI MH29.1 compliant and NATM certified for towing by a standard truck or SUV.

Thunder Creek fuel trailersBulk diesel transport trailer
The Thunder Creek MTT trailers provide bulk diesel transport without CDL/HAZMAT requirements. The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gallon capacities made up of 4, 6 or 8 separate 115-gallon, DOT-compliant non-bulk tanks. Tanks are joined by a manifold to a common pump, creating complete isolation during transport and controlled fuel dispensing at the job site. The low-profile design offers optimal balance and a smooth ride at highway speeds or rugged off-highway conditions. Units come standard with a 25-gpm pump, 10-micron fuel filter and a 35-foot auto-retracting hose reel. Units can also be outfitted with an ISO-compliant 4-micron fuel filter (ISO 4406), 50-foot hose reel and a 100-gallon DEF tank and closed DEF delivery system.

Lane reel gun trailerReel gun rack trailer
The Lane Trailer 1010 reel gun rack trailer features dual manual hand pumps; heavy-duty, 3/16 inch-thick steel fenders and fully enclosed light boxes. The 4-inch by 6-inch tube main frame can hold 3- to 10-foot diameter reels up to 60 inches wide. It has a 10,000-pound GVWR and comes with ST215/75R/17.5 load range H tires. Options include electric hydraulic pump and a deep-cycle battery with solar panel or a gas-powered hydraulic pump and retriever arm and assembly.

Mi-T-M cleaning trailersOn-site cleaning trailers
Mi-T-M offers single- and dual-axle trailers that are perfect for rental fleets and a variety of utility trailers for remote job sites where water is not accessible. These self-contained trailers feature a powder-coated 5-foot by 8.5-foot bed with steel frame, swivel jack, ball hitch, rubber-mounted and sealed lights and 15-inch radial tires. Each trailer can be customized with options such as pressure washers, hose reels and separate trailer hitches to suit any rental need.

Featherlite trailersVersatile rear-ramp trailer
The Featherlite 1610 enclosed aluminum utility trailer is ideal for hauling all types of cargo. It is available in lengths of 8 to 18 feet and is 6 feet 7 inches wide. The trailer comes standard with a rear ramp and side door. Options include aluminum-lined ceiling and walls, dual-color side sheets, aluminum wheels, cabinets, ladder rack and more.

Dyna hauler DynaDolly trailerVersatile dolly/trailer
Dyna Hauler, Inc. introduces the patented DynaDolly that provides a cost-effective means to move shipping containers and can also convert into a gooseneck equipment or freight trailer, roll-back or a 13-yard gooseneck dump body. It can lift from 6 to 15 tons and carry up to a 25,000-pound payload with a ¾-ton to 1-ton pickup truck. It can handle most all transport needs while eliminating the need for multiple trailers. The XL unit is priced under the cost of a 15-ton hoist, DynaHauler sources report.