Talbert announces updates to 55-ton traveling axle trailer


Talbert Manufacturing has announced enhancements to its 5553TA traveling axle trailer.

With a planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder for over 25 percent 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, the company says.

A 36-in. 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,” says 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.”

The 5553TA comes standard with a 20,000-lb. 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 more than 200 feet, Talbert says.

Like all of Talbert’s TA Series trailer models, the 5553TA features Talbert’s signature piggy-back cylinder. With an industry-leading 5-in. diameter, the cylinder allows faster axle travel and more power in adverse conditions.

The 55-ton, 53-ft. trailer is rated at 100,00 lb. distributed and 80,000 lb. concentrated in 10 ft., and is constructed with one-piece, 4-in. I-beam crossmembers on 9-in. centers. Multiple double keyhole tie-down slots come standard, the company says.

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 1 1/2-in. Apitong deck flooring for extreme durability and longevity. Trailers are standard with Valspar R-Cure 800 paint to prevent corrosion, Talbert says.

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