Versatility drives Talbert’s 65-ton spread-axle, 70-ton close-coupled model

The Talbert 65SA features a 70-in., flip-up gooseneck extension to achieve a 190-in. radius.
The Talbert 65SA features a 70-in., flip-up gooseneck extension to achieve a 190-in. radius.

Outfitted with the E2Nitro nitrogen-assisted equalizing system, the company’s new 65SA provides haulers the option of switching axle configurations to comply with individual state road regulations. Haulers can use the model with a close-coupled fourth axle for a 70-ton rating or a spread-axle configuration for a 65-ton rating.

The trailer’s empty weight is lighter than West Coast-style models, Talbert Mfg. engineers note, while the East Coast-style E2Nitro spreader features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing maneuvers. In addition, the E2Nitro operator can hydraulically set axle loads and maintain them in all terrains. It also allows for a 14-ft., 1-in. spread between the third and fourth axle, which suits haulers traveling into states with such spacing requirements.

The E2Nitro system articulates left and right and uses nitrogen to equalize the up and down movement to provide proportionate weight distribution in each axle grouping. Through a combination of hydraulic and nitrogen equalization, the E2Nitro absorbs hauling and loading shocks and provides a range of suspension movement for reduced stress and a smoother ride. The system also acts as a hydraulic shim point between trailer and spreader. The E2Nitro also incorporates two-speed dual landing gear for greater stability when it is disconnected from the trailer. Finally, the 65SA with the E2Nitro makes movement on jobsites easier because operators can lift rear axles when backing up or turning around.

The Talbert 65SA features a 70-in., flip-up gooseneck extension to achieve a 190-in. radius. The unit also offers removable kingpin stations for 120- and 108-in. swing radiuses, a 30-ft. deck length and an 8-ft., 6-in. deck width. Optional deck lengths, types, and widths of 9 ft., 9.5 ft. and 10 ft. are available.

The standard 65SA model has three capacity ratings: 65 tons in a 15-ft., two-point rigid load base as a 3+2 spread-axle trailer with 30 feet of deck; 65 tons in a 30-ft., two-point rigid load base as a 3+2 spread-axle trailer with the addition of an 8-ft. deck insert (38 ft. overall); and, 70 tons in a 16-ft., two-point rigid load base as a four-axle trailer with 30 feet of deck. — Talbert Manufacturing, 800/348-5232; www.talbertmfg.com


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