Talbert Manufacturing recently unveiled the 5553TA, a traveling axle trailer with a planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder with more than 25% more power to move axles in adverse conditions.
The 55-ton 5553TA handles low clearances and dead loads, making it ideal for towing and recovery operations. The 36-inch loaded deck height and low 6-degree load angle provide safe and efficient loading and unloading, according to the company.
“The 5553TA brings our signature durability and versatility to a number of industries where these attributes are key to safety and success,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing.
The 5553TA comes standard with a 20,000-pound planetary winch that uses a direct-drive system and 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 the vehicle 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.
The 55-ton, 53-foot trailer is rated at 100,00 pounds distributed and 80,000 pounds concentrated in 10 feet, and it is constructed with one-piece, 4-inch I-beam crossmembers on 9-inch centers.