Talbert celebrates anniversary of detachable gooseneck

By Hannah Sundermeyer30 November 2022

Talbert Manufacturing is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the release of its non-ground bearing hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer.

The Talbert Manufacturing long-haul experts celebrate the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the non-ground bearing hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer.

First introduced in 1947, the hydraulic detachable gooseneck technology revolutionized safety in the trailer industry.

“Safety is the hallmark of our innovative trailer designs,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing. “Austin Talbert designed the first gooseneck trailer to address the troubling number of injuries and deaths occurring when loading and unloading equipment. Talbert has always been on the leading edge of safe, durable trailer designs.”

Hydraulic goosenecks utilize a series of hydraulic cylinders to safely and easily lower and lift the deck when the trailer is attached to the truck.

The non-ground bearing hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailers have undergone a series of design adjustments since their inception in 1962, including the introduction of the Hydroneck and ratchet neck trailer designs.

Over the last 75 years, the design of the hydraulic detachable gooseneck has been adjusted by Talbert Manufacturing to meet the requirements of operators. In 1970, Talbert Manufacturing raised the bar with the launch of a new, patented hydraulic design called the Hydroneck.

“When it comes to our trailers, there’s so much to consider outside the type of neck or trailer weight capacity. That’s why each trailer is built to the needs of the operator,” Geisler explained. “Each trailer we build and each innovation we come up with focuses on balancing operators’ needs when it comes to productivity and safety.”

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