Talbert Manufacturing’s new 55-ton 5553TA traveling axle trailer excels in moving low clearance and dead loads, making it ideal for towing and recovery operations. It is equipped with a planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder for over 25 percent more power to move axles in adverse conditions. A 36-inch 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.

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Talbert Manufacturing’s 5553TA traveling axle trailer features a 6-degree load angle and industry-leading 36-inch loaded deck height for optimum versatility in a number of industries such as towing and recovery, rental and general construction.

“Talbert strives to manufacture trailers with our customers’ needs in mind,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, 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-pound 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. This includes from behind the wheel of inoperable vehicles or machinery being loaded. 

The 5553TA also features Talbert’s signature piggy-back cylinder. With a 5-inch diameter, the cylinder allows faster axle travel and more power in adverse conditions. This allows better traction for trailer movement in mud or off-road settings.

The 55-ton, 53-foot trailer is rated at 100,00 pounds distributed and 80,000 pounds concentrated in 10 feet. Constructed with one-piece, 4-inch I-beam crossmembers on 9-inch centers, the 5553TA trailer has the strength and durability to accommodate any load. Multiple double keyhole tie-down slots come standard for greater loading ease and additional flexibility for securing loads. This feature allows users to effectively secure and haul multiple pieces of small to medium equipment like forklifts and manlifts.

The trailer’s traveling axle enables a low 6-degree load angle for easy loading, making it ideal for equipment with low ground clearance, such as rollers, pavers and other small- to mid-size construction equipment. The low deck height provides additional clearance under bridges and tunnels when transporting tall equipment and offers a superior view of the equipment and surroundings to maximize safe operation.