Talbert Manufacturing  has developed a 65-ton spread-axle trailer outfitted with the E2Nitro nitrogen-assisted equalizing system that also can be operated in a 70-ton close-coupled configuration.

Haulers can use the Talbert 65SA 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 compared to West Coast-style trailers, according to Talbert.

The trailer’s East Coast-style E2Nitro spreader features a bearing pivot and pivot lockout for backing the trailer. In addition, the E2Nitro operator can hydraulically set axle loads and keep them there in all terrains. It also allows for a 14-foot, 1-inch spread between the third and fourth axle, which is ideal for haulers traveling into states that require that spread.

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 greater 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-inch, flip-up gooseneck extension to achieve a 190-inch radius. The unit also offers removable kingpin stations for 120-inch and 108-inch swing radiuses, a 30-foot deck length and an 8-foot, 6-inch deck width. And, like all its trailers, Talbert manufactures the 65SA with heavy-duty T-1, 100,000-psi minimum yield steel. Optional deck lengths, deck types, and widths of 9 feet, 9 feet, 6 inches, and 10 feet also are available..

The standard 65SA model has three different capacity ratings: 65 tons in a 15-foot, 2-point rigid load base as a 3+2 spread-axle trailer with 30 feet of deck; 65 tons in a 30-foot, 2-point rigid load base as a 3+2 spread-axle trailer with the addition of an 8-foot deck insert (38 feet overall); and 70 tons in a 16-foot, two-point rigid load base as a four-axle trailer with 30 feet of deck.