Talbert Construction Equipment Co. was founded in 1938 by Austin Talbert in Lyons, Illinois, to provide crane and construction machinery rental and heavy haul transport in the Chicago area. In 1957, a new plant was built in Rensselaer, Indiana, devoted to specialty trailer manufacturing. Ultimately, the facility in Lyons was closed as Mr. Talbert and his team focused on production of trailers in Indiana. Talbert quickly became known for innovation. Ground-breaking new ideas were introduced, including:
- 1st lowbed removable gooseneck trailer
- 1st hydraulic removable gooseneck (non ground engaging)
- 1st trailer manufacturer to use high strength heat treated steel (T1A)
- 1st trailer manufacturer to design and incorporate air suspensions
- 1st trailer to use self steering axles.
In 2012, Talbert Manufacturing celebrated its 75th Anniversary. Greg Smith, vice president of sales and marketing at Talbert, stated the anniversary marked an important event for the company. “Not many trailer companies have been in business for 75 years, and fewer yet can say they have had customers with them for the majority of those years.”
OIL FIELD TRAILER SERIES
Talbert Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of lowbed heavy-haul trailers, introduces its Oil Field Trailer Series. Talbert designed the trailers specifically for the oil and gas industry with features that make for fast and efficient equipment loading and provide exceptional durability.
The three-trailer Oil Field Series consists of a 3-axle, 35-ton step deck; a 4-axle, 60-ton fixed-gooseneck trailer; and a 5-axle, 65-ton, fixed-gooseneck trailer. Because oil extraction requires frequent relocation of skid-mounted equipment, such as generators, housing units, compressors, oil rigging equipment, and pipe sections, Talbert designed this series specifically for that purpose.
A winch, tail rollers, and optional pop-up rollers make pulling equipment onto the deck easier and more efficient. Weevil pins line the sides of the trailer and serve as vertical rollers to guide the equipment straight onto the trailer. And pipe pockets line the 60- and 65-ton trailers so operators can insert large stakes vertically to stack and haul pipe sections without shift during transport.
For traveling over rough terrain, the 60-ton and 65-ton trailers feature a high-arch profile. This design provides additional space between the tractor and the bottom of the gooseneck to prevent the two from making contact in bumpy, off-road applications.
Although Talbert manufactures the trailers with the same design parameters as its other lines, the company constructs its Oil Field Series in a slightly different manner so they can handle the demands of the oil and gas industry. These trailers have more welds in the cross members so they can handle twisting and turning when traveling off road from site to site.
Talbert’s Oil Field Series trailers come in lengths ranging from 53 to 56 feet. The 65-ton trailer is rated for 120,000 pounds in 16 feet or 130,000 pounds evenly distributed through the lower deck. The 60-ton trailer is rated for 110,000 pounds in 16 feet or 120,000 pounds distributed through the lower deck. Finally, the 35-ton is rated for 70,000 pounds in 10 feet or 100,000 pounds evenly distributed. Deck height is dependent on tire size with two options: 34-inch deck height (17.5-inch tires) or 40-inch deck height (22.5-inch tires).
Talbert has been building world-class heavy-haul and specialized trailers to rigorous customer specifications since 1938. The company offers complete lines of heavy haul trailers and specialized transportation equipment for the commercial, industrial, military, and government sectors. Its trailers and equipment are used in applications as diverse as renewable energy, aerospace, heavy construction, in-plant material handling, manufacturing and processing systems, and much more. ■
For More Information:
For more information about Talbert’s Oil Field Series trailers, call 800.348.5232, or visit www.talbertmfg.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions, March 2014
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