XL Specialized Trailers, a market-leading manufacturer of custom-engineered heavy haul trailers, releases its new XL Specialized Trailers XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG). The new trailer features an 18-inch loaded main deck height and 6-inch ground clearance to help operators meet bridge clearance laws without needing a drop-side or beam deck. The hydraulic detachable lowboy features a payload capacity of 110,000 pounds in 16 feet concentrated, making it a versatile option for hauling construction equipment.
This XL 110 Low-Profile HDG offers maximum swing radius, deck length, and axle spacing in a 53-foot long trailer. The lowered rear bridge bolster height between the tires provides the ability to lower machine height when loading on the rear bridge. The main deck boasts a 12-inch cross member spacing for additional support under the apitong wood deck and a full 26 feet in the well. Standard on the XL 110 Low-Profile HDG main deck are seven bent D-rings per side, 13 chain drops per side, and swing-out outriggers adding versatility for tying down loads of various widths and shapes.
VARIABLE RIDE HEIGHT
Featuring a 13-foot long detachable hydraulic gooseneck, the XL 110 has a 51-inch fifth wheel height and 110-inch and 84-inch swing clearance with 16-inch and 42-inch king pin settings. These settings allow operators the ability to slide the tractor fifth wheel where needed to achieve the required axle weights. The gooseneck’s five-position variable ride height offers the ability to adjust the neck’s fifth wheel height and deck height depending on the load being carried and tractor being used.
EASIER LOADING OF EQUIPMENT
Equipped with a deep boom well specifically designed for excavator booms, the XL 110 Low-Profile HDG 18-inch eliminates the need to detach the lower boom section on an excavator. The bucket well in the rear deck easily accommodates excavator knuckles and the lowered rear angle from the deck to the wheel area allows for easier loading of equipment over the rear deck. This trailer is also spreader bar and power booster capable, making it one of the few 55-ton, 18-inch loaded deck height and 3+1 axle capable lowboy trailers on the market. Other standard features of this trailer are 54½-inch axle spacing, third axle airlift, a suspension over ride hand raising/lowering valve, and five ride height settings. Available options include bolt-on load-bearing wheel covers, fenders on the gooseneck, amber strobe taillight, and a 13 hp Honda power unit.
“This trailer model has been on the road for about a year now, and has quickly become a customer favorite,” said Rodney Crim, XL’s vice president of sales. “We are constantly striving to come up with solutions for our customers’ trailer needs, and this product certainly fits that mold.” ■
Q&A WITH RODNEY CRIM
Q: What are the primary reasons that XL Specialized Trailers decided to manufacture the new XL 110 HDG 18-inch trailer?
CRIM: Our XL 110 HDG was a popular unit for many construction applications. So, we wanted to create a version of that trailer for areas with lower infrastructure like the Northeast, who often have trouble getting equipment through with bridge clearance laws. Customers throughout the country have found the XL 110 HDG 18-inch deck height trailer useful for taller equipment as well.
Q: What are the primary perimeters around how XL Specialized Trailers decides to manufacture a certain trailer and tailor it to certain specifications?
CRIM: We do our best to analyze where the markets are headed, but we find that our customers are our best resource.
Q: How does being such a specialized company differentiate XL from other leading trailer manufacturers?
CRIM: We say yes when many others say no. We have to be more flexible in the shop, but we have found that our willingness to take on specialized projects is what really helps us build long-term relationships with our customers.
Q: What are some of the biggest solutions that XL Specialized Trailers has come up with over the years that really sets them apart from other trailers?
CRIM: We strive to design all our models to help make our customers’ lives easier. For example, our construction trailers have the lowest bucket well in the industry, tons of tie down options, and many of our options bolt-on, meaning they can be added at a later date and in some cases removed for weight reduction. We are always looking for ways to expand our offerings to provide more solutions for our customers—we have recently come out with the 80 and 120 Low-Profile HDG models that fill voids in the market, giving users what they need. ■
For More Information: XL Specialized Trailers is a manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers for the construction, commercial, agricultural, wind energy, oil and gas, and custom-style trailer markets. Founded in 1995, XL has a growing dealer network, a dedicated staff of skilled employees, and is an industry leader, offering superior hauling solutions. Every XL trailer is backed with a market-leading warranty to assure the ultimate in customer confidence and satisfaction. Find out more at www.xlspecializedtrailer.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions, June 2015
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