Heavy-duty hydraulic tail trailers from Trail-eze have a main deck length of 22 feet, 3 inches, to 35 feet, 3 inches, with an upper deck length of 8 feet. The 12-foot hydraulic tail will carry 20,000 pounds, 4 feet back from the hinge pin, and a patented locking device allows for greater ground clearance. The heavy-duty trailer line also features MF-80 high tensile steel and custom manufactured beams designed for stress loads at a minimum of two times the rated capacity.
Brad Lull, marketing manager for Sunbelt Rentals, chose the hydraulic tail trailer model because it features an upper deck for loading additional equipment. “It's a basic fit for our company,” Lull says. “It will accommodate 90 percent of the equipment that we carry.”
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Bil-jax recently introduced a 12,000-pound capacity hydraulic drop-deck trailer to its line of heavy-duty Escalate trailers. The ET 12000 model is designed for transporting heavier and larger drive-on equipment, including forklifts, mini-excavators, tractor loader backhoes, skid-steer loaders, scissor lifts and riding trowels. The trailer's 17.5-inch tires have a leaf-spring suspension that increases the bed width to 75 inches, while producing a softer ride and easier trailer control during transportation. Overall bed size is 75 inches wide by 168 inches long. Other standard features include electric brakes, cargo tie-downs and a battery.
Don Bruner, vice president of Cincy Tool Rental, Cincinnati, particularly likes the way the bed raises and lowers hydraulically. “It lowers right down to the ground, which makes loading equipment such as scissor lifts, mini-excavators very easy. The customers think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.”
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Open utility trailers from Croft Trailer Supply are designed specifically for rental use, with 32-inch steel side and front panel, 1/8-inch tread plate flooring and heavy-duty expanded metal ramp gate. They are available in several sizes and are great for moving materials such as mulch, gravel, topsoil and brush as well as equipment or furniture. Other standard features include exterior tie downs, side steps in front and behind the fenders, 3,500-pound drop axles, 15-inch white spoke wheels with Goodyear radial tires, Croft coupler and a full powder coat finish. Optional features include electric or hydraulic braking systems, torflex axles and sealed lighting.
Jack Conner, president of Allright Rental, Raytown, Mo., has Croft open utility trailers in his inventory because they are durable and can take the beating that they get with rental applications. Conner also commented on another feature he likes, “The couplers on their small trailers will work on either an inch and 7/8 or 2-inch ball.”
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The Light Weight End Dump Trailer from Dragon Products features an abrasion-resistant floor and crimped walls for increased strength. It also has a round bottom floor with interior baffle plates, top rail boards, steel plate tailgate hinges, a structural steel tubing top and rail and floor supports. It has a 26 cubic yard capacity and a 46-degree dump angle. The dump gate is reinforced steel with forward slant for positive close. The bed features abrasion-resistant steel floor and inner sidewalls.
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Rogers Brothers Corp.
Rogers Ultima and TAG Series trailers are available to the rental industry. Standard models are available in capacities from 20 to 60 tons to handle a variety of construction equipment. The Ultima Series, available in 25-, 50-, 55- and 60-ton capacities, allows contractors to haul longer, wider and heavier loads while maintaining compliance with restrictive GVWR regulations. Croucher body styling enables the trailer to run low to the ground for maximum overhead clearance. The No Foot, non-ground engaging gooseneck uses low hydraulic pressure for deck height adjustments to negotiate such obstructions as railroad tracks and low bridges.
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Bri-Mar's HT Series is available in 16-foot and 18-foot lengths and offers 10,000 and 12,000 GVWR. Standard equipment includes an inside deck width of 82 inches between the fenders, adjustable coupler, drop leg jack, rubber lights and 6 D-rings. Its 14-degree load angle simplifies loading of equipment.
Arthur Sickel, owner of Westville Grand Rental Station, Plaistow, N.H., appreciates the quality construction and price of Bri-Mar trailers. “There is little to no downtime with these trailers due to the excellent construction,” Sickel says. “Any service work is easily and quickly done. Bri-Mar trailers rent so well, we supply trailers to other rental houses to move their large equipment.”
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New and improved for 2003, Towmaster re-introduces the “Paver Roller Special.” The T-16PRS and T-18PRS models work well for small, self-propelled pavers over the side and rollers on the rear. Full 8-foot, 6-inch width in the front section of the deck and an 80-inch deck width on rear between the fenders. Four 12,000-pound stabilizer jacks come standard. E-Z lube hubs, sealed beam lighting and sealed modular wiring harness with circuit breakers are all standard features. This trailer is available in 16,000-pound capacity or 18,000-pound capacity. Standard features include electric brakes with battery and breakaway switch, a pintle hitch, toolbox and registration holder.
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The Advantage Series Hydraulic Tail trailer is available in 35-ton capacity and can be loaded/unloaded from ground level or docks up to 58 inches high. Upper deck ramps make it possible to load every available inch of deck space with equipment, including the upper deck. Other standard features include I-beams that are constructed of one-piece web and flange material, an eight-beam approach plate design, steel hydraulic lines, and a 12,000-pound winch. The patented detachable gooseneck system, with self-lifting hydraulic cylinders, non-ground bearing design and V-shaped alignment guide make detach, loading/unloading and hook-up an easy, one-man operation. Loading ramps are double-hinged and reinforced with a support ledge.
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The DT6000 aluminum tilt-bed trailer from Dethmers Manufacturing Co. features a G.V.W.R. of 5,980 pounds. The overall trailer length is 20 feet with a bed length of 14 feet. The overall width is 8.5 feet with a bed width of 82 inches. Other features include a Demco industrial duty surge brake actuator, surge brakes on all four wheels with self-adjusting uni-servo brake clusters, a 2-inch coupler and 14-inch radial tires. Aluminum extruded floor panels with raised ridges for no-skid loading are also standard.
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