Heavy-duty trailer manufacturer Kalyn Siebert has completely redesigned and reengineered its hydraulic removable gooseneck (HRG) trailer. The new HRG trailer will be offered in two standard models: the cost-effective commercial series and the heavy-duty extreme series.
The KSHRG-3-51T, which starts at 18,000 lbs. (8,164 kg), is available in the commercial series. The KSHRG-3-55T, which starts at 19,800 lbs. (8,981 kg), is available in the commercial and the new extreme series.
“With our new design, we are delivering a 400-pound weight savings on what was already one of the lightest trailers on the market,” said Managing Director Ryan Rockafellow. “We’ve also strengthened the neck-to-deck connection, the alignment trough and the neck shims. The result is a trailer that’s extremely stable and easy to operate.”
The new neck-to-deck connection incorporates front deck pins that are two and a half times larger and stronger than standard pins. The new pins are contoured to better match the neck paddle, causing less stress on the trailer and allowing for a safer, more positive connection.
The alignment trough also has been completely overhauled; the new design has been unitized to eliminate unnecessary welds. This has strengthened the design by 15 percent and ensures a consistent, flat surface that — along with the larger front deck pins and larger neck paddles — makes connecting and removing the gooseneck easier, according to the manufacturer.
The neck shims in the new HRG trailers also have been unitized.