XL Introduces 90 Hydraulic Detachable Extendable: Low Deck Height Offers Major Benefits

The XL 90 HDE is a unique lowboy, using XL’s trusted extendable technology to extend the main deck from 28 feet 4 inches to 50 feet 3 inches with extension stops every 24 inches.

📅   Thu April 28, 2016 - National Edition


The XL 90 HDE is a unique lowboy, using XL’s trusted extendable technology to extend the main deck from 28 feet 4 inches to 50 feet 3 inches with extension stops every 24 inches.
The XL 90 HDE is a unique lowboy, using XL’s trusted extendable technology to extend the main deck from 28 feet 4 inches to 50 feet 3 inches with extension stops every 24 inches.

XL Specialized Trailers has launched their new XL 90 Hydraulic Detachable Extendable (HDE) to the market. The XL 90 HDE is a unique lowboy, using XL's trusted extendable technology to extend the main deck from 28 feet 4 inches to 50 feet 3 inches with extension stops every 24 inches.

The patented Extend-A-Trac uses 6-inch greasable rollers with oil-impregnated bronze bushings for smoother extension and retraction. The 53-foot 5-inch long trailer has a flip axle to help scale large loads and a 44-inch flip neck with kingpin settings at 16 inches and 24 inches, which together make the unit 84 feet long when extended. A detachable wheel area allows drivers to insert more decking.

The XL 90 HDE features an 18-inch loaded deck height on the main deck, while the rear deck transitions to just a 24-inch height, making the unit ideal for tall loads. This extremely low rear deck height is achieved by cutting the axles through the web of the trailer.

Operators will appreciate the extra versatility of the XL 90 HDE. The unit comes with a pin-on axle, yet is prepped for a single-axle power booster as well. The gooseneck features variable ride with five ride height positions, a 13-horsepower unit with cover, and 74-inch swing clearance. Other unique features include a PSI system, a 20,000-pound brake rating, a second leveling valve and a shut-off valve on all axles. A 4-way plug runs the electrical dump valve and also dumps the air from the flip axle. A 4+3+4 taillight system plus four clearance lights per side and mid-turn lights make the HDE highly visible.

“The XL 90 HDE is one of those unique products that has a versatile spec and lots of desired options,” says Rodney Crim, vice president of sales at XL. “We believe this trailer will benefit many drivers out there and we had a lot of interest from customers when we introduced it at the Mid-America Trucking Show recently.”