XL Specialized Trailers Introduces 13-Axle Trailer

Wed November 16, 2011 - National Edition

At 57,440 lbs. (26,054 kg), the new XL MG 170 West Coast trailer hauls loads up to 170,000 lbs. (77,110 kg).
At 57,440 lbs. (26,054 kg), the new XL MG 170 West Coast trailer hauls loads up to 170,000 lbs. (77,110 kg).

XL Specialized Trailers’s 13-axle trailer boasts a light weight configuration. At 57,440 lbs. (26,054 kg), the new XL MG 170 West Coast trailer hauls loads up to 170,000 lbs. (77,110 kg) distributed, including 2.5mW wind turbines, heavy construction equipment such as large dozers, excavators and wheel loaders, as well as off-road trucks for mining applications. The new XL 170 MG also can be configured to weigh 55,000 lbs. (24,947 kg) to accommodate weight specific loads with some spec changes.

“As equipment continues to get bigger and heavier,” said Scott Wall, CEO of XL Specialized Trailers, “the cost and logistics associated with hauling these items gets more involved. Our new trailer is able to move equipment and materials on 13 axles that would take other trailers 19 axles to accomplish, completely redefining this category of trailers. Our number one priority at XL is being the most customer focused trailer manufacturer centered on developing unique solutions for each customer’s needs and we are excited about working on this unit with our customers.”

The main trailer is engineered with a 118 in. (300 cm) flip neck that extends a 14 ft. 3 in. (4.3 m) main neck. From the neck, the 30 ft. (9 m) main deck boasts a 15 ft. (4.5 m) T-deck design to accommodate wind turbine components. The T-Deck can be switched out to other available deck configurations.

The main deck has a 26 in. (66 cm) loaded deck height and a 6 in. (15 cm) ground clearance, allowing the trailer to traverse on low-maintenance surfaces to reach off-road destinations. The 21 ft. (6.4 m) rear deck has a 44 in. (118 cm) loaded deck height and is equipped with disc brakes, with spring brakes on all axles.

The main trailer has a 12V sealed grote electrical system with three LED tail-light assembly. A reinforced frame for a 3-axle booster, manual override height control, a raise/lower valve and shut offs on air bags are some of the options available for the main trailer.

The Jeep is a skelton frame with hatbox used for weight savings. This addition comes equipped with 2-speed jost landing gear and handle on road side, a 13-hp (9.7 kW) Honda unit mounted on the inside beams, the ability to raise the 5th wheel from 54 to 72 in. (137 to 183 cm), a hydraulic hat box with 18 in. (45 cm) of travel, raise/lower valve, a two tail-light assembly and disc brakes with spring brakes on each axle.

The 18 ft. 5 in. (5.6 m) booster is equipped with disc brake axles, a three tail-light assembly, a raise/lower valve, manual ride height control, as well as shut offs on each air bag.

For more information, visit www.xlspecializedtrailer.com.