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XL Specialized Trailers Introduces 80 Slide Axle

The Slider is named for its sliding axle assembly, which allows the unit to tilt for the loading and unloading of heavy and inoperable equipment.

Wed October 14, 2015 - National Edition
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XL Specialized Trailers offers the new XL 80 Slider (slide axle). This two-axle trailer is rated at 80,000 lbs. (36,287 kg) overall and 50,000 lbs. (22,679 kg) in 10-ft. (3 m) concentrated. The Slider is named for its sliding axle assembly, which allows the unit to tilt for the loading and unloading of heavy and inoperable equipment. New GAR-MAX filament wound composite rollers slide smoothly without the need for grease. With optimal standard features and an array of options, the XL Slider is customizable for specific hauling needs.

Paving equipment creates unique challenges with its large rollers and heavy weight that requires a full width ramp and low angle for loading. The XL Slide Axles are ideal for this equipment with an extremely low load angle of 6.5 degrees that assists with loading such equipment.

The XL Slider is set-up for hauling inoperable equipment, which requires winches and rollers for loading. It also offers a heavy-duty 20,000-lb. (9,072 kg) hydraulic winch with manual kick out and 100 ft. (30.5 m) of 9/16-in. (1.4 cm) cable. A two-function wireless remote accompanies the winch for ease of use and a recessed roller at the top of the gooseneck rolls in conjunction with the winch to pull the cable. While the trailer is great for paving equipment, close cross member spacing enables drivers also to transport forklifts.

The new XL 80 Slider is a four-beam trailer comprised of 4-in. (10 cm) junior I-beams and 3-in. (7.6 cm) I-beams on 8-in. (20 cm) centers for durability. The trailer includes many standard features for easier operation. Chain drops down the center deck and the side beams provide extra tie-down areas. The energy chain protects air and electrical lines from damage, while two toolboxes in the upper deck provide storage space.

The Slider comes with mid-turn lights, clearance lights and two taillights; all rubber mounted with “plug-and-play” capability for easy changing out.

Additional options provide customization. Dock levelers, a 28 hp Honda self-contained power unit, hydraulic park stands, a wired remote for backup or an upgraded six, seven or 10-function wireless remote and aluminum wheels can all be added to any XL slide axle. Operators choose from a 48-ft. (14.6 m) long trailer with a 17-degree dump angle, a 51-ft. (15.5 m) long trailer with a 16-degree dump angle or a 53-ft. (16 m) long version with a 15-degree dump angle. The XL Slider offers two axle spacing options: 50 and 60 in. (127 and 152 cm).

“The XL 80 Slider will be a great trailer for the towing and rental markets with its customized solutions,” said Rodney Crim, vice president of sales at XL Specialized Trailers. “Machines like paving equipment can be a headache to load, but the sliding and tilt mechanisms will really simplify loading for the operator and make it a much quicker operation.”

XL Specialized Trailers is committed to custom-engineering trailers that work across North America. With all the size options available, customers are sure to find the spec that works in their area; in the West, XL manufactures a California legal trailer (51-ft. long) and Canadian customers can choose the R-tac legal trailer (51-ft. long with a 9-ft. wide deck).

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