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XL Specialized Trailers Introduces New Hydraulic, Mechanical Extendable Trailers

The newly redesigned trailers boast a variety of new features.

Fri October 25, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The new XL hydraulic and mechanical extendable trailers feature a new main deck design, extend-a-trac technology, and proven durability. The XL HDE is available in a 40-ton (36 t) (80,000 lb. [36,287 kg] overall and 60,000 lb. [27,215 kg] in 10 ft. [3 m] concentrated capacity) and a 45-ton (41 t) (90,000 lb. [40,823 kg] overall and 70,000 lb. [31,751 kg] in 10 ft. concentrated capacity). The XL MDE is available in a 35-ton (32 t) (70,000 lb. overall and 50,000 lb. [22,679 kg] in 10 ft. concentrated capacity) as well as 40-ton, and 45-ton.

Both hydraulic and mechanical models feature a new one-piece track pan design — adding stability in the extend-a-trac. The extend-a-trac technology allows users to extend and retract the trailer without hooking and unhooking air and electric lines. Greasable rollers incorporate an oil impregnated bronze. The main deck comes standard with 14 chain drops, eight bent D-rings per side, and removable swingout outrigger brackets on 24 in. (61 cm) centers (for use with swingout outriggers).

Traction aids on the rear bridge transition assist when loading onto the rear bridge, while four pan style D-rings on the rear deck and gooseneck add tie-down versatility. The trailer comes prepped for a flip axle and 36 in. (91 cm) long flip neck. Rugged Apitong decking covers the main deck and rear bridge. Choose from 54 or 60 in. (137 or 152 cm) axle spacing based on your needs. An angled control panel eases access to the air, electric and raise/lower valves.

The HDE two axle, 48 ft. (14.6 m) long trailer has a 28 ft. 7 in. (8.7 m) main closed deck that extends up to 49 ft. 11 in. (15 m) with extension stops every 24 in.. The 10 ft. 5 in. (3.2 m) long hydraulic neck offers variable ride height with seven positions, 49 in. (124 cm) fifth wheel height, and 84 in. (213 cm) swing clearance, air operated lock with safety latch, as well as brackets for a 36 in. (91 cm) flip neck. Choose to run off of a wet kit or add a 13 hp Honda hydraulic unit.

The MDE two axle, 48 ft. long trailer has a 29 ft. (8.8 m) main closed deck that extends up to 50 ft. 4 in. (15.3 m) with extension stops every 24 in. The 10 ft. long full-width gooseneck with 49 in. fifth wheel height and 84 in. swing clearance has a lockable toolbox with aluminum cover, chain rack, and a light for finding items at night with ease. Manual ride height and double donuts allow users to vary deck height.

Extendable trailers are popular for the commercial market due to the load versatility possibilities. Extendables also are becoming a popular solution for construction equipment as it gets longer and heavier, according to the manufacturer. All XL trailers use T-1 flange and 80K web for strength.

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