XL Specialized Trailers Introduces XL 120 Low-Profile HDG Construction Trailer

The newly designed trailer features a low-profile neck construction that contractors need to load their equipment over the neck.

Mon May 18, 2015 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


The XL 120 Low-Profile HDG comes in the standard 53 ft. (16 m) overall length, or a 55 ft. (16.7 m) version for even longer loads.
The XL 120 Low-Profile HDG comes in the standard 53 ft. (16 m) overall length, or a 55 ft. (16.7 m) version for even longer loads.

This spring, XL Specialized Trailers introduced the XL 120 low-profile hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG), the newest addition to its construction equipment hauling line. This model is rated at 110,000 lbs. in 10 ft. (49,895 kg in 3 m) and 120,000 lbs. in 16 ft. (54,431 kg in 4.8 m) in the center of the deck. Engineered for heavier construction equipment, this model is designed with user-friendly features and the superior reliability that XL Specialized Trailers are known for.

The newly designed trailer features a low-profile neck construction that contractors need to load their equipment over the neck. The 13-ft. (4 m) long gooseneck has a 36-in. (91 cm) long flip neck attachment for use with a four-axle truck. This set-up offers a 146-in. (371 cm) swing clearance, allowing weight to be distributed to the steer axle of the truck. The five-position variable ride height allows users to adjust the neck height to fit their various loads.

The XL 120 Low-Profile HDG comes in the standard 53 ft. (16 m) overall length, or a 55 ft. (16.7 m) version for even longer loads. With 54-1/2 in. (138 cm) axle spacing, the 53-ft. long trailer has a main deck that offers a full 26 ft. (8 m) in the well and 60-in. (152 cm) axle spacing also is available.

The main deck is constructed with four 16-in. (40.6 cm) tall, fully-cambered I-beams connected with 10-in. (25.4 cm) and 4-in. (10 cm) stubbed junior I-beams on 12-in. (30.5 cm) alternating centers for maximum strength, as well as 24-in. (61 cm) loaded deck height with 8 in. (20 cm) of ground clearance. The trailer also features standard 31-in. (78 cm) front flip ramps, seven bent D-rings and 12 chain drops per side, and heavy-duty swing-out outriggers on 24-in. centers to combine for a completely equipped main deck, ready for any piece of equipment.

The last three cross members in the main deck are recessed to make a bucket well for the bucket of an excavator to sit low in without damaging the cylinder while the open boom trough in the rear bridge provides a place for the arm to ride safely. The 32 degree rear bridge transition features traction aids for loading. The rear deck is prepped for a two-axle booster, resulting in an extremely flexible trailer, allowing for more varied loads that are able to go through more areas. The three-axle trailer can be set up as a straight four-axle using a pin-on or as a 3 + 2 using a spreader bar with two axles at the end.

“This new XL 120 low-profile HDG is an important addition to our construction line-up for many reasons,” said Rodney Crim, vice president of sales at XL Specialized Trailers. “Our customers needed a model for their heavier equipment, and with ratings of 120,000 pounds in 16-feet or 110,000 pounds in 10-feet, we have achieved that; and adding many features to the standard unit makes the XL 120 HDG a very user-friendly solution in the marketplace.”

For more information, visit atxlspecializedtrailer.com.




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