Saturday, April 2, 2016

Draggin' Your Wagon

Whether you're hauling sailboat fuel or widgets, over-dimensional top secret mysteries in large secured crates or construction materials, oil field machinery or fruits and vegetables, ink or detergent, safes or windows, artwork or automobiles, your trailer is a critical component of your success story.

If you load by hand or by forklift or get loaded by a crane - having the right equipment to do the job can make the difference between success and excellence.

A visit with Rick Farris, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Trail King introduced their new grain hopper trailer with removable conveyor and auger systems; the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) installed and warrantied system; which can be used to seed, fertilize and harvest, all in one unit.

Trail King recently acquired Dakota Trailers and the combination complimented their existing line of agricultural industry trailers. With facilities in Yankton, S.D., and Fargo, N.D., they've added the opportunity for additional expansion as needed.

Another new addition to their product line includes the new EFX or blade trailer - with up to five extension sections to carry up to a 70 meter blade for the rapidly growing wind farm industry.

Kinedyne introduced its new Kin-Sider and Kin-Slider systems. While the Kin-Sider employs familiar fasteners at the bottom of the curtain side, the Kin-Slider features a revolutionary latching approach that enables the curtain to be effortlessly opened and closed within seconds.

“Everything from our moisture seals to our closure mechanisms to our curtain roller design and graphic integrity protection system has been carefully designed for optimal performance and longevity,” Paul Wolford, vice president of sales and marketing for Kinedyne LLC, said. “And when it comes to sheer efficiency of operation, the speed of the Kin-Slider is a game-changing technology that is going to impress management and drivers alike.”

XL Specialized Trailers also debuted some enhancements to their trailer line. They included the XL 80 Slider (Slide Axle). This two-axle trailer is rated at 80,000 pounds overall and 50,000 pounds in 10 feet 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.

In addition, the new XL 80 Mini-Deck Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) lowboy has been added to their lineup, which uses a versatile and innovative three-beam design.

And Talbert Manufacturing featured their 65 ton spread-axle trailer outfitted with the E2Nitro nitrogen-assisted equalizing system which provides haulers the versatility they need to switch axle configurations and comply with individual state road regulation.

These specialized trailers are really all about helping owners and drivers maximize their ability to meet the needs of their niche and keep making money.