MANCHESTER, Iowa (March 10, 2020) – XL Specialized Trailers is launching the XL 150 hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG) 2+3+2 trailer at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 10-14, in Las Vegas. This unit hauls extra-large construction equipment as well as a variety of crane-loaded freight.
The new 2+3+2 west coast multi-axle is designed for achieving maximum payload, with the ability to scale 140,000 to 150,000 pounds in the western U.S. To achieve this, XL included strategic axle spacing, spreads and widths.
The XL 150 HDG offers a heavy-duty capacity of 150,000 pounds in 16 feet concentrated or 140,000 pounds in 10 feet concentrated. The overall length of the jeep, trailer, booster plus a truck with a 300-inch wheelbase comes in under 120 feet. The trailer is 9 feet wide.
“This trailer showcases our ability to customize trailer specs to meet our customers’ needs,” said Tom Hiatt, director of sales at XL Specialized Trailers. “At XL, we are constantly innovating and listening to the voice of the customer to come up with unique solutions for the marketplace.”
Jeep and Gooseneck:
A 13-foot hydraulic gooseneck has two swing clearance settings: 105 inches and 97 inches. The 100-inch hydraulic flip neck extension adds two more swing clearance settings for added versatility: 205 inches and 199 inches. The flip neck also adjusts the fifth wheel height to 64 inches.
The ramp-style jeep easily moves the fifth wheel up over the frame of the truck. A higher fifth wheel enables drivers to distribute weight to the fourth axle of their truck.
The XL 150’s gooseneck features self-erecting legs, allowing the gooseneck to stand on its own when detached. This is accomplished with legs that flip down from the side of the neck when needed.
The main deck is 30 feet long with a loaded deck height of 24 inches and ground clearance of six inches. It is equipped with 10 bent d-rings per side and eight flat d-rings inside of each main beam to ensure ample tie-down options. The main deck also features a bucket well at the rear, including a plate on the bottom, in addition to a detachable wheel area, allowing users to shim as needed to accommodate various loads.
West Coast Wheel Area and Booster
The west coast subframe evenly distributes the weight on each of the trailers and booster axles. The sliding booster design allows for the varying spread between the trailer and booster axles, to accommodate a range of loads. The spread can go from 13 feet 10 inches to 15 feet 11 inches, with many stops in between.
XL Specialized Trailers will feature the XL 150 HDG trailer along with three other new trailers at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
For more information on the XL HDG trailer and other units in its fleet, visit www.xlspecializedtrailer.com.