XL Specialized adding new lightweight lowboy trailer XL 80 lowboy

XL Specialized adding new lightweight lowboy trailer

XL Specialized Trailers has announced a new lowboy trailer for lighter-duty equipment moved by contractors.

The XL 80 low-profile hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG) is rated at 80,000 lbs. overall and 80,000 lbs. in 10 feet concentrated. It features an 11-ft. long hydraulic gooseneck with XL’s low-profile design, which is popular for its front-loading advantage, the company said.

A five-position ratchet-style variable ride height allows users to adjust the neck height to fit various loads. The trailer includes two-axle construction and is available in three options: a 44 ft., 6-in. overall length with 24 ft. in the well; a 46-ft., 6-in. overall length with 26 ft. in the well; and a 48-ft. overall length with 27 ft, 6 in. in the well.

The main deck is constructed with four 14-in.-tall, fully-cambered I-beams as well as 8-in. and 4-in. stubbed junior I-beams on 12-in. alternating centers. The robust main deck features a 22-in. loaded deck height with eight inches of ground clearance. Standard features include 31-in. front flip ramps, 6 bent D-rings per side, chain drops, 12-in. swing-out outriggers on 24-in. centers and raised apitong decking.

The bucket well at the rear of the main deck is made from the recessed last three cross members of the deck and includes a plate on the bottom. The boom trough in the rear bridge also comes with a plate on the bottom and provides a place for the arm to ride safely.

The rear bridge transition of 32 deg. features traction aids for loading, while the 9-ft., 6-in. long rear deck has a 40-in. loaded deck height and is prepped for a flip axle. Optional bolt-on wheel covers are available as load bearing – for parking on – or semi-load bearing – for driving on – and can be removed when not in use for weight reduction.

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