Talbert Manufacturing has introduced a 50-ton traveling axle trailer for users that must comply with 43-ft. kingpin laws. The 5051 traveling axle trailer has a 6 deg. load angle and is ideal for towing and recovery, rental equipment and small to midsized construction equipment.

According to Talbert, kingpin laws vary by state but generally apply to any trailer longer than 48 ft. and less than 53 ft. These regulations typically dictate the maximum distance from the kingpin to the last axle must measure 43 ft. or less.

The 5051 has an overall length of 51 ft. It has a 15,000-lb. planetary winch, which offers up to twice the loading speed of a worm gear winch found on some competitive models, Talbert said. Operators can run the planetary winch through a multi-function wireless remote, which allows one person to load a piece of equipment without leaving the trailer.

The trailer is made of a T-1 & 80K steel beam constructed framework and 4-in. I-beam crossmembers on 9-in. centers to accommodate more concentrated loads. Other standard features include 11/2-in. apitong flooring as well as side and center tie-downs. Apitong is a tightly woven, highly dense wood that provides a longer wear life because it is less susceptible to chipping or cracking than other deck materials, Talbert pointed out. Side and center tie-down slots are installed for greater loading ease and application flexibility.