The Self Loading Turret Reel trailer features a 360-degree hydraulically operated rotating turret assembly, and the FT-14-2 R Turret can lock into any position when the directional control valve is released.
The turret’s self-loading feature eliminates the need to have extra equipment and operators on site to lift and load the reel as on a fixed reel trailer, the company says. The hydraulic payout/take-up assembly is a sealed, gear-driven unit; there are no chains or sprockets to break or wear out.
The drive unit easily engages, and disengages, from the reel bar. Not only does it payout and retrieve, but it also has optional hydraulic braking capabilities. Hydraulic brake tensioning eliminates the heat generated by traditional caliper and rotor, Felling says. This reduces line gallop and allows for a longer tensioning duration. The generated heat is absorbed in the hydraulic oil and dissipated by the oil cooler.