XL Specialized Trailers announces new Guardian Trailer options

July 20, 2023

XL Specialized Trailers has introduced new options for the XL Guardian 110 Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer, a standardized construction trailer. The new line of options includes an 18-inch loaded deck height version and 60-inch axle spacing option. 

These new options are engineered with the same level of innovation and industry-leading performance as our highly popular and reliable Guardian trailer,” says Tom Hiatt, Director of Sales at XL. “Our team is excited to release these new options that are on track to meet our growing customer needs. 

In addition to the 22 in loaded deck height option for the main bed, XL now offers an 18 in loaded deck height option. Operators can adjust the height of the deck for diverse loads with a 5-position variable ride height in the neck and manual ride height in the rear.  

“We set out to create an option focused on lower deck heights, which are essential especially in the northeastern U.S. where bridges tend to be lower,” continues Hiatt. “Our customers have a need for it, and we are happy to deliver it.” 

The new 60 in axle spacing option will be available on both the 18-22 in deck heights. When this option is selected, the main deck will shift to 25 ft to keep the 53 ft overall length.

The Guardian trailer is 53 ftlong and has a capacity rating of 110,000 pounds in 12 feet concentrated. 

The low-profile gooseneck design provides weight savings, allowing scrapers to load over the top. It features a relief cutout and two removable kingpin settings. The gooseneck uses hydraulics to detach for loading and unloading and reconnects after. On the neck, a rotating work light illuminates the area for added safety and visibility when loading. 

In the rear of the main deck, the recessed cross-members make a bucket well. Combined with the open boom trough design in the wheel area, this design provides a solution for transporting excavators low. 

Source: XL Specialized Trailers

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