Trail King Mechanical Detachable Gooseneck
March 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
introduced its new Mechanical Detachable Gooseneck trailer.
The new MG trailer is 750-1,000 pounds lighter than previous models.
The upper deck and the wheel area of the new MG feature aluminum cross members and outer rails as standard equipment, for corrosion resistance and significant weight savings. The new MG is 750 to 1,000 pounds lighter than previous models.
The standard cross members in the main deck are 8-inch I-beams alternating with 4-inch I-beams for 12-inch spacing in the outer bays, although aluminum cross members are available as an option, as are aluminum box beam cross members to accommodate optional aluminum pullouts.
The MG still features four steel main I-beams constructed of one-piece web and flange material that is welded on all four sides to seal and protect the seams from rust and corrosion. Then all steel is primed and painted with two-component urethane primer and two-component polyurethane paint before decking or any air, hydraulic, or electrical lines are installed. This includes the new wheel area, where the deck and the wheel area are both primed and painted separately before being huck bolted together. The result is corrosion resistance, even in places you can't see.
The wheel area on the new MG is also designed with a longer and deeper mini-boom trough to better accommodate the hitches on agriculture equipment, as well as many kinds of construction equipment.
Other standard equipment on the new MG includes:
- Gooseneck reinforced for flip
- Removable gooseneck rollers
- Air-activated, positive self-locking pin for the gooseneck
- Bent-style D-rings and outrigger brackets
- Adjustable ride height control
- Wide Load sign, flag, and strobe light brackets
The Mechanical Detachable Gooseneck trailer is available in 60,000- 75,000-, and 90,000-pound capacities.