The XL Low-Profile HDG has tapered front beams and 42-inch flip ramps provide extra loading assistance, making it an ideal solution for the paving industry. - Photo: XL Specialized Trailers

The XL Low-Profile HDG has tapered front beams and 42-inch flip ramps provide extra loading assistance, making it an ideal solution for the paving industry.

Photo: XL Specialized Trailers

XL Specialized Trailers features the Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer in its lineup. While this trailer can transport a multitude of machines, it is specifically designed to haul paving equipment.

The XL Low-Profile HDG has tapered front beams, offering an extremely low load angle of only four degrees. Additionally, 42-inch flip ramps provide extra loading assistance, making it an ideal solution for the paving industry.

“Operators will be able to load paving machines, rollers, and much more with ease,” said Tom Hiatt, director of sales at XL Specialized Trailers. “At XL, we pride ourselves on coming up with solutions for customers to help simplify the transportation process, and this is certainly a solution for anyone working with paving equipment, which can be challenging to load onto a trailer.”  

The 13-foot gooseneck has a swing clearance of 110 inches, and the relief cut out in the gooseneck provides additional space between the truck and trailer. The sloped nose of the gooseneck protects the air and electric connections from damage.

The neck also offers a five-position ride height. Based on neck position and load, the deck can be leveled as needed with the adjustable wheel area ride height.

With a capacity of 110,000 pounds in 12 feet, the trailer has an overall length of 53 feet and overall width of 8.5 feet.

With Apitong decking for increased durability, the 26-foot-long main deck features a loaded deck height of 24 inches and an 8-inch ground clearance. The trailer also offers a 14-foot-long rear deck that has a 40-inch loaded deck height. 

The Low-Profile HDG offers many features from tie-down points to lighting. The main deck offers seven pairs of bent d-rings along the outer beams, 13 chain drops per side on the outer rails, four chain drops around the toolbox, and swing out outriggers on 24-inch centers.

The toolbox, located at the front of the main deck, provides a storage area for chains and other items, while the deep bucket well in the rear provides an area for an excavator bucket to ride safely without detaching the lower boom section.

The standard lighting kit includes a work light in the upper deck to increase visibility when monitoring the load at night.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online