XL Specialized Trailers has introduced new options for the XL Guardian 110 Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer, a standardized construction trailer.
Available this summer, the new line of options includes an 18-inch loaded deck height version and 60-inch axle spacing option.
In addition to the 22-inch loaded deck height option for the main bed, XL now offers an 18-inch 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,” said Tom Hiatt, director of sales at XL. “Our customers have a need for it, and we are happy to deliver it.”
The new 60-inch axle spacing option will be available on both the 18- and 22-inch deck heights. When this option is selected, the main deck will shift to 25 feet to keep the 53-foot overall length. This 60-inch option also meets various customer demands and is expected to be popular in the western U.S. and Canada to accommodate axle laws in those areas.
In addition to the new options for the XL Guardian trailer, each aspect of this low-profile HDG lowboy was designed with the user in mind, Hiatt added, and it’s made to simplify the process of hauling construction equipment.
Flexibility for Different Machine Types
The Guardian trailer is 53 feet long and has a capacity rating of 110,000 pounds in 12 feet concentrated. The low-profile gooseneck design provides weight savings and versatility, allowing scrapers to load over the top. It features a relief cutout, giving truck fenders plenty of clearance, and two removable kingpin settings, which add flexibility across various truck setups.
The gooseneck uses hydraulics to detach for loading and unloading efficiently — and easily 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 crossmembers make a bucket well. Combined with the open boom trough design in the wheel area, this design provides a solution for transporting excavators low and safe. With D-rings placed throughout the rear of the deck, securement is easier and more efficient than ever, according to the company.
The Guardian trailer is backed with XL’s full 5-year structural, 3-year paint and 1-year parts warranties.