Rogers Brothers Corporation recently designed a 55-ton (50 t), platform deck trailer for a Buffalo, N.Y., company to haul assorted pieces of construction equipment for its customers. The trailer features Rogers CobraNeck detachable gooseneck design, which adjusts for various ground clearance positions thus saving time that would be spent in changing ride height settings. The gooseneck is adaptable to multiple tractor fifth wheel heights.
Unlike many 55-ton capacity trailers, which require the load to be spread evenly across the full length of the deck, this trailer can handle a load concentrated in any 13 ft. (4 m) of the 25-ft. (7.6 m) long platform deck. The adjustable deck height is standard at 18 in. (46 cm) fully loaded.
A full depth “bucket pocket” at the rear center of the deck and “boom trough” in the rear frame provide additional space to couch excavator booms/buckets to minimize loaded machine height for increased overhead clearance.
Standard on all CobraNeck models is the universal neck support, a twin leg neck support jack system that is stronger and has greater reach than previous designs. It fits to all standard tractors eliminating the need for manual blocking, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, call 800/441-9880 or visit www.rogerstrailers.com.