Product Spotlight: Trailer series makes it easier to transport tracked equipment

Product Spotlight: Trailer series makes it easier to transport tracked equipment

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Felling Trailers redesigned its Air Tilt trailer series to improve ease of use and provide septic service providers a more versatile solution to moving heavy equipment. 

“One of the main reasons for the update is we were approached by a few users of the standard model with the fixed approach that had been experiencing issues loading compact tracked equipment because the approach was too steep,” says Nathan Uphus, sales manager for Felling. “We lengthened the fixed approach, making it substantially shallower to allow compact tracked equipment to climb it with ease.”

The Air Tilt trailer utilizes air power from tow vehicles to fill airbags located at the front end of the trailer, raising it to tilt. The airbags hold the trailer in the tilted position, allowing for the unloading and loading of equipment. Once equipment is in place, the airbags are slowly relieved, lowering the deck so it floats smoothly in the transport position. 

Felling Trailers also customizes the Air Tilt series. Optional 8-foot wood inlaid beavertail and 6-foot inlaid air-operated ramps offer a 7-degree loading angle. When equipped, users only need to flip a switch to raise and lower. 

“When an air tilt is optioned with air-powered ramps, a wide variety of equipment can be loaded, from paving to construction and excavating equipment,” Uphus says. Axles on Air Tilt models are placed further back to achieve proper balance and towing capacity. These trailers can also be used for equipment with low clearance, such as forklifts. 

Operators can choose from six models ranging from a 19,700- to 50,000-pound max weight capacity. Air Tilt models FT-20, FT-24, FT-30, FT-40 and FT-45 come standard with a tandem axle arrangement, while the FT-50 utilizes three axles. Each model number represents the trailer’s approximate gross axle weight rating. The various models feature 7- to 8-inch channel side rails and tread plate wheel covers. 

“Being able to utilize the truck’s supplied air eliminates the need for either truck-powered hydraulics or an onboard electric/hydraulic pump,” Uphus says. “There is no battery to maintain or potential hydraulic fluid leaks.  Air power is reliable and safe for the environment.” 888-335-5464;


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