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A Heavy-duty Solution to Trailer Downtime

Rueben Schwartz, president of Schwartz Construction Ltd., a construction and excavating contractor located in Conneaut, OH, considers his large fleet of construction vehicles the key to providing his clients with reduced costs, faster response to the jobsite and higher operator experience over companies who depend on rental equipment. But after the second breakdown of his new lowboy trailer, he discovered that his fast response time was only as good as the trailer that hauled his equipment.

Although Schwartz had been conscientious about loading the trailer safely and within the weight limits, the trailer deck’s mainbeams did not hold up when driven over rugged off-road conditions.

“It was at this point that I began to look for a stronger, better-built trailer,” he says. “My search led me to Rogers Brothers Corp., a nearby manufacturer of lowboy trailers. Their trailers’ reputation for durability was just what I was looking for.”

Schwartz chose a 25-ton-capacity Rogers Tag-Along 25XXL triple axle trailer featuring a 22-ft.  deck with a 6-ft. beavertail and an 8° angle for safe, easy loading of a wide variety of equipment. Standard features include a two-speed landing gear, adjustable pintle eye, ABS and spring brakes on all axles, larger tires for increased GAWR, rubber-mounted sealed beam lights with modular wiring harness and an extra-long drawbar for improved axle load distribution. All Tag-Along Series models are designed with tough unitized frames and heavy-duty spring suspension.

“This trailer has exceeded my expectations and is saving money through reduced maintenance, no downtime due to breakdowns and the expectation of longer service life,” Schwartz reports.