XL Specialized Trailers has introduced new options for the XL Guardian 110 Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer, a standardized construction trailer. The new line of options includes an 18-in. loaded deck height version and 60-in. axle spacing option.
“These new options are engineered with the same level of innovation and industry-leading performance as our highly popular and reliable Guardian trailer,” said Tom Hiatt, director of sales at XL. “Our team is excited to release these new options that are on track to meet our growing customer needs.”
In addition to the 22-in. loaded deck height option for the main bed, XL now offers an 18-in. loaded deck height option. Operators can adjust the height of the deck for diverse loads with a five-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,” continues Hiatt. “Our customers have a need for it, and we are happy to deliver it.”
The new 60-in. axle spacing option will be available on both the 18- and 22-in. deck heights. When this option is selected, the main deck will shift to 25 ft. to keep the 53-ft. overall length. This 60-in. option also meets various customer demands and can accommodate axle laws in the western U.S. and Canada.
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. It’s made to simplify the process of hauling construction equipment.
The Guardian trailer is 53 ft. long and has a capacity rating of 110,000 lbs. in 12-ft. concentrated.
The low-profile gooseneck design is versatile, allowing scrapers to load over the top. It features a relief cutout, giving truck fenders clearance, and two removable kingpin settings, which promotes flexibility across various truck setups. The gooseneck uses hydraulics to detach for loading and unloading and reconnects after. On the neck, a rotating work light illuminates the area for safety and visibility when loading.
In the rear of the main deck, the recessed cross-members make a bucket well. Combined with the open boom trough design in the wheel area, the design provides a solution for transporting excavators. D-rings placed throughout the rear of the deck are available for securement.