XL Specialized Trailers intros new galvanized trailers

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Updated Mar 24, 2017

XL Specialized Trailers galvanized trailersThursday at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, XL Specialized Trailers debuted two galvanized trailers designed to withstand harsh winter road conditions.

XL builds its galvanized units with the same T-1 flange, 80K web as its other lowboy trailers but adds a hot-dip galvanizing process that creates a barrier between the elements and the steel.

For durability on the loading area, the Mechanical Detachable Extendable (MDE) model features Apitong decking on the front, main and rear deck. In addition to the MDE trailer.

The new trailers are available in capacities from 60,000 to 80,000 pounds with lengths of 48 and 53 feet, as well as 29 or 34 feet in the well.

A galvanized MFG Mini-Deck model features a 12-inch loaded deck height with four inches of ground clearance.

A five-year structural warranty comes standard on all XL lowboys, including the galvanized models.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected].