Ever wondered what the best trailers are to haul heavy equipment? There are a lot of trailers on the market today and most of them have been cloned and designed to function in the same manner, but they're not all the same.
If you’re looking for a competitive edge, choosing the correct trailer for your application is very important. BST Linehaul specializes in the heavy transport sector, and we manage oversized projects throughout the Western United States. We utilize Aspen Trailers for several of their unique features. This manufacturer is among our top 2 choices for the best heavy haul trailers on the market.
Aspen Trailers are meticulously engineered and well thought out for mixed applications. They cover over-the-road (OTR), mining, oil field, on-site, and custom applications.
Another characteristic we like about this brand is that they listen to customer feedback from each industry they serve to improve product functionality and versatility.
Versatility should be the number one concern when looking for the next trailer to buy, especially with the upcoming concerns of our economy in the US. Aspen trailers are top-tier, and constructed to maximize production. Let’s take a closer look.
T1 Steel, Detachable Necks (RGN)
You’ll notice Aspen’s quality, T1 steel, detachable necks (RGN), that are hydraulic or manual, with self-loading capabilities, steerable, and pin jointed options. This configuration allows you to easily add more deck extensions, or remove the rear section of the trailer to utilize axle sections as dollies independent from the trailer.
It also helps a trucking company navigate through several applications of hauling, so they can keep the wheels turning.
Several Key Features, Custom Options
Aspen Trailers are among the lightest trailers on the market. If you’re running intrastate, and across the nation, every pound counts to navigate between the changing weight requirements of each state.
This is also important in not limiting yourself from an available backhaul. Whether you’re running a 5-6 axle combination where a flip axle is the game changer or teetering between a 9-13 axle combination to compete in the 85-ton market, Aspen is a manufacturer worth talking to. John Kinsey is one of their top salesmen and he can help you pick the correct trailer to maximize weight between your region as well as help you design a custom-built trailer for a specific application.
John typically knows where all the used hidden gems are for sale to, if buying new is not in your budget.
Lastly when considering a trailer, ask yourself if overloading is something you will do from time to time. We do a fair amount of onsite work that limits the size of equipment we can get into or around the project, and overloading is not always avoidable.
Choosing a trailer that is well manufactured and constructed with T1 steel makes a difference on whether the trailer will be usable again after that project. I can say from experience we have pushed them to the breaking point, and they hold up very well.
The design of this trailer also features…
Mechanical removable necks (RGN)
Hydraulic removable necks (RGN)
Hydraulic jeep towers
Steerable dollies with hydraulic towers
“Cali-Legal” inner frame with air/regulated air suspensions or walking beam (trunnion) suspensions and transporter equalization
Want to learn more about our heavy haul trailers? Give BST Linehaul a call and we can help you find the best match for your load.