New XL 80 Mini-Deck trailer comes with hydraulic, detachable gooseneck

2016 XL 80 Mini-Deck trailer

XL Specialized Trailers has launched the new XL 80 Mini-Deck trailer with a hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG).

The lowboy trailer, which uses a 3-beam design for increased versatility, features a loaded deck height of 12 inches with 4 inches of ground clearance and an empty weight that easily allows scaling to maximum payload.

“The 60 Mini-Decks, which we launched last year, have been very popular,” said Rodney Crim, vice president of sales at XL Specialized Trailers. “So we know building more Mini-Deck solutions would also be useful for our customers. The versatility our Mini-Decks offer really allows them to do a lot with one trailer.”

The XL Mini-Deck HDG is now available with a capacity rating of 80,000 pounds overall and 80,000 pounds in 16 feet concentrated.

The trailer, which is comprised of T-1 flange and 80K web, features an 11-foot long full-width platform with a low-profile hydraulic neck. This platform provides additional loading or storage space.

Equipped with a Honda Power 13-hp engine, it allows the user to raise and lower the neck into one of the five ride height positions with ease. A 36-inch flip neck extension is for using a four-axle truck.

The Mini-Deck meets bridge clearance laws without sacrificing strength. XL’s 3-beam design uses an 8-inch high center box beam, which XL reports is a “lighter yet exceptionally strong main deck.”

Four-inch junior I-beams on 18-inch centers join the box beam and the side rails. The design has steel over the center deck and apitong decking in the outer bays that is designed to provide added traction when loading.

The 48-foot long trailer offers 28 feet in the well for maximum loading area. Other features include: 10 bent D-rings per side on the main deck plus two per side on both the upper and rear deck and two in the tail channel; 4-inch tapered front ramps; manual ride height control; LED lighting with an amber strobe; a liquid-filled air gauge; and an Air-Weigh digital scale. The XL Mini-deck is prepped for a Flip Axle, to add additional axles when needed to meet various regulations.