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New trailer from XL Specialized Trailers utilizes improved mechanical gooseneck design

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An XL Knight 80 MFG from XL Specialized Trailers. XL Specialized Trailers

XL Specialized Trailers has launched a new trailer model, the XL Knight 80 MFG. The XL Knight 80 MFG has an updated and improved mechanical, full-width gooseneck trailer design.

The 48-foot-long detachable gooseneck lowboy has an overall capacity of 80,000 pounds and a concentrated capacity of 70,000 pounds in 16 feet. The trailer offers 29 feet of main deck loading space and a loaded deck height of 18 inches.

The Knight is XL's next product in a series of stock-style trailers, allowing XL to ramp up its production of popular models. The XL Guardian 110 HDG was the first product in this program, released early in 2023. XL's users benefit from the stock-style programs from an availability standpoint. Knight and Guardian trailers are both now available on XL dealer's lots.

The mechanical, full-width gooseneck – also known as the double drop – is a version of a staple product in the lowboy industry. The Knight is an ideal model for versatile hauling across the U.S. and Canada, encompassing what XL Specialized Trailers says are the most popular specs and options possible into a competitive offering. 

The XL Knight 80 MFG offers many new standard features. The detachable gooseneck features front connection plates with three height settings for added adaptability over various terrains. The front of the main deck can go up or down one and a half inches, for a total of a three-inch variance. The raise and lower valve in the rear allows for an adjustment of one and a half inches. The Colas-plus raise and lower valve is especially user-friendly with its large and durable handle.

The Knight trailer has an aluminum logo decal at the front and MicroNova clearance lights. A battery backup with a four-way plug enables the lights to stay on even when the trailer is disconnected from the truck.

The new trailer also features a front storage area to stow chains or other materials. Swingout outriggers can be added to the main deck for hauling over-width loads. A two-foot by two-foot cutout in the rear transition provides additional space for equipment such as drawbars on tractors. The two-axle wheel area is prepped to accommodate a third axle if needed.

Company info

1086 South 3rd Street
Manchester, IA
US, 52057


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