Felling Trailers Releases Design Updates to Its Signature Air Tilt Product Line
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. – Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt model underwent design modifications to increase operator ease of use and safety, one of which was the fixed approach ramp, which was extended in length from 14” to 22”.
Extending the fixed approach ramp's length reduced the load angle by approximately 10 degrees, providing a better angle with a more subtle break-over point. The new design also allows for the option of full-size oval recessed strobe lights. Models with the new fixed approach ramp design went into production in Spring 2021 and were put into service for customers by mid-year.
"The new design offers a shallower approach angle to improve loading of compact construction equipment, such as skid steers and mini excavators," said Nathan Uphus, Felling’s Sales Manager. "Equipment designs are ever-changing, so it makes sense to make modifications to keep in step.”
The Air Tilt product line was first released to the trailer industry in early 2010. Initially, the model line consisted of the FT-40-2 TA and FT-50-3 TA. Over the past 10+ years, the model line has expanded to offer six models, with payload capacities ranging from 19,700 lbs. to 50,000 lbs. The Air Tilt’s (TA’s) unique design utilizes air, powered from the tow vehicle, to tilt the trailer and optional ramps – eliminating the need for hydraulics. The air power from the tow vehicle fills two airbags (four airbags optional), which then raise the trailer smoothly. The airbag will then keep the deck in the tilted position to allow for loading/unloading of multiple pieces of equipment. Superior towing capability and balance was achieved by placing the axles further back on the Air Tilt model than other tilt trailers on the market.
To learn more about the Air Tilt model line or other Felling Trailer solutions, visit felling.com or call 1-800-245-2809.
About Felling Trailers, Inc.
Felling Trailers is a family-owned and operated full line trailer manufacturer located in Central Minnesota. Started in 1974, Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 325,000 square feet. Felling's pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Its engineers utilize the latest industry-leading design techniques, and its experienced metal craftspeople use cutting-edge technology to turn its customers' conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling has been providing innovative trailer solutions to the transportation industry for over 45 years. Felling Trailers' current capabilities allow the manufacturer to provide a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. Felling Trailers, Inc. is an ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System Company, WBENC-Certified WBE, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.