Felling Trailers Releases User-Focused, Re-engineered Utility Pole Cargo Trailer

Posted By: Corey Langley Industry News,

SAUK CENTRE, Minn.  Felling Trailers releases a user-focused, re-engineered utility pole cargo trailer to service, build and maintain local infrastructure.

Operator safety, ease of use and maintenance are prime factors taken into account when any company is looking into equipment acquisition. These same factors are even more vital in the Utility & Telcom Industry as they service, build, and maintain infrastructures for their state and local regions. Felling Trailers’ re-engineered Utility Pole Cargo trailers (UPT-C’s) are fully engineered and documented products that embody these factors. Thus operators can be assured of many years of reliable, trouble-free service. Felling’s Engineering, Sales, and Utility Telecom Product Manager worked together to create a user-focused product, incorporating all of the standard features an operator wants and needs to get through a day’s schedule of pole replacements and line maintenance.

The UPT-C model line offers four models with GVWRs (gross vehicle weight rating) ranging from 13,800 lbs. to 23,000 lbs. All models are standard with electric FSA (forward self-adjusting) brakes on all axles with an air brake option available on FT-20 UPT-C.

Lengths Retracted/Extended & Cargo Box Lengths Available:

  • 20’-30’ length 10’ bed (standard on all models)
  • 24’-40’ length 12’ bed (available on all models)
  • 29’-46’ length 14’ bed (available on FT-20 UPT-C only)

Functionality and Flexibility - Equipped with a 2" cold rolled steel, positive locking adjustment pin and designed with a notched flange welded on the pin, the flange notches have to pass through two tabs welded 90 degrees from each other, assuring a positive locked position. The 2" positive locking adjustment pin is attached to the trailer with a chain to prevent loss. Improved toolbox design offers safer accessibility for the operator when the trailer is loaded with poles and features a locking t-handle design. The tailgate latching system features a spring-loaded securement system, and bumper stops on the tailboard to govern the rear tailgate.

Safety by Design – The UPT-C trailers feature a triple taillight system which provides for increased visibility of the truck & trailer during offload/loading of poles in the field. Optional amber LED strobe lights, switched and mounted in tailboard, replacing two center lights. Pole transport, UPT-Cs are equipped standard with center and rear, 95” wide bolsters with 21” sliding lever locking removable stanchions with winch binder and 30’ x 4” strap. A 45" wide front bolster with a 4" strap and binder are standard. Optional front bolsters include 60" and 95" wide. Both are double c-channel construction and have a 4" strap and binder along with lever locking removable stanchions.

Multiple load securement points are located down the mainframe rail. Four (4) d-rings provide ideal tie-down points for the material being carried in the cargo box. Additional features include:

  • 10” c-channel main frame rails
  • Extendable tongue, 8” x 4” x ¼” wall tube with 10" x 6" x ¼” receiver tube
  • Cargo box, 15” tall sides, ten (10) gauge floor & twelve (12) gauge sides
  • All wiring and airlines (when equipped with air brakes) are ran Internally traveling in a Heavy-Duty Energy Chain
  • No User intervention is required for the wiring or airlines when extending and retracting the tongue
  • Positive Locking Adjustment Pin with a chain attached to the trailer to prevent loss

For more information, please call 800-245-2809 or visit www.felling.com.

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 them to provide a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. Felling Trailers, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certified company, WBENC-Certified WBE company, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Source: Felling Trailers Press Release