Felling Trailers, Inc. will debut design modifications to the X-Force hydraulic detachable’s gooseneck at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. Felling is known to enhance and develop new product designs for increased production efficiencies, operator safety, and ease of use. Now, the X-Force product line offers over a dozen models with load capacities ranging from 35 to 60 tons. It also features an expansive selection of available options to ensuring a trailer built to the user’s spec.
The redesign’s driving factors were enhancing operator usability while refining the design and reducing production time and materials. More often than not, an operator must offload/load equipment on less-than-ideal terrain that is soft or uneven. Considering this scenario, Felling designed the gooseneck stirrups to provide an additional 1 and 3/4-inches of ground clearance. This makes the hookup as well as disconnect process easier.
Felling also factored auto-ratcheting load blocks into the neck design. As the deck raises into position, setting the trailer’s ride height, the load blocks auto-ratchet into position. Additionally, an interlocking connection between the load block and the secondary lock mechanism synchronizes the action of the two. This eliminates the independent lock handle, reducing and simplifying the operation process. Lastly, Felling reconfigured the trough of the gooseneck for optimal performance of the lock pin. As a result, dirt and debris fall away more efficiently, substantially reducing buildup over time. The company anticipates reaching full production in mid-late 2023. Solid and reliable, Felling’s X-Force HDG series continues to offer a broad selection of options and features to ensure the trailer is built to the spec that owners/operators need for their applications.
GOOSENECK DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS
- Auto Ratchet Load Blocks. As the deck is raises into position, setting the trailer’s ride height, the load blocks auto-ratchet into position.
- Stirrup Design. The design provides increased ground clearance of approximately 1 and 3/4-inches, ideal for unleveled terrain conditions.
- Interlock Design. The interlock connects the Load Block and Secondary lock mechanism synchronizing action when hooking/unhooking the gooseneck.
- Trough Design. The reconfigured trough design for the vertical pin improves cleanout of dirt and debris, resulting in less buildup over time.
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