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 and telcom industry as they service, build, and maintain infrastructures for state and local regions. Felling Trailers fully engineered and documented products that embody these factors with the re-engineered Utility Pole Cargo trailers (UPT-Cs). Thus operators can be assured of many years of reliable, trouble-free service. Felling’s engineering, sales, and utility telecom product manager worked 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-ft length 10-ft bed (standard on all models)
- 24-40-ft length 12-ft bed (available on all models)
- 29-46-ft length 14-ft bed (available on FT-20 UPT-C only)
FUNCTIONALITY & FLEXIBILITY
Equipped with a 2-inch 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. A chain attaches the 2-inch positive locking adjustment pin to the trailer 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 that provides increased visibility of the truck and trailer during offload/loading of poles in the field. Optional amber LED strobe lights, switched and mounted in tailboard, replace two center lights. Pole transport UPT-Cs are equipped standard with center and rear, 95-inch-wide bolsters with 21 inches sliding lever locking removable stanchions with winch binder and 30-ft x 4-inch strap. A 45-inch-wide front bolster with a 4-inch strap and binder are standard. Optional front bolsters include 60 inches and 95 inches wide. Both are double c-channel construction and have a 4-inch 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 carried in the cargo box.
- 10-inch c-channel main frame rails
- Extendable tongue, 8-inch x 4-inch x 1/4-inch wall tube with 10-inch x 6-inch x 1/4-inch receiver tube
- Cargo box, 15-inch tall sides, 10-gauge floor, and 12-gauge sides
- All wiring and airlines (when equipped with air brakes) run internally traveling in a heavy-duty energy chain
- No user intervention 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
Find out more about the UPT-C, Utility Pole Cargo Trailers, or other utility and telecom trailer solutions, visit www.felling.com.