XL Specialized Trailers designed a solution for hauling longer wind turbine blades, with its new patent-pending BladeMate Flip Extension. The Extension provides significant cost savings to haulers over purchasing a new trailer. XL’s 27-foot long Flip Extension can be added to the rear of XL’s BladeMate trailer, or any blade-hauling trailer. The final trailer length will depend on what model the flip extension is paired with. The XL Blademate Flip Extension was made to be user friendly. By moving the lever at the front of the trailer, six-inch hydraulic cylinders flip the extension up or down within minutes. The cylinder linkage can be unpinned and lowered flat to allow for more loading space on the top of the trailer. The rear bolster, at the end of the Flip Extension, offers a 20,000-pound capacity, making it suitable as the rear-loading platform for the common two-point load set-up. The Flip Extension is secured with a lug and pin system, allowing the tail to be completely removed when it is not needed. The XL BladeMate Flip Extension offers benefits to the driver even when hauling shorter blades. If the driver uses the Flip Extension instead of fully extending the BladeMate trailer, the wheelbase of the trailer is shorter and reduces the trailer’s turn radius.
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