Workhorse 55PVR paver equipment hauler

Lowbed Trailers

Air Tridem, Tapered Flat Level Deck, Fixed Tridem Bogie 

Hydraulic removable gooseneck lowbed trailer specifically for the paving & construction industry

  • 55 tons
  • Low 9° front approach angle
  • Low 16° deck-to-bogie transition ramps
  • Removable center bogie section with low boom well to haul excavators
  • Designed to accept 51/60 rear axle

Standard Specifications


  • 55 tons in 16-foot length with 3 or 4 axles close coupledpayloads
  • 50 tons in 12-foot length with 3 or 4 axles close coupled
  • GAWR and tire ratings determine legal payloads


  • Length: 53 feet
  • Width: 8 feet 6 inches


  • Design: Hydraulic removable non-ground bearing design
  • Swing radius: 102 inches (11 feet 7 inches overall gooseneck length)


  • Deck type: Flat Level Deck design (tapered beam design)
  • Deck length: 24 feet clear deck length
  • Deck width: 8 feet 6 inches overall
  • Loaded deck height/clearance: 22 inches with 6 inches ground clearance
  • Flooring: 1.5 inch nominal apitong wood (full width)


  • Standard trailer axles: 3
  • Axle Capacity:  22,500 lb. nominal capacity per axle  NOTE: GAWR determined by suspension type, brakes, tires and other components.
  • Axle spread: 54.5 inches (between axles)


  • Deck to bogie connection: Fixed with ramps outboard of mainbeams
  • Rear bogie height: 43 inches to top flange
  • Design: Connections to accept optional 51/60 rear axle
  • Covered Rear Bogie: Load Bearing Wheel Covers – Apitong wood filled with center insert for full width loading (insert has 4-point lift capability with mechanical locking pin in front; bolts in bump stop in rear)


  • Tire size: 255/70R 22.5 OEM standard


  • With bogie center insert:
    23,480 lbs. ± 3% 
    Without bogie center insert:
    22,390 lbs. ± 3%

Standard Features

  • Framework: All main longitudinal members fabricated with 100,000# minimum yield steel flanges with 50,000# webs
  • Loaded Fifth Wheel Height: 50 inches nominal; 5 ride height positions
  • Kingpin: Removable kingpin at 102 inch radius
  • Power Source: Set up for wet line operation
  • Tool Box - Gooseneck: Open storage area located in back of gooseneck with chain rack
  • Electrical Receptacle: J560 7-pin connector
  • Front Ramps: Apitong wood filled double hinge adjustable to 44 inches inside to inside (9-degree load angle)
  • Extension Brackets: None (mounting brackets included for later installation)
    Optional: 12 pair - 24 total removable swing type, 1 pair - 2 total heavy duty removable hook-on type
  • Tool Box - Deck: Perforated plate under hammer plate forming one storage area (Storage area not accessible when covered rear bogie is in place)
  • Crossmembers: On 22-inch Centers (nominal)
  • Hammer Plate: Hammer Plate installed over recessed crossmembers. Perforated plate under hammer plate forming one storage area; includes 1 pair of D-Rings (Hammer Plate not accessible when covered rear bogie is in place).
  • Deck to Bogie Ramps: Apitong wood filled, sloped from deck to bogie (16° angle)
  • Bolsters: Recessed
  • Boom Trough: Low boom well, with V crossmembers with bolt-in V pan
  • Suspension: Air ride
  • Lift Axle: Air lift 3rd axle
  • Chain Lift: Chain lift 1st axle
  • Override Chains: Override chains axle 1 & 2
  • Wheels: 8.25 x 22.5 steel disc - hub-piloted
  • Brakes: 16.5 inches x 7 inches with 5.5 inches autoslacks - heavy duty brake drums - outboard mount
  • Spring Brakes: Spring brakes on axle 2
  • Ride Height Control: 5-position mechanical ride height control system
  • Manual Ride Height Control: Automatic/Manual raise/lower control
  • Bumper: Heavy duty V-style rear bumper
  • Electrical System: DOT sealed beam and harness with LED lights and 4-inch flush mounted battery powered amber strobes
  • Flag Holders: Flag holders - 1 pair located at front of deck and on rear bumper
  • VIN Plate: Bilingual VIN plate
  • Registration/Document Holder: Install registration/document holder

Workhorse Feature Demo


  • Power Source: 13 HP (min.) Gasoline powered auxiliary power unit
  • Dust shields on all axles
  • First Axle Lift: Chain lift axle
  • Wheels: 8.25 x 22.5 LvL One buffed/steel disc inside - hub-piloted or 8.25 x 22.5 LvL One buffed wheels
  • Covered Rear Bogie: Load bearing wheel covers – Center insert deleted
  • Flip Axle: 51/60 rear flip axle - steel disc wheels or 51/60 rear flip axle - LvL One buffed outside/ steel disc inside
  • Paint options
  • Liquid filled air gauge installed
  • Load scale installed


Hydraulic Gooseneck Operation

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