About Us

XL Specialized Trailers is a Heavy Haul Trailer Manufacturer.

Our Company

XL Specialized Trailers is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered and customized trailers

XL Specialized Trailers is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered and customized trailers for applications in the heavy haul trucking, construction, agriculture, wind energy, and oil & gas industries. Founded in 1995 by George Wall, XL is headquartered in Manchester Iowa. The company is a leader in the heavy haul industry—and is growing quickly. XL employs hundreds of team members at its facilities in Manchester. Artisan craftspeople make up the bulk of its workforce: Welders, Machinists, Fabricators, Painters, and Final Assemblers. In line with its strategy, the company is planning for expansion, and/or acquisition, in the foreseeable future. Over 85% of XL’s trailers are sold through a dealer network with the balance being via national accounts. XL is a wholly owned division of Bull Moose Industries, a privately owned diversified industrial company owned by the Caparo Group.

Our Focus on Trailer Manufacturing

Bull Moose Industries is comprised of two divisions: Bull Moose Tube and Bull Moose Heavy Haul. Bull Moose Tube is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of mechanical tubes, sprinkler pipes and structured hollow section tubing products in North America. The second division, Bull Moose Heavy Haul is the company’s latest platform launched with the 2016 acquisition of XL Specialized Trailers.

Bull Moose Industries was acquired by Caparo Group Ltd. in 1988. Caparo Group is a London-based, diversified, global association of businesses with ~$1 billion in revenues and access to significant capital for investment. Caparo focuses on the design, manufacturing, and marketing of value-added steel and niche steel-engineered products. The Group was founded in 1968 by British Industrialist, the Rt. Hon. Lord Paul of Marylebone. Today, Caparo and its associates employ more than 10,000 people in its worldwide operations across Europe, North America, and Asia.

The XL Difference

Look around you: every building, every road, and every bridge needed equipment and materials for its construction. Every wind tower and every oil rig was put there by someone; every container of food on your grocery store shelf was carried there from our farmers’ fields.

Our company exists to move the things that build and sustain our world. At XL, we are passionate participants in the progress that is happening all around us. We build the trailer that keeps America moving!

The XL Difference

Look around you: every building, every road, and every bridge needed equipment and materials for its construction. Every wind tower and every oil rig was put there by someone; every container of food on your grocery store shelf was carried there from our farmers’ fields.

Our company exists to move the things that build and sustain our world. At XL, we are passionate participants in the progress that is happening all around us. We build the trailer that keeps America moving!