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XL Specialized Trailers Launches New Knight MFG Trailer

XL Specialized Trailers, a market-leading manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers, is proud to announce the launch of a brand-new trailer model, the XL Knight 80 MFG. The Knight has an updated and improved mechanical, full-width gooseneck trailer design.

The 48-foot-long detachable gooseneck lowboy has an overall capacity of 80,000 pounds and a concentrated capacity of 70,000 pounds in 16 feet. The trailer offers 29 feet of main deck loading space and a loaded deck height of 18 inches for versatile hauling.

The Knight is XL’s next product in a series of stock-style trailers, allowing XL to ramp up their production of popular models to meet market demand. The XL Guardian 110 HDG was the first product in this program, released early in 2023. XL’s customers benefit from the stock-style programs from an availability standpoint and an exceptional customer-friendly spec. Knights and Guardians are both now available on XL dealer’s lots.

The mechanical, full-width gooseneck — also known as the double drop — is a superior version of a staple product in the lowboy industry. The Knight is an ideal model for versatile hauling across the USA and Canada, encompassing the most popular specs and options possible into a competitive offering.

The XL Knight 80 MFG offers many new standard features. The detachable gooseneck features front connection plates with three height settings for added adaptability over various terrains. The front of the main deck can go up or down one and a half inches, for a total of a three-inch variance. The raise and lower valve in the rear allows for an adjustment of one and half inches. The Colas-plus raise and lower valve is especially customer-friendly with its large and durable handle.

The Knight trailer has improved aesthetics with an aluminum logo decal at the front and MicroNova clearance lights. A battery backup with a four-way plug enables the lights to stay on even when the trailer is disconnected from the truck.

The new trailer also features a convenient front storage area to stow chains or other materials. Swingout outriggers can be added to the main deck for hauling over-width loads. A two-foot by two-foot cutout in the rear transition provides additional space for equipment such as draw bars on tractors. The two-axle wheel area is prepped to accommodate a third axle if needed.