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GuyM
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021 4:35:45 PM
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Hello gents,

I am looking for any technical information (company reference/numbering, payload, dimensions, GVW, etc) on the 2+5-axle Trail King low loader pictured below, shown being towed by a Mack DM800 and carrying a Manitowoc 6-axle truck crane (depicted in the book as being the largest lowboy from Trail King Industries by mid-70s):



Picture issued from "1000 Camions - Histoire. Modèles. Technique" Terres Bleues Editions.

Regards.
Guy

Claus
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021 6:13:49 PM

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Can’t give any info on the lowboy but the truck is not a DM800, it’s a Mack Super-Liner.
Quinella
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021 8:02:12 PM

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Guy: Why don't you PM Ken Wheeler. He is the expert on such things. Great picture. Craig
jr3264
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021 10:54:13 PM

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That's a McNally-Nimergood rig. They are still in business, in Saginaw, Michigan. https://mcnally-nimergood.com
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:53:52 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Hello gents,

I am looking for any technical information (company reference/numbering, payload, dimensions, GVW, etc) on the 2+5-axle Trail King low loader pictured below, shown being towed by a Mack Superliner and carrying a Manitowoc 6-axle truck crane (depicted in the book as being the largest lowboy from Trail King Industries by mid-70s):



Picture issued from "1000 Camions - Histoire. Modèles. Technique" Terres Bleues Editions.

Regards.
Guy



Claus,

Many thanks for correcting my mistake (and the book's): the tractor does not look like a DM800.

Guy
kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:39:12 PM

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Guy, I have a large Talbert brochure/picture collection, but only a few Trail King pictures. That appears to be a 70-75 ton trailer with the fixed 5 axles on the rear, defiantly a Michigan trailer. (Michigan allows a large number of axles) Mack didn't come out with the Superliner until 1977. Those short jeeps were used up into the early 80's then states required a longer "bridge" between sets of axles. As jr3264 suggested, contact the company or Trail King Industries.

Here a KW and Trail King trailer owned by Wagner (Northern Illinois) back in the 80's. They had a trailer which had a steerable add on to the rear. They either fabricated it in their shop or had Trail King make it. Silver Wagoner held the patent on the hydraulic neck now used by Trail King.


Wagner Ryan Komatsu scraper 2 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>
Claus
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:56:01 PM

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I’m no expert but dragging all those fixed axles around corners can’t be easy on things.
kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:23:58 PM

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Claus wrote:
I’m no expert but dragging all those fixed axles around corners can’t be easy on things.


No, it sure isn't. Wears the heck out of the tires.
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