Construction Equipment Magazine’s Top 100 New Products is the longest-running awards program of its kind in the industry. Each year, their panel of expert editors evaluate products introduced over the previous months and choose the top 100, based on innovation, advanced technology, product improvement, safety and level of competitiveness in its field.
And once again, Load King has made it onto the prestigious list – with not one but two awards this year.
The first is for the Voyager® Series of mechanics bodies, which includes the Voyager® I, Voyager® II and Voyager® P.
The second is for the 60-ton 503/605 SS SF Hydraulic Detach Lowboy Trailer. This is the second consecutive year this trailer had made CE Magazine’s Top 100 list.
The LK503/605 SS SF 60-Ton Lowboy, sets a new standard in the 60-Ton trailer class. The LK503/605 SS SF features a 20” loaded deck height – the lowest in the industry – and a distinguished range of innovative features and options.
Rated at 60-Tons in 12’, the 20” loaded deck height is paired with the ability to add both a 24” and 36” flip extension on the gooseneck. Combined with the ability to run two additional axles in either a close coupled-position or as a separate axle group, these features ensure operators have the right combination of axles and spacing to legally haul their load.
The last 8’ of the trailer is recessed with pierced-steel plates, offering the lowest bucket well in the industry, and allowing operators to keep their height down when hauling long reach excavators. A push-pull, manual raise-and-lower valve reduces the likelihood of suspension damage, making it impossible for the bags to continue to over-inflate if the valve is left in the regulated position.
“This trailer was a great addition to the Signature Series and demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering trailers designed around customer feedback,” said Tom Norcross, President of Load King, after last year’s win. “Our customers are the real experts, and they will continue to drive us to develop premium products that set us apart from our competition.”
“By leveraging Custom Truck’s leadership [in the vocational realm and its proximity to operators] and merging Load King’s manufacturing expertise and innovative design, we are able to efficiently penetrate and influence the equipment markets with superior offerings,” added Ben Link, Executive Vice President of Production and Supply Chain for Load King.
Clearly, this strategy to constantly ideate and innovate with the needs of the end-users in mind has won yet another distinction for Load King this year!
Continuing to listen to customers, Load King is excited about its newest Signature Series offering, a 65-Ton Lowboy. Raising the standard in Load King’s 60-Ton trailer class, the LK503/655 SS SFF features a 24” loaded deck height along with a wide range of innovative features and options.
Rated at 65-Tons in 12’, the 24” loaded deck height is paired with a 14’ gooseneck with 115” and 93” swing clearance. Additionally, the gooseneck will take a 66” gooseneck extension. Combined with the ability to run two additional axles in either a close coupled-position or as a separate axle group, these features ensure operators have the right combination of axles and spacing to legally haul their load.
Other features include 30” HD double-hinged, spring-assisted front flip ramps, a 28’ clear level modular deck, and 3rd taillight package with strobe lights.