Landoll Corporation with the help of many of our key suppliers donated a 440A Traveling Axle trailer that was auctioned off in Chattanooga, TN in conjunction with the annual tow show in September of 2016. Pictured are Thomas Tedford - Board, Jim Ladner, Philip Julian Buyer of Trailer, Kevin Fox- Board, Don Landoll and Troy Barnett, International Towing Hall of Fame and Museum, President.
About $250,000 was raised for the museum with a generous crowd and people paying premium for items. The Landoll and Landoll Supplier donation could possibly be the largest single sum donation (at $81,000) the museum has received on record.
Next Generation Landoll Trailer
After over a year of development, this July marks the arrival of the Next Generation Landoll Trailer. The Landoll Trailer Line is taking a huge leap forward with the introduction of the all new hydraulic operating systems, nicknamed H.O.S.S., and High Visibility Lighting package. The 440 and 455 “A” Series Traveling Axle trailers will be the first models with these added standard features.
H.O.S.S. cuts the overall operational time in half. The axle traveling forward has increased by 36% and moving back by 58%. Tilt deck positioning has increased to nearly 63%, while winch in and out speeds are closer to 66%. This improvement will allow for more loads to take place.
“The speed will be the most noticeable change, but the long term value will be in the damage and downtime prevention,” explained Gary Dwerlkotte, Landoll Trailer Sales Coordinator. Restrictors in the system have been removed to eliminate much of the back pressure, leading to cooler operational temperatures and noise reduction. Long term, wear on components and seals will require less maintenance, yet the quieter system will be a daily benefit. The continuous oil encasement of the valves in the control panel overcome the need for maintenance needed before with the exposed components. In the previous system, the open center inlet required the oil to circulate through the entire system before returning to the tank, allowing for only a 14 GPM flow. Oil will now only travel through the inlet and back to the tank, creating a 20 GPM flow.
Brad Bergman, Landoll Engineering Project Manager, stated “we went through extensive field testing with three prototype valves in real life cold and harsh environments before ever going into production.” Testing occurred in the Northern Alberta and Quebec provinces of Canada, as well as the New England region of the United States. Long term testing will continue to gather data for future development. The chosen closed spool valve system was designed and built in Italy. Jim Ladner, Landoll Corporation’s National Trailer Sales Manager, commented “the Italians are world famous for their expertise in hydraulics. We are bringing world knowledge and technology to the Landoll trailer with this addition.”
“For several years we have needed to clean up the system to make it more user friendly,” said Dwerlkotte. The control panel is now located at chest height, encouraging ergonomic and visual improvement, versus previously being located on the lower arm of the gooseneck. Controls are in five predetermined hydraulic function locations, cutting out the need for modifications to the frame at either the factory or dealership. Bergman added that “this better technology and design simplifies the system.”
H.O.S.S. is the quick, quiet, and quality hydraulic system offered by The Landoll Corporation.
Landoll 400A Traveling Axle Unveiled!
The Landoll Corporation Trailer Division unveiled the “Next Generation Landoll” (NGL) at their annual dealer meeting held at The Landoll World Headquarters in Marysville, Kansas, on April 24, 2015. The 400 Series Traveling Axle Trailers are the first models that have received the new hydraulic operating systems and the all-new Grote lighting package. Dealers saw firsthand the amazing transformation the trailers have underwent, with increased operational speed and the dynamic lighting package that increases visual awareness and driver safety.
“The new hydraulic operating system, nicknamed HOSS, was a total collaboration between customers, vendors, and the Landoll engineers,” said Jim Ladner, Landoll Corporation’s National Sales Manager. HOSS took over a year to develop. Research started in late 2013 with customer interviews revealing great opportunities to improve. Operational efficiencies, heat buildup and noise reduction, and improved driver safety were focus points. Brad Bergman, Landoll Engineering Project Manager, explained “The industry is changing to higher flow systems and the new 20 GPM hydraulic system has increased the operational speed of all functions. The axle travel and winch line speed have increased by as much as 65%.”
“You have to see it to believe it,” said one of the dealers attending the meeting. “The visual impact of the trailer at night is impressive.” The new 53’ Landoll Trailer has 22 side marker lights. “We changed every light and harness on the trailer,” said Gary Dwerlkotte, Landoll Sales Coordinator. “Lighting is all about safety. We kept adding lights until we maximized visual awareness.”
“We worked closely with Grote engineers to develop this custom built system. Grote had just released their new micro-nova LED lights and it was just what we were looking for,” stated Loren Wassenberg, Landoll Project Manager. This high-intensity LED light has a 160 degree projection, making it the best choice for the side marker application. The Clear White lens and a chrome surround were chosen to give the trailer great eye appeal, day or night.
The new “A” series 440 and 455 will be 2016 year models. The first arrivals to dealerships are set for July. Public showings will be available at several association shows and dealer events in upcoming months. Landoll dealers have expressed excitement to offer this new trailer to their customers. “This is the biggest jump forward we’ve had in years,” stated Ladner.
For additional information on these new models or detachable trailers, call The Landoll factory at 800-428-5655 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.