Why Choose an Air Tilt Trailer

Using an Air Tilt Trailer over a traditional hydraulic trailer has many benefits in ease of use and function. The design of Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt Trailers also gives it the upper-hand. Find out below how Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt Trailers work, how they are superior to other Air Tilt Trailers, ten reasons to invest in an Air Tilt Trailer, and more…

How Air Tilt Trailers Work

Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt Trailers utilize air, powered from the tow vehicle, to tilt the trailer and optional ramps, eliminating the need for hydraulics. The air power from the tow vehicle fills two air bags, which then raise the trailer smoothly; the air bag will then keep the deck in the tilted position to allow for loading/unloading of multiple pieces of equipment. The deck then lowers itself by releasing the air pressure at a controlled rate to prevent the deck from slamming down.

Not All Air Tilt Trailers are Created Equally

With Felling’s Air Tilt Trailers, superior towing capability and balance were achieved by placing the axles further back compared to other tilt trailers on the market. The Felling Trailers’ Air Tilt Trailer models are also great for transporting low clearance equipment such as pavers, scissor lifts, forklifts and more with its low-clearance loading angle. With the option of ramps, a load angle as low as 7º can be achieved for loading equipment. Felling Trailers uses a High Grade 80 steel for the main structural beams to increase the trailer’s strength, yet reducing the total trailer weight.

Felling Trailers Air Tilt Trailer

10 Reasons to Choose an Air Tilt Trailer

  1. Loads two machines without dropping down for second unit
  2. The load angle is reduced in half of other hydraulic-gravity tilts (to as little as 6.5 degrees)
  3. Lower deck height than the hydraulic style tilt trailers (every make)
  4. Available with ramps for paving equipment (or without ramps for excavators)
  5. Better towability – Axles are back like a tag (not in the middle)
  6. Optimal balance and stability
  7. Some equipment can still be loaded without tilting when using air ramps
  8. Less cost than the hydraulic style (one frame instead of two)
  9. No oil to potentially contaminate a worksite (No EPA or DEC concerns)
  10. It’s an industry favorite! The Air Tilt Deck-Over Trailers were a Rental Editor’s Choice Award Winner in 2013 and touted to have the “Towability of a TAG trailer with the versatility of a tilt.”

Felling Trailers – Air Tilt Trailers Base Models

  • FT-20-2 TA – Load capacity 20,000 lbs.
  • FT-24-2 TA – Load capacity 24,000 lbs.
  • FT-30-2 TA – Load capacity 30,000 lbs.
  • FT-40-2 TA – Load capacity 40,000 lbs.
  • FT-50-3 TA – Load capacity 50,000 lbs.

Air Tilt Trailers – Standard Features

      • Deck – White Oak 2” Nominal & 6’ Wood Inlaid Beavertail
      • Main Beam & Crossmembers – High Strength Grade 80 Steel
      • Approx. Deck Height –33” Loaded
      • Tilting Mechanism – (2) Air Bags
      • Felling Air-Latch System (Deck Lock)
      • Tie Downs & Storage – 10 D-Rings & Toolbox with Lockable Cover
      • 25,000 lb. Oil Bath Axles (CTR)
      • Brakes – 2S/1M with Park Brakes on All Axles
      • 5-year Limited Structural Warranty
      • 3-year Paint Warranty

For more information on Air Tilt Trailers by Felling Trailers, click here or contact us directly at 1-888-335-5464 or fill out this simple contact form and we will get back to you.



    Interested in pricing of your FT-40-2 TA. Going to be using it for a paver and roller trailer.
    Shipping to 52060, Maquoketa iowa.

    • Good afternoon Austin,
      I have given your contact info and what you are interested in to your regional sales representative. They will be in contact with you soon.

      Thank you
      Felling Trailers

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