Model 1536 Self-Loading Trailer

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Capacity20,500 lbs
Reel Size96"Dia x 66"W Max
54"Dia x 48"W Min
Dimensions16'L x 96"W
Axle(2) 15000 lbs
Brakes12.25" x 5", self-adjusting electric
Suspension(4) 7500 lbs Springs
GVWR29,000 lbs
Tires(8) 215/75R17.5 LR H
Rims(8) 6.75 x 17.5 Disc


4″ x 6″ Bent tubing mainframe with tubing cross stringers and longitudinal reinforcement tongue area.


Single-cylinder action with counterbalance valve, and power up and down. Cam freewheeling feature allows cable to be payed out with minimal friction. Arms connect to each side of reel bar walk the reel up the beavertail of the trailer. Spring-loaded, non-rusting latch assemblies secure reel bar to loading arms.


Individually controlled hydraulic outriggers with trailer leveling capability with counterbalance valves.


Outrigger, retrieving, loading & bogie wheel engagement operations are actuated via front full pressure hydraulic controls as well as via wireless remote.

Wireless Remote

Handheld wireless remote with a trailer-mounted receiver, including (5) momentary and (1) fixed On/Off/On toggle switches. Speed dial controls flow to each function to allow precision feathering. An emergency push-type stop switch disables all functions until all switches are set to neutral, the speed control is set to off and the switch is reset. Functions: Reel Payout/Take-up, Master On/Off, Left Outrigger Up/Down, Right Outrigger Up/Down, Reel Load/Unload, Drive Engage/Disengage.

Pivot Points

All cylinder and linkage pivot points utilize stainless steel pins with oil impregnated bronze bearing sleeves.


10-gauge smooth steel with 1″ lip return and mud flaps.


Bolts under ½”: Stainless steel; ½” and Above: Zinc-plated Grade 8; lock nuts used exclusively.


High-impact resistant Xenoy construction provides protection from UV and weather-related degradation. Includes gasket, water shield & poly bag.

Front Jack (Model# 17361)

Heavy duty drop-leg jack with foot-operated actuation cam and spring-assist up. 25″ Travel with sandshoe base – 12,500 lbs lift / 20,000 lbs static capacity.

Galvanized Pintle Eye and Hitch Extension

A galvanized 3” I.D., 60,000 lbs-capacity pintle eye is attached to our 11″ reversible hitch extension, which is adjustable to 6 different positions to properly match your towing vehicles. Our industry-leading hitch extension is made from hot-dipped galvanized cast-steel. Both the pintle eye and hitch extension are installed with grade-8 fasteners.

1/2" Safety Chain

Zinc plated, grade-70 1/2” chain rated at 45,200 lbs breaking strength extending 23” beyond pintle eye. Zinc plated, grade-70 clevis hook with safety latch rated at 52,000 lbs breaking strength. Assembly connected via 4”x4”x1/2” wall tubing continuously welded to trailer frame with inverted crucifix and 7/8”-9 grade-8 fastener with SAE high strength washer and lock nut securing chain in crucifix.

Reel Bar

3″ Diameter reel bar with cast-bronze positioning collars. (2) Cast-bronze 3-step sleeves facilitate concentric rotation with varying reel arbor hole sizes. Cast-bronze saddles installed at two positions to accommodate larger and smaller reels in the payout position. Entire reel bar is galvanized steel.


Two EZ-Torque plated winch binder w/ 5500 lbs working load limit, self-locking worm gear drive and galvanized backing plate installation to secure reel in travel position. Plated crank handle w/ storage bracket.

Tensioning Brakes


16″ ventilated cast-bronze disc with stainless steel and almag mechanical tensioning adjustment assembly. Adjustment wheel equipped with fine threads. 3000 ft-lbs torque delivered by self-moderating rubber insert bushing (U.S. Patent # 4,325,552). Disc/hub machined from one casting to ensure exact alignment. 5/16″ Diameter chamfered clean out holes provided in radial pattern along both sides of disc. Cast bronze bolt-together housing with free-axis cast-bronze caliper and stainless steel pivot pins. RF-38 Non-asbestos brake material w/ 48 sq-in combined pad area. Knurled pad holder surface to maximize coefficient of friction between pad and holder casting.


Bronze slide engagement/disengagement allows reel to be loaded and unloaded without connection to braking unit. Over center cam-type handle provides easy actuation method.


2-1/4″ 8000 lbs galvanized reel bar w cast-bronze positioning collar with lifting hook. Cast-steel power arm with lifting hook disengages from brake without disturbing tension setting. Dovetail connection between brake and reel bar with cast-bronze reel bar saddles. Self-retaining bronze latch pin (U.S. Patent # 5,228,656) locks reel bar in saddle.


Capable of tensioning 5000′ of wire at full braking torque up to 18 RPM. Operating ambient temperature range of -20 to +105 °F, rotor and pad surface to withstand temperatures up to 525 °F. Average pad life at 50% of maximum torque and speed is 4500 revolutions, or approximately 10 miles w/ 48″ diameter reel.

Take-Up/ Retriever

1300 ft-lbs of torque at 1500 PSI. Full feathering, bi-directional valve provides 18 RPM at 8 GPM. Single lever cast-bronze hub disengagement from braking unit when not required. Nothing to disassemble. Holds line tension and dumps to tank in neutral. Reel bar extension provided for attaching capstan coupler. Cast-bronze motor housing and almag chain cover.

Galvanized Finish

Hot-dip galvanize entire trailer including galvanized wheel rims. Undercarriage and all non-galvanized attachments grit blasted, primed and painted before assembly on trailer and installed w/ serviceable fasteners only. 10-year galvanized finish warranty.


Sauber Manufacturing leads the field with a 10-year, comprehensive, trailer and truck platform warranty. This warranty comes at no charge to our customers and we have the financial strength and integrity to back it up. Our warranty is an extension of who we are and demonstrates the quality of our builds.
  • 10-Year Structural, parts & labor on all Sauber manufactured components
  • 10-Year Galvanized finish warranty
  • 3-Year Total parts & labor coverage
  • All warranty support provided directly from Sauber Mfg. Co.
  • Customer labor reimbursement @ $80/hour


Solid model engineering drawings submitted with bid must include trailer detail and will be approved prior to production. Bids submitted without solid model drawings cannot be evaluated. 

LED Lighting & Electrical

LED sealed beam wiring system with stop / turn/ tail lights recessed in a structural tubing bumper to meet FMVSS 108 ensure long life of these signaling lights.  Automotive-grade wiring harness features SAE bullet-style connectors at each light, ensure easy replaceability of individual lights.  SAE 7-way socket protected top sides and back with almag housing.  Sealed breakaway with charging circuit and LED battery condition indicator with 450 C.C.A. maintenance-free battery.  Recessed ABS license plate housing with integrated lamp provide very high protection of both the license plate and its illumination.

Wheel Nut Indicators

Our wheel nuts are torqued to manufacturer specifications, and are then fitted with high-visibility wheel nut indicators. The indicators are fitted in a uniform pattern, so when a wheel nut has loosened, the indicator will become out of sequence. The wheel nut indicators are also heat sensitive. If there is a binding brake or seized bearing, the heat is transferred through the stud and nut. If this temperature exceeds 120º C (248º F), the indicator will start to blister around the circumference and eventually start to distort. Pre-flight walkaround checks now can include wheel nut checks.

Solar Power

We include our Model 8854 Solar System with a single solar panel with 4.3W of charging as standard equipment on all trailers we manufacture that utilize electric brakes or are equipped with an electric start Hydraulic Power Source. We have made this improvement to reduce customer maintenance costs, increase “up time” in field operations and provide the highest assurance to your users and community that the system will work as designed in the event the of a breakaway.

Grounding Lug

5/8″ x 5″ bronze lug cast for conductivity bolted to frame with bronze fasteners.

Model# 1010-H Honda Power Source


Honda 13 HP overhead valve, air-cooled, 4-stroke power plant with electronic ignition, low oil shutdown, gravity fuel system and automatic decompression.


22″W x 30″L x 26″H – 340 lbs wet.


Electric start with built-in 3A charging circuit. Recoil start included.


Throttle control with choke. Adjustable system pressure relief, preset to 1500 or 2250 PSI depending on pump choice selected. Engine key switch labeled “Stop-Run-Start”. Two keys supplied.


One-piece polymer panel with engraved control indicators.


Stainless steel fasteners used exclusively.


Integral 2.2 quart poly tank provides 6.6 HP-Hours of use.


Vertical mount pump with jaw-type coupling and shock absorbing rubber insert. 43 cu-in displacement: 2250 PSI @ 6 GPM


Heavy-duty spin on type 10 micron hydraulic oil filter. Tank suction strainer. Oil fill cap breather.


Oil level, temperature, and pressure gauges. Hydraulic oil filter back pressure gauge with green/yellow/red service indicator. 12VDC hour meter with panel lite.


18 Gallon aluminum treadplate reservoir with Almag lid. #32 Anti-Wear premium hydraulic oil included.


Pressure and return lines routed with stainless steel tube to right front of power source panel. Dripless quick couples provided at pressure and return outlets.


Vinyl weatherproof cover included.


One year full parts coverage.