Model 1561 Substation Recovery Trailer

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Capacity9250 lbs
Dimensions20'L x 96"W
Cargo: 171"L x 70"W
Axle(2) 7000 lbs
Brakes12" x 2", high performance
Suspension(4) 3500 lbs Springs
GVWR16450 lbs
Tires(4) 235/80R16, LR E
Rims6.00 x 16.0 Disc


4″ x 6″ Bent tubing mainframe with tubing cross stringers and longitudinal reinforcement tongue area. 12 Gauge smooth steel bolt-on floor. Heavy duty # 4 expanded metal lined towing area.


10-gauge smooth steel with 1″ lip return and mud flaps. Heavy duty #4 expanded metal catwalks at front and rear undercarriage.


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


(2) Galvanized All Weather # 8500 w/ gripstrut design and bolt-on, cast chock-holders.


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

Front Jack

Model# 8808 EZ-Up Sidewinding Jack w/ heavy duty AL-Bronze travel swivel. 6″ x 8″ Sandshoe – 28″ travel, 7000 lb capacity.


(2) adjustable almag telescoping outriggers with cast-bronze bolt-on housing.

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.

3/8” Safety Chain

Zinc-plated, grade-70 3/8” chain rated at 26,400 lbs breaking strength extends 23” beyond pintle eye. Zinc-plated, grade-70 clevis hook with safety latch rated at 26,400 lbs breaking strength. Assembly connected via 3”x3”x3/8” wall tubing continuously welded to trailer frame with inverted crucifix and 3/4”-10 grade-8 fastener with SAE high-strength washer and lock nut securing chain in crucifix.

Cable Reels

(9) 54″OD x 34″ID x 8″W (between flanges) Almag reels w/ coated rollers installed right side trailer to pay cable off reel top – mounted longitudinally. Mechanical type MG-Bronze clutch w/ lever type activation from right side side of trailer to engage, disengage or brake each reel separately.

Power Source


Honda 5.5 H.P. overhead valve, air cooled, 4-stroke power plant w/ electronic ignition and automatic decompression.


16″W x 13″L x 24″H – 145 lbs wet.


Recoil rope starting.


Throttle control w/ choke. Adjustable system pressure relief.


Steel panel w/ engraved control indicators.


Stainless steel fasteners used exclusively.


1.0 Quart steel tank provides 3.0 HP-Hours of use.


Vertical mount pump w/ jaw-type coupling and shock absorbing rubber insert. .122 cu-in displacement: 3200 PSI @ 1.5 GPM; .188 cu-in displacement: 2000 @ 2.4 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 w/ green/yellow/red service indicator. Vibration activated hour meter.


8 Gallon aluminum treadplate reservoir w/ 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.

Take-Up / Payout

Chain and sprocket drive w/ full feathering, bi-directional valve providing 7 RPM @ 3 GPM. Single lever MG-Bronze disengagement for free-wheeling and hand crank operation. Nothing to disassemble. MGBronze motor housing and Almag chain cover. Manual rewind hand crank at trailer rear allowing emergency rewind/payout via socket and breaker bar w/ on-board storage.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Protection for entire reel area provided by 22 Oz Vinyl coated nylon cover w/ nylon center and vinyl exterior both sides.


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. 

Productivity Options


Aluminum treadplate weatherproof modular enclosure w/ roll up aluminum doors with stainless steel hardware on side and rear (with available cargo area).