Trailer Focus: Flatbed Trailers

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Key specifications of selected flatbed and dropdeck trailers from leading suppliers


BENSON www.bensonproducts.com
524 ALUMINUM DROP DECK

Length: 1/-in. multi-hollow core with 3 nailers
Crossmember: 4 7⁄8-in. deep C-channel on 16-in. centers
Length: 48 ft.
Width: 102 in.
Upper deck: 11 ft.
Lower deck: 37 ft.
Side rails: 6-in. with stake pockets, 24-in. O.C. and double pipe spools
Concentrated load capacity: 52,000 lb. in 4 ft.
Suspension/axles: Hendrickson Intraax AAL250 P-style bearings
Brakes: 161/2-by-7 in. with extended service lining, 4S/2M ABS




DOONAN www.doonan.com
482 DB 14M
Floor: Apitong, aluminum with nailers
Crossmember: Steel with 14-in. centers
Rub rails: 5/16 in.
Side rails: 6-in. structural steel or 6-in. aluminum
Distributed load capacity: 90,000 lb. GVWR
Concentrated load capacity: 55,000 lb. in 10 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson air ride
Brakes: Meritor Wabco
Tiedowns: Sliding winches, J hooks, recessed chain ties
Axles: Watson & Chalin, Hendrickson Intraax





EAST www.eastmfg.com
ALUMINUM BST
Floor: Knurled, 3-nailers, integrated outside rail
Crossmember: 22 in. with coil package
Distributed load capacity: 90,000 lb. GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 55,000 lb. in 10 ft.
Suspension: Meritor 230 FS; options available
Brakes: 161/2-by-7 in., automatic slack adjusters, 4S-2M ABS
Tiedowns: Integrated winch track on both sides
Axles: TQ, 121-in. spacing, 30 in. axle-to-rear




FONTAINE www.fontainetrailer.com
REVOLUTION HYBRID COMBO FLATBED
Floor: Friction stir welded aluminum
Main beams: Steel
Weight: 8,610 lbs. with super single tires and 8,960 lbs. with tandems
Crossmember: Unitized construction, box beam design
Single piece side rail/rub rail design: Aluminum, single routed extrusion
Distributed load capacity: 54,000 lb. in 4 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson AANT23K Intraax
Brakes: 16 1/2 -by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring brakes, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS
Tiedowns: 15 pairs recessed in side rails plus unlimited aluminum
removable deck chain tiedowns and chocks
Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

REVOLUTION ALL-ALUMINUM FLATBED
Floor: Friction stir welded aluminum
Main beams: Aluminum
Weight: 7,950 lbs. with super single tires and 8,300 lbs. with tandems
Crossmember: Unitized construction, box beam design
Single piece side rail/rub rail design: Aluminum, single routed extrusion
Distributed load capacity: 52,000 lb. in 4 ft. (62,000 lb. in 4 ft. with Xtra Duty option)
Suspension: Hendrickson AANT23K Intraax
Brakes: 16 1/2 -by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring brakes, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS
Tiedowns: 15 pairs recessed in side rails plus unlimited aluminum removable deck chain tiedowns and chocks
Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

VELOCITY STEEL DROPDECK
Floor: 1.125-in. wood, continuous floor
Crossmember: 18-in. centers front deck, 12-in. centers rear deck, 4-in. junior I-steel
Rub rails: 2.5-in. rolled formed steel
Side rails: 6-in. structural channel at 6.5 lb. per ft., full length on rear deck
Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 52,000 lb. in 5 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson AANL23K Intraax
Brakes: 16-by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring brakes, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS
Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

INFINITY SX COMPOSITE FLATBED
Floor: 1.125-in. aluminum with four wood nailer strips
Crossmember: 12-in. centers, 4-in. junior I-steel
Rub rails: 3-in. extruded aluminum
Side rails: 5.75-in. extruded aluminum
Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 59,000 lb. in 5 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson AANL23K Intraax
Brakes: 16-by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring brakes, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS
Tiedowns: Full-length winch track, integrated aluminum on roadside, 12 sliding winches without straps
Axles: Hendrickson Intraax




GREAT DANE www.greatdanetrailers.com
FREEDOM FLATBED
Floor: 1.25-in. aluminum with four apitong nailers
Crossmember: 4-in. steel on 16-in. centers, with four between main beams in coil area
Rub rails: 0.38-by-3-in. extruded aluminum with double-pipe spools and reflective tape recess
Side rails: Extruded aluminum, 6-in. depth
Distributed load capacity: 90,000 GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 55,000 lb. in 10 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson AANT230 fixed air ride
Brakes: 16-by-7-in. drums with S-cam brakes, Haldex automatic slack adjusters, Wabco 2S/1M ABS, MGM brake chambers, Sealco valves, Stemco Guardian wheel seals
Tiedowns: 10 winches on full-length roadside track, 12 pairs of chain ties, pull-up ties evenly spaced, recessed in outside nailing strip
Axles: Hendrickson tapered spindle with 121-in. spacing


MAC www.mactrailer.com
ALUMINUM FLATBED
Floor: Aluminum, apitong nailers, additional options available
Crossmember: Determined by application
Distributed load capacity: Determined by application
Concentrated load capacity: Determined by application
Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AA250; optional, Intraax AA300
Brakes: Centrifuse with aluminum hubs, cast iron with aluminum hubs (cast steel optional)
Tiedowns: Hollow rail with winch track; optional, double tiedown track, tiedowns in pairs
Axles: 49 in., 60 in., 72 in., 109 in., 122 in. between axles (optional)

DROPDECK PLATFORM
Crossmember: 16-in. centers, determined by application
Concentrated load capacity: 60,000 lb. GVW in 4 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AA250
Brakes: Centrifuse with aluminum hubs
Tiedowns: Sliding tiedown with winch track
Axles: 122 in. between axles


TRANSCRAFT www.transcraft.com
DTL-2100 DROPDECK
Floor: 1.125-in. apitong
Crossmember: 4-in. steel on 16-in. centers, with four between main beams in coil area
Rub rails: 0.38-by-3-in. extruded aluminum
Side rails: 10-gauge steel fabricated
Distributed load capacity: 90,000 GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 60,000 lb. in 10 ft.; 55,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson AA230L air ride with Quick-Align
Brakes: 16-by-7-in. drums; Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS
Tiedowns: 15 pair, recessed chain ties next to side rail, sliding winch track with 12 sliding winches and winch strap tie bar
Axles: Hendrickson Intraax


TRANSCRAFT www.transcraft.com
EAGLE COMBO FLATBED – heavy duty
Floor: 1.125-in. interlocking aluminum with four apitong nailers
Crossmember: 5-in. aluminum, 12-in. spacing
Rub rails: 0.375-by-3 in.
Side rails: 6.5-in. aluminum
Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 70,000 lb. in 10 ft.; 65,000 lb. in 4 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax, air ride with Quick-Align, 23,000-lb. suspension capacity
Brakes: Abex 30/30, 16-by-7-in. extended service brakes
Tiedowns: 15 pair, recessed chain ties next to side rail, sliding winch track with winch strap tie bar
Axles: Hendrickson integral axle

TL-2000 STEEL FLATBED – heavy duty
Floor: 1.125-in. apitong with shiplapped edges
Crossmember: 4-in. high-tensile steel junior I-beams on upper deck
Rub rails: 0.375-by-3 in.
Side rails: 10-gauge steel fabricated
Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 70,000 lb. in 10 ft.; 55,000 lb. in 4 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson AANT23K Intraax air ride with Quick-Align
Brakes: 16.5-by-7-in. drums; Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS
Axles: Hendrickson integral axle

D-EAGLE dropdeck
Floor: 1.125-in. interlocking aluminum floor with four apitong nailers
Crossmember: 5-in. aluminum on lower deck, 4-in. steel junior I-beams on upper deck
Rub rails: 0.375-by-3 in., with recess for reflective tape
Side rails: 6.5-in. aluminum
Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW
Concentrated load capacity: 60,000 lb. in 10 ft.
Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax 230L Zero Maintenance, 23,000-lb. suspension capacity with Quick-Align, Hendrickson Tiremaax tire pressure system
Brakes: Extended service lining, 16-by-7 in.
Tiedowns: 15 pair, recessed chain ties next to side rail, sliding winch track with 12 sliding winches and winch strap tie bar
Axles: 5-in. round integral axle


UTILITY www.utilitytrailer.com
FLATBED 4000A
Floor: 1.125-in. extruded aluminum with four hardwood nail strips
Crossmember: 3-in. steel I-beam on 16-in. centerline
Rub rails: 3/8-by-3 in. welded in place, 24-in. center lines, extruded aluminum on sides and rear only, alternates with pipe spools with 6,500-lb. load rating
Side rails: 5 3/8-in. deep extruded aluminum outside-type side pockets and pipe spools
Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW evenly distributed
Concentrated load capacity: 48-ft. wheelbase, 50,000 lb. over 10 ft.; single coil wheelbase, 47.000 lb. (contoured main beam assemblies for proper weight distribution on axle assemblies)
Suspension: Hendrickson AANT 23,000 lb. with 121-in. spacing
Brakes: Outboard-mounted cast-iron drums, 16-by-7-in. brakes (Abex 931-162 or Carlisle MB21), 2S-1M (Haldex ABS) anti-lock brake system
Tiedowns: Integral cinch track roadside and curbside for sliding cinches
Axles: Hendrickson LDA, N-spindle, Stemco Platinum Performance 5-year wheel-end system


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