Fontaine Trailer touts two flatbeds at MATS

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Flatbed manufacturer Fontaine Trailer showcased two products at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.: a triaxle Velocity dropdeck, and a lightweight Revolution Combo composite.

The triaxle Velocity dropdeck model features steel I-beam construction with steel crossmembers to provide superior strength and durability, the company says. Standard features include LED lights, a full-length winch track with 16 sliding winches, a bolt-on steel bumper designed to meet underride requirements for the United States and Canada, rubber dock bumpers, 130 yield stress steel beam material, stake pockets on 24-inch centers, and I-beam crossmembers on 12-inch centers.

“Fontaine Velocity triaxle trailers give our customers heavy-duty performance, reliability and durability,” says John Craig, president of Haleyville, Ala.-based Fontaine Trailer Co. “And with all of the standard features Velocity offers, our customers get more value for their trailer dollar.”

The Revolution Combo composite trailer weighs only 9,000 pounds, yet features an 80,000-pound distributed frame capacity, according to Fontaine. The trailer features 23-inch steel main beams combined with an extruded aluminum floor for maximum strength and support at a lower overall weight, the company says.

The trailer’s sleek, aerodynamic shape helps it cut through the air with an improved drag coefficient, while friction-stir welding helps add to the strength of the floor while reducing weight. The proprietary one-piece extruded aluminum siderail is engineered to withstand impact damage, and an integrated load securement system is designed to make loading and unloading faster and easier.

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