Great Dane Trailers says it is showcasing environmentally-friendly components and durable products to help customers go green and save green in Booth No. 1546 at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual meeting, which concludes today, Feb. 11, in Orlando, Fla.
The company says the most durable low-maintenance product in its dry van line, the SSL, features the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay spec with side skirts, front fairings, low rolling-resistance tires, aluminum wheels and other lightweight materials. Together, the use of these components can yield a 6.5 percent savings in fuel, according to Great Dane.
Among the SSL’s attributes are its construction of its single-sided laminate interior lining, which the company says is superior to plywood or plastic linings, and its steel lining designed to provide added protection against forklift damage, which typically can be visible on the outer wall. According to Great Dane, the SSL provides increased cubic capacity comparable to standard plate and composite wall trailers but with additional durability.
Further helping to enhance the durability of the SSL on display is CorroGuard, Great Dane’s proprietary spray-in-place thermoplastic elastomeric coating that is applied to suspensions and support gear to help provide added long-term protection from road abrasion and corrosion. Great Dane says the SSL’s design, along with CorroGuard, can help minimize maintenance costs and extend the life of the trailer.
In addition to Great Dane’s booth exhibit, members of the manufacturing and engineering staff — along with company experts in sales, parts and service — are available to assist attendees.