CCJ Trailer Focus: Refrigerated

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Compared to dry-van trailers, refrigerated trailers offer more to consider when spec’ing – the type and density of foam insulation, duct design and UV-resistant roofs, just to name a few details. As today’s transportation refrigerated unit manufacturers introduce models with higher operating efficiencies and lower fuel consumption, trailer manufacturers are offering improved insulation and heat isolation on their refrigerated products, resulting in lower TRU operating costs and greater savings for refrigerated carriers.

The following are standard or typical specifications for popular 53-foot refrigerated trailers marketed by leading suppliers. Look for specs of flatbeds in July. Specs of select dry vans appeared in March, but Stoughton Trailers’ dry van models were inadvertently left out; those appear this month on page 88.

 

Great Dane |

Great Dane Everest Untitled 1Everest CL

Refrigerated

Floor: 1.38-inch medium-duty aluminum duct for maximum air return; flush rear gutter; four drains

Crossmember: Front – 4-inch aluminum I-beam; bay area – 5-inch-deep aluminum I-beam; side area – 4-inch-deep steel I-beam; all on 12-inch centers

Suspension: Hendrickson HKANT40K 49-inch spread tandem slide

Brakes: 16.5-by-7-inch extended service linings

Sidewalls: 1.13-inch aluminum J upright on 12- and 24-inch centers; 0.04-inch corrugated aluminum side sheets

Lining: 0.06-inch high-glass-content flat white fiberglass lining

Rear frame: Stainless steel

Rear doors: Aluminum frame swing with triple-seal gasket; prepainted white aluminum cover sheets (standard); stainless steel (optional)

Roof: 0.04-inch aluminum sheet with aluminum bows on 32-inch centers

 

*Look for specs of selected flatbeds in July CCJ.

Trailer manufacturers are offering improved insulation and heat isolation on their refrigerated products, resulting in lower TRU operating costs and greater savings for carriers.

 

 

Hyundai Translead |

Hyundai Untitled 1HT Thermotech

Floor: Extruded aluminum 1.25-inch-high duct type; rear gutter flush with top of floor; last 4 inches of floor reinforced for forklift use with extruded aluminum inserts and 43-by-96-inch composite bearing sheet

CROSSMEMBER: 5-inch-deep extruded aluminum I-beams on 12-inch centers from end of upper running gear rails to support gear; 3-inch-deep high-tensile aluminum I-beam on 12-inch centers between upper coupler and support gear; 4-inch-steel 80,000-lb.-yield I-beams on 12-inch centers over support gear and upper running gear rails; two I-beams in rear 4 feet for impact resistance

Suspension: Hendrickson Vantraxx HKANT40K Air Ride

Brakes: Nonasbestos lining, 16.5-by-7-inch quick-change type, “S” cam-operated automatic slack adjuster

Sidewalls: 0.04-inch prepainted white aluminum side sheet

Lining: 0.065-inch Versitex sides; 0.065-inch Versitex front; 0.065-inch Versitex rear doors; 0.065-inch Versitex ceiling

Rear frame: Stainless steel; hot-dipped galvanized high-tensile steel; bolt-on under-ride protection

Rear doors: Extruded aluminum frame-type swing doors with dual durometer seals and 0.04-inch prepainted white aluminum outer sheets; one anti-rack lock rod per door with rubber-grip handles and heavy-duty extruded aluminum hinges

Roof: One-piece 0.032-inch-thick aluminum; corrugated roof sheet design

 

 

Wabash National |

Arcticlite refrigerated

Floor: 1.375-inch heavy-duty aluminum duct floor with 16,000-lb. forklift rating; single-piece thermoplastic sub-pan

Crossmember: 5-inch aluminum I-beams on 12-inch centers in bay area; 4-inch steel I-beams on 12-inch centers over slider; 4-inch steel I-beams on 8-inch centers in rear 4 feet; HDPE composite floor stringers

Suspension: Hendrickson HKANT-40 Vantraax 40,000-lb. air-ride sliding tandem

Brakes: Meritor WABCO 2S-1M ABS

Sidewalls: 1-inch heavy-duty Z-posts; computer-controlled high-pressure foam injection

Lining: Versitex high-performance thermoplastic liner with integral scuff

Rear frame: Brushed stainless-steel rear frame

Rear doors: Modular door design with inner and outer door seals; nylon hinge and lock rod bushings

Roof: UV-resistant SolarGuard roof

 

 

Utility Untitled 1Utility | 3000R Refrigerated van

Floor: 1.375-inch duct design with 16,000-lb. dynamic fork truck capacity and an integrated wearband; hardwood floor fillers; patented floor attachment system

Crossmember: 5.5-inch-deep aluminum I-beam crossmembers on 12-inch centers in bay area; 4-inch 80,000-psi steel I-beams on 12-inch centers over legs and rear suspension subframe

Suspension: Hendrickson HKANT 40,000-lb. Vantraax air-ride sliding tandem with standard Quik-Draw pin release system

Brakes: 16.5-by-7-inch brakes with outboard cast-iron drums; 2S-1M ABS system

Sidewalls: 0.04-inch prepainted white aluminum side skin with “J”-shaped side posts; foam-in-place insulation system with 4-inch front wall, 2-inch sidewall and 3-inch roof and rear door insulation

Lining: Versitex-Utility VR-2.5 high-impact lining on sidewalls,

front wall, ceiling and rear doors

Rear frame: Satin-finished stainless steel

Rear doors: Patented Barrier Rear Doors with a bonded foam “sandwich” design

Roof: High-tensioned aluminum roof skin; 3-inch foam-in-place roof insulation

 

 

DRY VANS

Editor’s note: Stoughton’s dry van models were inadvertently left out of CCJ’s March review of dry van trailer specifications.

Stoughton’s dry van trailer model specifications are listed below.

 

First Stautnon Untitled 1Stoughton |

Z-Plate

 

Length: 53 ft.

Width: 102.375 in.

Inside width: 101 in.

Sides: Composite plate wall, vertical logistics on 48-in. centers; options for high base rail, various scuffs, plate thickness

Roof: 0.04-in. aluminum, dual-tensioned (sides and front/rear); option for translucent

Rear doors: ½-in. composite; options for roll-up

Floor: 1.375-in. laminated oak; three screws per board, staggered

Crossmember: 4-in. steel I-beam on 12-in. center; option for 5-in. I-beam

Suspension: Holland Air Ride with Black Armour coating

Landing Gear: Holland Atlas 55 with Black Armour coating

Lights: All LED

 

 

Stoughton Untitled 1Stoughton | AVW

Length: 53 ft.

Width: 102.375 in.

Inside width: 98.5 in.

Sides: 0.05-in. aluminum exterior, plywood or Dymondply interior; vertical logistics on 24-in. centers

Roof: 0.04-in. aluminum, dual-tensioned (sides and front/rear); option for translucent

Rear doors: ½-in. composite; options for roll-up

Floor: 1.375-in. laminated oak; three screws per board, staggered

Crossmember: 4-in. steel I-beam on 12-in. center; option for 5-in. I-beam

Suspension: Holland Air Ride with Black Armour coating

Landing Gear: Holland Atlas 55 with Black Armour coating

Lights: All LED

 

 

Stoughton 2 Untitled 11Stoughton | AVXW

Length: 53 ft.

Width: 102.375 in.

Inside width: 100.75 in.

Sides: 0.05-in. aluminum exterior, Dymondply interior; vertical logistics on 24-in. centers

Roof: 0.04-in. aluminum, dual-tensioned (sides and front/rear); option for translucent

Rear doors: ½-in. composite; options for roll-up

Floor: 1.375-in. laminated oak; three screws per board, staggered

Crossmember: 4-in. steel I-beam on 12-in. center; option for 5-in. I-beam

Suspension: Holland Air Ride with Black Armour coating

Landing Gear: Holland Atlas 55 with Black Armour coating

Lights: All LED