Trailer Focus: Flatbeds

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Key specifications of selected flatbed and dropdeck trailers from leading suppliers

 

 

DOONAN | www.doonan.com | 482 DB 14M

 

Doonan Untitled 1Floor: 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 II  

 

EastFloor: Knurled, 3-nailers, integrated outside rail

Crossmember: 22 in. with coil package

Distributed load capacity: 120,000-lb. GVW

Concentrated load capacity: 65,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax 25K; options available

Brakes: 16½-by-7 in., automatic slack adjusters, 4S-2M ABS

Tiedowns: Integrated winch track on both sides

Axles: TP, 121-in. spacing, 30 in. axle-to-rear

Rear stairway: Optional

 

 

FONTAINE | www.fontainetrailer.com |

Revolution Hybrid Combo Dropdeck

 

Fontaine Untitled 1Floor: Friction stir welded aluminum with coil support

Main beams: Steel

Weight: 9,340 lbs. with tandems

Crossmember: Unitized construction,

box beam design

Rub rail/side rail: Aluminum, single routed

extrusion, single-piece design

Distributed load capacity: 52,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT23K

Brakes: 16½ -by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS

Tiedowns: 15 pairs recessed in side rails, optional aluminum removable deck chain and chock supports available with unlimited position capability

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

 

 

CCJ’s roundup of the latest dry van models appeared in our March 2012 issue, while our coverage of the latest refrigerated models appeared in May 2012.

 

 

Revolution Hybrid Combo Flatbed

 

Revolution Untitled 1Floor: Friction stir welded aluminum with coil support

Main beams: Steel

Weight: 8,640 lbs. with super single tires and 8,990 lbs. with tandems

Crossmember: Unitized construction, box beam design

Rub rail/side rail: Aluminum, single routed extrusion, single-piece design

Distributed load capacity: 54,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT23K

Brakes: 16½ -by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS

Tiedowns: 15 pairs recessed in side rails, optional aluminum removable deck, chain and chock supports available with unlimited position capability

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

 

 

Phantom All-Aluminum Flatbed

 

Phantom Untitled 1Floor: Friction stir welded aluminum with coil support

Main beams: Aluminum

Weight: 7,990 lbs. with super single tires and 8,390 lbs. with tandems

Crossmember: Unitized construction, box beam design

Rub rail/side rail: Aluminum,

single routed extrusion,

single-piece design

Distributed load capacity: 52,000 lb. in 4 ft., 60,000 lb. in 4 ft. with extra-duty option

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT23K

Brakes: 16½ -by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS

Tiedowns: 15 pairs recessed in side rails, optional aluminum

removable deck, chain and chock supports available with unlimited position capability

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

 

 

Velocity Steel Dropdeck

 

Velocity Untitled 1Floor: 11⁄8-in. wood, continuous

Crossmember: 18-in. centers front deck, 12-in. centers rear deck, 4-in. junior I-steel

Rub rails: 2½-in. rolled formed steel

Side rails: 6-in. structural channel at 6½ 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 Intraax AANL23K

Brakes: 16-by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring, automatic slack adjusters, Meritor Wabco 4S/2M ABS

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

 

 

Infinity Composite Flatbed

 

Infinity Untitled 1Floor: 11⁄8-in. aluminum with four wood nailer strips

Crossmember: 12-in. centers, 4-in. junior I-steel

Rub rails: 3-in. extruded aluminum

Side rails: 5¾-in. extruded aluminum

Distributed load capacity: 80,000-lb. GVW

Concentrated load capacity: 55,000 lb. in 5 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT23K

Brakes: 16-by-7-in. fast change, cast drums, spring, 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 SE

 

Great Dane Untitled 1Overall length: 48 ft. for WSAR 121 axle centers

Undercarriage design: Tandem axle, fixed air ride

Mainbeam flanges: 3⁄8-by-5 in. top

Overall width: 102 in.

Upper coupler height: 48 ft.

Kingpin location: 30 in. from nose

Landing gear location: 112 in. from kingpin

Crossmember: 4-in. steel I-beam on 16-in. centers

Rub rails: ¼-by-2 in.

Side rails: 6-in.-deep structural channel

Suspension: Hendrickson AANT 23K

Axles: Hendrickson Tapered Spindle

Brakes: Wabco 2S/1M Easy Stop, 16½-by-7 in.

 

 

Freedom LT

 

Freedom Untitled 1Overall length: 48 ft. for WSAR 121 axle centers

Undercarriage design: Tandem axle, fixed air ride

Mainbeam flanges: 3⁄8-by-5 in. top

Overall width: 102 in.

Upper coupler height: 48 ft.

Kingpin location: 30 in. from nose

Landing gear location: 112 in. from kingpin

Crossmember: 4-in. steel I-beam on 16-in. centers

Rub rails: 3-in. aluminum

Side rails: Extruded aluminum

Suspension: Hendrickson AANT 23K

Axles: Hendrickson Tapered Spindle

Brakes: Wabco 2S/1M Easy Stop, 16½-by-7 in.

 

 

Freedom XP

 

Freedom X Untitled 1Overall length: 48 ft. for WSAR 121 axle centers

Undercarriage design: Tandem axle, fixed air ride

Mainbeam flanges: 3⁄8-by-5 in. top

Overall width: 102 in.

Kingpin location: 30 in. from nose

Landing gear location: 112 in. from kingpin

Crossmember: 4-in. aluminum on 16-in. centers

Rub rails: 3-in. aluminum

Side rails: Extruded aluminum

Suspension: Hendrickson AANT 23K

Axles: Hendrickson Tapered Spindle

Brakes: Wabco 2S/1M Easy Stop, 16½-by-7 in.

 

 

MAC | www.mactrailer.com |

Aluminum Flatbed

 

Aluminum Flatbed Untitled 1Models: M-52, M-60, M-72, M-80

Lengths: 28-53 ft.

Widths: 96 in. and 102 in. with or without rub band and pockets

Floor: Extruded aluminum hollow core decking with apitong nailers

Crossmember: 5-in. extruded capped channel, spacing determined by customer application

Distributed load capacity: 90,000 to 110,000 lb. based on main beam selection; 4 ft. concentrated load, 45,000 to 80,000 lb. based on main beam selection and trailer wheelbase

Suspension: Hendrickson AANT230 23K

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax w/TP, same inner and outer bearings

Brakes: 23,000-lb. extended life brake lining

 

 

Dropdeck Platform

 

Dropdeck Untitled 1Lengths: 40-53 ft.

Upper deck length: 10 ft.

Widths: 96 in. and 102 in. with or without rub band and pockets

Floor: Extruded aluminum hollow core decking with apitong nailers

Crossmember: 5-in. extruded capped channel, spacing determined by customer application

Distributed load capacity: 90,000 lb.; 4 ft. concentrated load, 52,000 lb. on 48 ft., 48,000 lb. on 53 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson AANL230 23K

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax w/TP, same inner and outer bearings

Brakes: 23,000-lb. extended life brake lining with 255/70R22.5 tires

 

 

TRANSCRAFT | www.transcraft.com | Benson 524 Aluminum Flatbed

 

Forget Untitled 1Floor: 1¼-in. hollow core box design aluminum with 4 apitong nailers

Crossmember: 5-in. aluminum C-channels on 16-in. centers

Length: 42-53 ft.

Width: 102 in.

Concentrated load capacity: 52,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension/axles: Hendrickson Intraax AANT 23K 121-in. widespread

Brakes: Abex long-life linings, Meritor 4S2M ABS

 

 

DTL-2100/DTL-3000

Steel Step Deck

 

Dtl1Floor: Wood

Crossmember: 4-in. steel, 12-in. centers

Rub rails: 3⁄8-by-2½-in. steel

Side rails: 10-gauge fabricated steel

Concentrated load capacity: DTL-2100, 60,000 lb. in 10 ft./55,000 lb. in 4 ft.;

DTL-3000, 85,000 lb. in 10 ft./80,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson AANL 23K air ride with Quick-Align

Brakes: Meritor 4S2M ABS

Axles: Hendrickson Intraax

 

 

Eagle Combo Flatbed

 

Floor: Combination 11⁄8-in. interlocking aluminum planks with 4 apitong nailers

Crossmember: 5-in. aluminum, 12-in. centers

Rub rails: 3⁄8-by-3-in. aluminum

Side rails: 6½-in. aluminum extrusion

Concentrated load capacity, heavy duty: 70,000 lb. in 10 ft./65,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Eagle Combo Untitled 1Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT 23K 121-in. widespread with Quick-Align

Brakes: Meritor 4S2M ABS

Axles: Hendrickson integral

 

 

Eagle II Combo Flatbed

 

Floor: Combination 11⁄8-in. interlocking aluminum planks with 4 apitong nailers

Crossmember: 4-in. steel, 12-in.

centers

Rub rails: 3⁄8-by-3-in. aluminum

Side rails: 6½-in. aluminum extrusion

Concentrated load capacity, heavy duty: 70,000 lb. in 10 ft./65,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT 23K 121-in. widespread with Quick-Align

Brakes: Abex long-life linings, Meritor 4S2M ABS

Axles: Hendrickson integral

 

 

D-Eagle Combo Step Deck

 

D Eagle Untitled 1Floor: 11⁄8-in. interlocking aluminum planks with 4 apitong nailers

Crossmember: 5-in. aluminum, 12-in. centers

Rub rails: 3⁄8-by-3-in. aluminum

Side rails: 6½-in. aluminum extrusion

Concentrated load capacity: 60,000 lb. in 10 ft./55,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax

AANT 23K 121-in. widespread with Quick-Align

Brakes: Abex long-life linings, Meritor 4S2M ABS

 

 

TL-2000 Steel Flatbed – Heavy Duty

 

Tl2000 Untitled 1Floor: 11⁄8-in. interlocking aluminum planks with 4 apitong nailers

Crossmember: 4-in. steel, 12-in. centers

Rub rails: 3⁄8-by-2½-in. steel

Side rails: 10-gauge fabricated steel

Concentrated load capacity, heavy duty: 70,000 lb. in 10 ft./65,000 lb. in 4 ft.

Suspension: Hendrickson Intraax AANT 23K 122-in. widespread with Quick-Align

Brakes: Meritor 4S2M ABS

Axles: Hendrickson integral

 

 

UTILITY | www.utilitytrailer.com | 4000S

 

Utility Untitled 1Floor: 11⁄8-in. dimensional shiplap hardwood

Crossmember: 3-in. steel I-beam on 12-in. centerline

Rub rails: 1⁄4-by-3-in. high-tensile steel

Side rails: 47⁄16-in. high-tensile bolt-on steel

Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW

Suspension: Holland Binkley SP9000 Series Duralite spring

Brakes: Outboard-mounted cast-iron drums, 16½-by-7-in. Bendix 2S/1M ABS system

Tiedowns: Steel pipe spools on 24-in. centers

Axles: Hendrickson LDA

 

 

Drop Deck

 

Dropdeck Untitled 11Floor: 11-ft. front deck with 21-in. drop, 11⁄8-in. extruded aluminum with four hardwood nail strips

Crossmember: 3-in. steel I-beam on 12-in. centerline

Rub rails: 3⁄8-by-3-in. extruded aluminum with recess for conspicuity tape

Side rails: 53⁄8-in.-deep extruded aluminum with integral sliding winch track on each side

Distributed load capacity: 80,000 lb. GVW

Suspension: Hendrickson AANL, 23,000 lb. with 121-in. spacing

Brakes: Outboard-mounted cast-iron drums, 16½-by-7-in. Bendix 2S/1M ABS system

Tiedowns: Integral winch track roadside and curbside for sliding winches

Axles: Hendrickson LDA