CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer has announced that two new high strength steel options are now available for its 4000D-X Composite dry van.
The high strength steel side panel option is currently only available for the DX-100, which comes as an alternative to the standard .040” aluminum side skin. Officials say the option provides a means of countering fluctuations in the price of aluminum.
Using the same exterior side skin material found on plate trailers, the new option features .016” high tensile 80,000 psi, pre-painted white galvanized steel panels that cover the full length of the trailer, including the front wall.
Additionally, a new side-wall system will be made available for both the optional DX-100 and the standard DX-101. It features 18-gauge, 100,000 psi galvanized steel side-wall posts in the bay area, which officials say offers significant weight savings for increased payload capacity.
“When combined, this unique pairing reduces weight while adding to the bottom line, making it a winning combination,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice-president of sales and marketing with Utility.