Lightweight, High-Capacity Flatbed

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The Lo-Pro Elite flatbed from MAC TrailerThe Lo-Pro Elite flatbed is engineered to provide “ultimate” capacity for general building materials, pipe, and palleted general-freight loads, says MAC Trailer Manufacturing

Load capacities are: 40,000 lb in 4 ft; 43,000 lb in 10 ft; 45,000 lb in 20 ft; 50,000 lb in 30 ft, and 70,000 lb in 53 ft.  With an empty weight of just 9840 lb on the base 53-ft x 102-in trailer (no pockets, spools, or rub band), it’s set up to receive the standard aluminum curtain-side kit from Sliding Systems, weighing another 2440 lb. That brings the total combination weight to a still light 12,280 lb. 

The manufacturer says the trailer is engineered with a low-profile 6.5-in. neck construction and “uniquely designed” crossmembers with an alloy upper-coupler plate that continues from the front formed pick-up plate through frame transition. Mating with a 47-in. fifth-wheel plate height it offers 106-in. inside height from deck to bottom of curtainside roof bows. 

The rear deck height is 47.75 in. with the curtain-side kit, the rear door opening 101 in. floor to header, and door width is 98.25 in.

The trailer is available in a 122-in. spread tandem, a fixed closed tandem, closed tandem slider, and with front or rear sliding axles to meet specific hauling requirements in North America. It can be fitted with pockets, spools, and rub bands for specific hauls, of course, as well as with ‘Conestoga style’ sliding tarp systems.

Canadian distribution is through Transport Trailer Sales in Ontario, Pierquip in Quebec and Ontario, and Fleetstop Trailers in western Canada.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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