New Utility Flatbed

Rolf Lockwood

Utility Trailer Manufacturing says its new 4000AE flatbed trailer “delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer.”

Called a “next generation” trailer, it’s an evolution of the proven 4000A with a standard 47,000-lb coil-haul package and a unique crossmember design. It’s said to approach the weight of an all-aluminum trailer  at a combo trailer price.

The 4000AE flatbed replaces steel crossmembers with a new patent-pending design that uses 3- and 4-inch aluminum crossmembers, contributing to an overall weight reduction while adding a standard coil haul package.

Each crossmember sits in a patent-pending saddle that does not use mechanical fasteners to connect the crossmember to the steel main beams. For added stability, three tube-shaped outriggers are located on each side of the 4000AE and are connected to the aluminum crossmembers – aiding in even load distribution to the steel main beams.

The 4000AE comes standard with a 47,000-lb coil-haul package, yet it’s said to be 536 lb lighter than the 4000A base model and 627 lb lighter than the 4000A flatbed with the optional coil package. 

Rolf Lockwood

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

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