Utility introduces lighter-weight flatbed
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer has announced the introduction of a lighter-weight 4000AE flatbed trailer.
“Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. “This next-generation flatbed is an evolution of the proven 4000A with a standard 47,000-lb. coil haul package and a unique three- and four-inch aluminum crossmember design. The 4000AE approaches the weight of an all-aluminum trailer yet is available at a combo trailer price.”
The 4000AE flatbed replaces steel crossmembers with a new patent-pending design that uses aluminum crossmembers – contributing to an overall 536-lb 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, Utility announced. 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.
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