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Fontaine introduces lightweight Revolution dropdeck trailer

JASPER, Ala. -- Fontaine Trailer has unveiled a new dropdeck model from its Revolution trailer line that ...


This Fontaine Revolution dropdeck trailer weighs in at just 9,300 lbs, the company says.
This Fontaine Revolution dropdeck trailer weighs in at just 9,300 lbs, the company says.

JASPER, Ala. — Fontaine Trailer has unveiled a new dropdeck model from its Revolution trailer line that it claims weighs just 9,300 lbs.

The Fontaine Revolution Hybrid Dropdeck is 48’x102″ and features steel main beams with an extruded aluminum floor for strength and stability. Fontaine says the new trailer boasts a concentrated load capacity of 54,000 lbs in five feet.

Fontaine says its latest model borrows technology from the aerospace industry to maintain the integrity of the trailer geometry under load and centrifugal force to provide excellent handling, reduced tire wear and improved fuel economy. The company also claims to have eliminated side-bow, so secured loads are less likely to shift in transit, reducing the risk of rollover.

The one-piece extruded aluminum siderail can withstand impact better than steel, the company claims, and an integrated load securement system simplifies loading and unloading while improving driver safety.

“We’re really proud of what our design and manufacturing teams have accomplished for our customers. These Revolution trailers give our customers a real competitive advantage in this very competitive business environment,” said John Craig, president of Fontaine Trailer Company.

For more info, visit http://www.fontainetrailer.com


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