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Next Gen Flatbed Trailer Debuts from Utility Trailer Manufacturing

| September 28, 2016

Next Gen Flatbed Trailer Debuts from Utility Trailer Manufacturing

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, has announced the introduction of the new 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 3’’ and 4” 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 3” and 4” 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. 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 is 536 lbs. lighter than the 4000A base model, and 627 lbs. lighter than the 4000A flatbed fitted with an optional coil haul package.

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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New, General Update

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