Utililty Launches 4000D-X Composite Dry Van
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Utility Trailer announced the launch of the 4000D-X Composite wall trailer.
Production of the new 2010 model year trailer will begin in January 2009 at two of the company's manufacturing facilities: Paragould, Ark., and Glade Spring, Va.
The newly designed standard side wall of the 4000D-X Composite offers the
same durability traits of a common plate trailer, plus added performance
characteristics such as enhanced payload carrying capability, load securement versatility and long life expectancy.
The bonded construction of the composite side wall combines Utility's patented sheet and post design with the foam technology benefits in the 3000R reefer. The same aluminum exterior side skin panels used with the 3000R reefer now gives the 4000D-X Composite operator additional weight savings without compromising the side wall strength or the 101-inch minimum wearband-to-wearband space inside width of the trailer.
The polyurethane foam core structurally bonds the interior lining panels to the outside skin panels, providing side wall durability, strength and lower tare weight. The primary advantage in Utility's polyurethane foam core over the polyethylene core found in common plate trailers is that polyurethane has a much lower density. This translates to a lower weight, more productive trailer.
Premium features available standard include an interior that is fitted with fully recessed vertical logistic posts on 24-inch centers (minimum) throughout the trailer. Utility's 80,000-psi interior lining panels are "squeeze" riveted to the outer skin and side posts to form a patented Snag Free high-strength, durable wall system. Lining and side post structural fasteners are fully recessed so they won't be impacted by cargo or lift trucks.
The first line of defense for the trailer's sidewall is the wearband. The lower portion of the interior panel includes a full-length, onepiece 12" high 80,000 psi galvanized steel wearband for added impact protection, strength and stiffness.
It also offers a 27-inch-deep integrated threshold plate. It is fully welded to both the buckplate and the 24-inch-deep side gussets. Extra floor support is built in, with two 5-1/8-inch-deep steel channel crossmembers that are welded to the slider subframe and the bottom of the threshold plate.
More info: www.utilitytrailer.com