East Manufacturing is introducing the first all-aluminum drop deck trailer with a low-slung 36-inch deck height.

The 36-inch drop deck height has a lower center of gravity, which provides the trailer with more stability. Because it's all-aluminum, it provides strength and weight to allow greater payload optimization. The trailer is available in multi-axle configurations, in lengths up to 53 feet.

"Specialty loads, particularly equipment loads, keep getting taller and taller," says Bill McKenzie, director of dealer development and flatbed products at East. "With the new low-height East drop deck there is less need for partial dismantling of the load to get it below the 13-foot, 6-inch maximum legal height. So haulers have a lot more flexibility in terms of the loads they can haul both efficiently and profitably."