East Manufacturing is offering an aluminum air tank as standard on all trailer types and models, with reduced weight and better protection from the elements than a comparable steel tank.
The East aluminum air tank is made with less corrosive and lighter material than the steel air tank and weighs 13.8 pounds, which is 10.7 pounds less than a comparable steel model. The trailer air tanks provide air pressure volume to operate the pneumatic system, including brake actuation and suspension performance, including lift axles, steer axles, tire inflation and tailgate operation.
Each East trailer has a minimum of two tanks, increasing with the number of axles. Multi-axle trailers with a variety of lifts and/or steer axles could translate up to 150 pounds in weight reduction, according to East.
“We are pleased to offer aluminum air tanks as standard,” said Dave de Poincy, president. “The advanced technology provides lower maintenance cost and increased payload, reflecting our mission to provide optimum payload and reduced downtime for our customers.”