2005 Smooth Aluminum

 

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1170 FLORENCE ROAD, COLUMBUS, NJ 08518             PLANT OFFICE: 1-609-499-4141
 

Smooth Aluminum Dry Van Trailers*

STANDARD DESIGN FEATURES 2005

RUNNING GEAR
Tires- 295/75R 22.5 Radials
Wheels- 10-stud unimount disc 8.25 x 22.5
Hubs & Drums-OUTBOARD cast
Axles-22,500# w/"Q" brakes. 2S-1M ABS
Oil Seals, See-Thru type
Spring Brakes- 30/30 each axel
Slack Adjusters-automatic
Suspension; Sliding type subframe. (4) spring loaded locking pins. Full length slide pads 3-leaf springs.

 

UNDERFRAME
Crossmembers:4" 80,000# I-beams on 12" centers
Upper fifth wheel: Auto-welded sandwich design. TOPC-TESTED with 380-440 Brinnell kingpin.  Approach plate is 5/16" steel.
Landing gear mount spans (5) crossmembers. Bolted construction for ease of repair.
Landing gear is 2-speed heavy duty K-brace design
Flooring: 1 3/8" full dimentional hardwood. (24) 5/16" torque-drive screws per crossmember, 3 screws per board offset.
Mud flaps mounted on slide bogie
ICC bumper: Articulated and energy-absorbing under ride design. Meets requirements of FMVSS-223 and FMVSS-224.
Forklift Package: 3 additional crossmembers at rear for 8" spacing last 6 feet of trailer.  Includes 27" steel diamondette threshold plate.
Air and electric lines run in extruded aluminum raceways adjacent to lower rails to prevent crushing by forklift tires.

 

ROOF ASSEMBLY
RoofSheet: 0.040 Aluminum
RoofBows: Steel anti-snag type on 24" centers bonded to roof with 2 rows of VHB tape and fixed to top rail with 2 (1/4") monobolts per side.
Extruded cap at roof perimeter of top flange relieves stress at rivet points through use of a double-sheer design.

 

FRONT ASSEMBLY
Piggyback tested 6-post: aluminum corner posts with integral return legs form a 6" radius corner with a square interior.  (4) 3" deep galvanized front posts are riveted on 2" vertical/4" horizontal centers.
Top rail is 3-piece design with interchangeable corner castings.
Front posts rigidly attached to nose rail and upper fifth wheel by (4) 1/4" fasteners at all post locations at top rail and (6) 3/8" fasteners to front of upper wheel.
Interior 12" high steel bulkhead is standard over 1/2" plywood.
Air and electric connections are surface-mounted roadside on standard prepainted white .050 aluminum sheets.

 

REAR FRAME
Shallow header is standard for maximum door opening. Swing door header consists of heavy duty 7-gauge steel protecting door keepers from the elements. Form 50 gussets added stiffening to combat racking .
Rear frame side posts 4"x2"x3/16" rectangular tubing.
Two-piece sill design extends 6" under floor. Pieces form a channel to which a 5" x3/8" steel lower member is welded to complete the rear sill as a formed tube.
Stop, turn and tail signals and markers are mounted in the rear sill and are protected by 2"x3/8" formed steel bars.
Overhead and swing door options available.

 

PAINT AND FINISH
Flooring is undercoated gray
Steel parts are sandblasted and painted with gray Dupont 5000 high solids paint.
Conspicuity markings per current regulations
Registration holder
* OVER 45'. EXTERIOR POST, FRP AND "PUP" MODELS ARE OPTIONAL!!!!

 

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