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East Manufacturing Debuts Integrated Double-L Side-Rail System

April 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
East Manufacturing Debuts Integrated Double-L Side-Rail System

East Manufacturing of Randolph, Ohio, has introduced its new patent-pending integrated extruded aluminum side-rail system to accommodate a Double-L winch with flat-hook straps for cargo securement.

Available on both sides of the East Beast or Beast II flatbed trailer, the flat hook tie downs are interchangeable, allowing torque to be applied evenly to stabilize the load. Each tie down is movable so it can be positioned exactly where needed to firmly secure the cargo. Once the flat hook is engaged, the unique design of the rail holds the hook in place while you put tension on the strap. The East design allows you to use and source Double-L winches wherever you find cargo securement accessories.

The side rail still maintains all of the standard features and benefits of East’s exclusive Securetight cargo control system. It’s a specially designed adjustable chain tie-down and unique winch strap capture system, where movable tie-downs across the top of the side rail provide positive locking every eight inches.

Straps go inside, not over top of the rail, protecting the strap from chafing against the winch hook and from shearing or cutting should the trailer be involved in a mishap.

The system combines versatility and safety in cargo handling. The new side-rail system meets the 5,400-pound maximum load rating standard for flatbed trailers set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

East Manufacturing Corp. is a leading manufacturer of a full line of aluminum platform, dump and refuse trailers, and steel dump trailers and dump bodies, for the commercial vehicle, construction, agricultural and refuse markets.