Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., among the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers, has introduced a new dry van trailer option — the 4000D-X Composite TBR (Tall Bottom Rail).
“Our 4000D-X Composite TBR is a new configuration engineered to deliver long-term performance for unique hauls,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility Trailer. “We’ve taken our proven 4000D-X Composite and loaded it with features that provide even more strength and durability.”
The bottom rail on the 4000D-X Composite TBR is 10 inches taller and 50 percent thicker at floor level than the standard bottom rail. The riveted structural components, including the wearband, have been raised above the pallet impact, rub and work level, and are replaced by the smooth, solid one-piece interior surface of the thick, rugged aluminum Tall Bottom Rail.
The inside dimensions — from wearband to wearband — remain 101 inches. The new option also comes with a standard 20,000-pound floor rating. “The new option weighs less than the competition, yet still offers a 65,000-pound GVWR with increased payload and decreased maintenance, which means an improved bottom line,” said Roland.
The entire 4000D-X Composite TBR model is engineered for heavy hauls that often incur a great deal of forklift abuse and lower wall rubbing, as well as with other features that help to deliver maximum strength and long-term performance.