Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers this week introduced its new 4000AE flatbed trailer.
“Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. “This next-generation flatbed is an evolution of the proven 4000A with a standard 47,000-pound coil-haul package and a unique 3- and 4-inch aluminum crossmember design. The 4000AE approaches the weight of an all-aluminum trailer yet is available at a combo trailer price.”
The 4000AE flatbed replaces steel crossmembers with a new patent-pending design that uses 3- and 4-inch aluminum crossmembers — contributing to an overall 536-pound weight reduction while adding a standard coil-haul package. Each crossmember sits in a patent-pending saddle that does not use mechanical fasteners to connect the crossmember to the steel main beams. For added stability, three tube-shaped outriggers are located on each side of the 4000AE and are connected to the aluminum crossmembers — aiding in even load distribution to the steel main beams.
For more information about the new flatbed, visit Utility at Booth No. 320 at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. through 4 or contact your local Utility dealership.