East releases new flatbed

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Updated Aug 16, 2013

East Manufacturing has created a new all-aluminum flatbed trailer with narrow-neck design, which it will debut next week at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

The company says it built the trailer by combining its flatbed trailer with Sliding Systems, Inc.’s all-aluminum curtainside unit, resulting in one of the lightest weight trailers in the industry.

The new all-aluminum flatbed trailer with the SSI Curtainside is designed to haul freight heavy enough for a flatbed with the load capacity and enclosure of a van, the company says. The newly-designed, 8-in.neck on the East aluminum flatbed offers the same durability, strength and payload of the East BST Aluminum Flatbed Trailer along with the ability to be equipped with an enclosure, providing more load versatility and protection, the company says.

East also adds that the van configuration of the new all-aluminum flatbed trailer has a 106-in. clear height – just 4 in. short of a van – and 101-in. inside load width. It also accommodates up to 50,000 lbs. concentrated load in 4 ft. on a 48-ft. spread axle trailer. The flexibility of the curtain side offers load access from both sides as well as the rear door, East says.

For more information, go to www.eastmanufacturing.com and check out the company’s booth (18112) at next week’s event.