A new all-aluminum flatbed trailer with a narrow 8-in. neck design from East Manufacturing can be combined with a Sliding Systems Inc. (SSI) Curtainside unit to provide load versatility and protection. In its van configuration, the trailer has a 106-in. clear height and 101-in. inside load width. It can also accommodate up to 50,000 lbs concentrated load in four feet on a 48-ft. spread axle.
The East design has Welded Double T aluminum main beams and structural crossmembers of 6061-T6 aluminum, as well as fully-enclosed hollow-core floor planks and tubular crossmembers. The Curtainside version features a Versa rail, (6061-T6) all-aluminum, one-piece extrusion.
Curtains for the trailer are constructed with a 26-1/2-oz. PVC-coated polyester fabric manufactured by Mehler that is horizontally and vertically reinforced with heat sealable webbing made of high tenacity polyester yarn with a PVC coating. The webbing is 1-7/8-in. wide and .04-in. thick and its breaking strength is rated at 2,900 lbs. at 68 degrees F.