CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce the introduction of the 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 lb. coil haul package and a unique 3’’ and 4” 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” aluminum crossmembers – contributing to an overall 536 lb. 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.
The rugged 4000AE comes standard with a 47,000 lb. coil haul package, yet it is 536 lbs. lighter than the 4000A base model, and 627 lbs. lighter than the 4000A flatbed fitted with an optional coil haul package. For more information about Utility’s new 4000AE flatbed, please visit Utility at Booth #320 at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1st through October 4th or contact your local Utility dealership.
About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America's oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic side skirts. Utility currently operates five trailer manufacturing facilities across the United States. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia and Clearfield, Utah plants. The 4000D-X Composite® and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000A®, 4000AE™, 4000S®, and drop deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Visit: www.utilitytrailer.com for more information.