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Great Dane showcases flatbeds at GATS

Successful Dealer Staff August 22, 2013

Great daneGreat Dane is showcasing its entire series of hard-working Freedom flatbed trailers as well as an Everest reefer optimized for truckload operations at the 2013 Great American Trucking Show this week in Dallas, Texas.

According to Great Dane, attendees visiting the company’s booth (16136) will have a chance to speak with Great Dane product experts and see many of the company’s innovative line-up of trailers in-person. Great Dane says it is highlighting many of the standard and optional features in its flatbed trailer line that make them adaptable to just about any job.

Featured in the booth will be six flatbed trailers including two all-aluminum Freedom XP models, three all-steel Freedom SE’s (including a drop-deck and a 53 ft. tri-axle model with a rolling tailpipe optimized for oil field use), and a Freedom LT hybrid aluminum/steel flatbed trailer outfitted with Great Dane’s new optional Appearance Package for enhanced visual impact, the company says.

Other optional features showcased in this year’s flatbed show models are said to include thicker main beams and extra crossmembers for added strength and durability, bulkheads, a dunnage rack, storage tool boxes and a variety of load securement enhancements. Also featured are a Hendrickson TIREMAXX Pro tire inflation system and a Hendrickson under-beam lift kit with Wabco load-sensing lift control that raises one of the trailer’s axles when not needed to improve maneuverability and reduce tire wear, the company says.

Additionally, the booth also will feature one of the company’s industry-leading Everest TL reefers, equipped with Great Dane’s patented ThermoGuard lining that the company says significantly reduces insulation degradation, cooling unit fuel consumption and water vapor intrusion through the liner over the life of the trailer. The Everest TL show trailer also is equipped with a Laydon Composites aerodynamic skirt, a Hendrickson TIREMAXX Pro tire inflation system, Bridgestone Ecopia tires, and CorroGuard, Great Dane’s exclusive corrosion-resistant undercoating, the company says.

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