Fontaine unveils “revolutionary” dropdeck trailer

Taking a page from the aerospace industry, Fontaine Trailer has unveiled a 48 ft. dropdeck trailer weighing just 9,300 lbs. yet boasting a load capacity of 54,000 lbs. in just 5 ft

Taking a page from the aerospace industry, Fontaine Trailer has unveiled a 48 ft. dropdeck trailer weighing just 9,300 lbs. yet boasting a load capacity of 54,000 lbs. in just 5 ft.

The Fontaine Revolution Hybrid Dropdeck features a unitized design made possible by technology borrowed from the aerospace industry. With steel main beams with an extruded aluminum floor, the design maintains the integrity of the trailer geometry under load and under centrifugal force for superior handling, reduced tire wear and improved fuel economy, Fontaine said.

The stability of the design virtually eliminates “side-bow” so secured loads are less likely to shift in transit, the company said, reducing the chance of rollover.

An integrated load securement system makes loading and unloading faster.

“We’re really proud of what our design and manufacturing teams have accomplished for our customers,” said John Craig, president. “These Revolution trailers give our customers a real competitive advantage in this very competitive business environment."

The trailer is part of the Revolution series from Fontaine, which also includes the all-aluminum Revolution 60 and Revolution 52 flatbed trailers, and the Revolution Hybrid composite flatbed trailer.

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