East unveils prototype of Genesis dump trailer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. East Manufacturing is so excited about its latest dump trailer, it is displaying it at the Mid-America Trucking Show here even though it has yet to be named

LOUISVILLE, Ky. East Manufacturing is so excited about its latest dump trailer, it is displaying it at the Mid-America Trucking Show here even though it has yet to be named.

The prototype, the latest in the Genesis line of trailers, combines the advantages of a square-box dump trailer with the advantages of a half-round trailer. The concept brings together the lighter tare weight of a half-round while maintaining the handling and stable dumping characteristics of a square box, East said.

The benefits of this “hybrid” design, East engineers said, include a total weight in the 9,500 to 10,000 lbs. range, depending on options; two-plus additional yards of capacity than a traditional half-round trailer; a center of gravity 7 in. lower than a traditional half-round which increases cornering and stability; and a stronger, more rigid body to improve stability and resistance to body twisting.

Following Mid-America, the trailer will be road-tested and a name chosen. East expects to begin taking orders by mid-summer.

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