CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., September 27, 2016 – 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 design that uses 3” and 4” aluminum crossmembers – contributing to an overall 536 lb. weight reduction while adding a standard coil haul package. 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.