Flatbed Performance Features


Aluminum floor with hardwood nailing strips
Aluminum floor with hardwood nailing strips

Two hardwood nailing strips are integrated into the strong aluminum deck for greater cargo securement versatility.
Heavy-duty aluminum outrigger attachments
Heavy-duty aluminum outrigger attachments

Three tube-shaped outriggers located on each side of the flatbed are connected to the aluminum crossmembers, providing stability and helping distribute the load to the main beams.
Heavy-duty pipe spools
Heavy-duty pipe spools

The aluminum side rail with heavy-duty pipe spools and integral winch track is engineered to a 6,500 lb working load limit.
47,000 lb standard coil haul package
47,000 lb standard coil haul package

Designed with 3" aluminum crossbars, that include nine 4" full-width, tapered aluminum crossbars on 8" centerlines to provide optimized strength at the coil.
Available on the 4000AE only
Integral winch track
Integral winch track

The integral winch track is extruded into the aluminum side rails. It features a 6,500 lb working load limit rating.
3" and 4" aluminum crossmembers
3" and 4" aluminum crossmembers

Our patented crossmembers system is featured on the 4000AE. A combination of 3" and 4" aluminum crossmembers replace steel to optimize weight without compromising strength or functionality.
Available on the 4000AE only
Weather protection
Weather protection

Designed to provide superior load protection in all kinds of weather, our long-lasting and durable curtains mean low maintenance and greater performance for improved greater profits.
Available on the Tautliner only
100% soldered main harness
100% soldered main harness

The sealed main harness features 100% soldered internal connectors to prevent corrosive de-icing chemicals from traveling through connections into the wiring.
Load Versatility
Load Versatility

The Tautliner is engineered to allow a vast variety of back hauls, regardless of dimension or size. Its load versatility enables you to use the full length and width of the trailer’s deck to provide for increased backhaul capability.
Available on the Tautliner only
All-steel flatbed for heavy-duty applications
All-steel flatbed for heavy-duty applications

The 4000S has a main beam capacity of 80,000 lb evenly distributed and as much as 57,000 lb single coil capacity.
Available on the 4000S only

Flatbed Performance Options


Multiple steel coil packages
Multiple steel coil packages

Coil packages from 47,000 lb to 57,000 lb are available to match your specific requirements.
Available on the 4000AE, 4000S and Drop Deck only
Sliding suspension systems
Sliding suspension systems

Air ride or spring suspension sliders options provide increased versatility.
Tri-axle suspension systems
Tri-axle suspension systems

Tri-axle suspension options with 49", 60" and 72" spread axles provide higher payload capacity.
Adjustable load securement system (ALSS)
Adjustable load securement system (ALSS)

Aluminum side rails feature the integral ALSS tie-down track and sliding winch track. Movable J-hook tie-down plates provide on-the-deck load securement and can be stored on an optional formed channel attached to the main beam.
In-house outdoor advertising
In-house outdoor advertising

The massive display area on the Tautliner and our color capabilities offer a magnificent opportunity for a moving billboard. Utility’s in-house graphic designers will create displays that get real attention.
Available on the Tautliner only
Additional nailing strip
Additional nailing strip

A third nailing strip is available for increased cargo securement versatility.
Multiple gooseneck length options
Multiple gooseneck length options

Available on the 4000S, this option provides for varied 5th wheel locations.
Available on the 4000S only
Front deck length options
Front deck length options

Available as an option on a Drop Deck, this option provides for varied 5th wheel locations.
Available on the Drop Deck only

Flatbed Durability Features


Aluminum front rail
Aluminum front rail

Designed to lower tare weight on the 4000AE, this high strength aluminum front rail provides added protection, improves durability and reduces maintenance expenses.
ConMet Preset Plus<sup>®</sup> premium wheel end system
ConMet Preset Plus® premium wheel end system

ConMet Preset Plus includes aluminum hub, seals, bearings, spacer and spindle nut. This premium system also comes with an 8-year warranty.
High-quality paint process
High-quality paint process

The main beams are shot blasted to bare metal prior to painting and then coated with a two-part primer and two-part urethane top coat on the exterior surfaces. A rust preventative coating is applied to the interior surfaces of the beams for lower maintenance cost.
Plasma-cut one-piece main beam
Plasma-cut one-piece main beam

Camber-shaped for strength and durability, our one-piece main beams are plasma cut with absolute precision. They have less camber than more flexible all-aluminum beams and typically maintain more of their original shape when loaded. This means less load shifting and “back-slapping” as the trailer flexes up and down.
Hat-shaped top flange
Hat-shaped top flange

Attached to the extruded aluminum floor, the 80,000 psi high strength steel hat-shaped top flange provides additional lateral stability to the trailer.
Front stainless steel corners
Front stainless steel corners

Stainless steel corners and top plates protect against impact damage and provide additional strength and durability, reducing cost of ownership.
Light weight, high strength, low maintenance
Light weight, high strength, low maintenance

The 4000AE delivers the strength and durability of an all-steel trailer and the low weight benefit of an all-aluminum trailer.
Available on the 4000AE only
Rear corners designed for high impact loads
Rear corners designed for high impact loads

On the 4000S, the rear corners are engineered to distribute dock impact into the side rail of the trailer for longer rear life.
Available on the 4000S only
Kin-Sider<sup>™</sup> by Kinedyne<sup>®</sup> curtain
Kin-Sider by Kinedyne® curtain

The strong light weight Kin-Sider curtain features an industry-leading welded design. It is made from a durable 2x2 Panama weave with a flame retardant PVC-laminated polyester substrate material. The PVC-saturated polyester reinforcement straps are sonically welded.
Available on the Tautliner only
High strength-to-weight ratio platform
High strength-to-weight ratio platform

The Tautliner platform features one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios in the curtainside industry, with high-strength front corners, steel rear bumpers, and durable cross member attachments.
Available on the Tautliner only
High-strength light weight superstructure
High-strength light weight superstructure

The .040 inch aluminum roof skin is supported by bonded roof bows and aluminum top rails, creating a light weight and heavy-duty superstructure that delivers a high strength-to weight ratio. The front wall and rear door frame are manufactured from Corten steel for superior protection against corrosion.
Available on the Tautliner only
Microencapsulated adhesive on all screws
Microencapsulated adhesive on all screws

Seals and locks threaded fasteners, creating better and stronger connections. Sealed threads are vibration-proof, protected against corrosion, and are resistant to fuel, oil and grease, reducing maintenance costs.

Flatbed Durability Options


Strap pocket curtain design
Strap pocket curtain design

Vertical pockets with internal straps on 24" center line are “Radio Frequency” welded, for the most durable curtain design in the industry.
Available on the Tautliner only
Curtain wearbands
Curtain wearbands

Optional heavy-duty curtain wearbands are “Radio Frequency” welded in position full length, for improved strength and durability over the older hot-air welded method.
Available on the Tautliner only
Factory-installed D.O.T. and non-D.O.T. rated bulkheads
Factory-installed D.O.T. and non-D.O.T. rated bulkheads

Choose from our D.O.T. rated all-aluminum or steel bulkheads. Non-D.O.T. rated bulkheads are available in weld-on or bolt-on designs.
Hardwood floor system
Hardwood floor system

Durable hardwood floor system that withstands heavy use.
Available on the 4000S only

Flatbed Efficiency Features


Double tapered beam at rear for proper axle loading
Double tapered beam at rear for proper axle loading

This design optimizes load distribution between the axles and extends suspension life.
Hendrickson<sup>®</sup> INTRAAX<sup>®</sup> AANT 23K 121" spread air ride suspension
Hendrickson® INTRAAX® AANT 23K 121" spread air ride suspension

Tapered beam and large-diameter axles reduce weight, minimize fatigue cracking, extend service life and minimize maintenance costs.
Increased payload
Increased payload

Re-engineered for greater efficiency and profitability, the Utility Tautliner is 800 lb lighter than all-steel models, increasing payload while simultaneously increasing durability and lowering maintenance.
Available on the Tautliner only
Greater accessibility
Greater accessibility

The Tautliner’s three-way simultaneous access through the rear doors and both sides ensures easier loading and unloading for faster deliveries without first-on, last-off load planning challenges.
Available on the Tautliner only
Drop Deck solutions for heavy and awkward loads
Drop Deck solutions for heavy and awkward loads

Available in all-steel or aluminum/steel combo designs, our Drop Deck trailers deliver options to deliver superior strength.
Available on the Drop Deck only

Flatbed Efficiency Options


Factory-installed Conestoga<sup>®</sup> XP<sup>&trade;</sup>
Factory-installed Conestoga® XP

Simple to operate, Conestoga XP offered by Utility is a sliding tarp system that protects loads from the elements without costly and time-consuming tarping.
Custom color paints
Custom color paints

A variety of paint colors for your flatbed are available.
Single wide tires
Single wide tires

This option is available to reduce tare weight and improve fuel economy.
Sliding winches
Sliding winches

Integrated into the extruded aluminum side rails on both sides of the flatbed, sliding winches are designed to increase load securement versatility.
Tool boxes
Tool boxes

Most manufacturers and styles are available and will be factory-installed.
Webliner-style curtain design
Webliner-style curtain design

This curtain design option is seamed horizontally, providing a smooth billboard-type background to enhance digital graphics.
Available on the Tautliner only
High quality digital graphics and color options available
High quality digital graphics and color options available

Eye catching digital graphics can be applied and is available as an option. Full digital graphics come with an exclusive Anti-Graffiti coating that resists UV rays and fungal growth. An array of curtain colors are also offered.
Available on the Tautliner only
Easy-pull curtain strap
Easy-pull curtain strap

This option on Tautliner is vertically bolted to curtain assembly to assist in opening the curtain, eliminating the need to pull curtain vertical “strap and buckle” assembly.
Available on the Tautliner only
Liftout post with kite track assembly
Liftout post with kite track assembly

Secures liftout post to roof assembly on Tautliner while providing full access to the load area. Posts can be moved from one end of trailer to the other, but are never detached.
Available on the Tautliner only

Flatbed Safety Features


Durable suspension design
Durable suspension design

An optimized suspension structure minimizes fatigue cracking of the main beams and suspension components for extended frame life.

Flatbed Safety Options


Tire inflation systems
Tire inflation systems

Choose one of our recommended systems to maintain optimum tire pressure in order to increase fuel economy, improve safety and maximize tire life.
Kite track
Kite track

Allows for additional load securement on a Tautliner from “kite” style cargo nets that can easily be repositioned the full length of the trailer.
Available on the Tautliner only
Extra lights for increased visibility
Extra lights for increased visibility

Increase visibility and improve safety by putting lights exactly where you want them.

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