The Tautliner loads like a flatbed and protects like a van, providing three-way simultaneous access. Utility Tautliner can also be custom built with a variety of options to meet your operational requirements.
Light weight superstructure
Kin-Sider™ by Kinedyne® curtain
The 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.
High-strength light weight superstructure
The aluminum roof skin is supported by bonded roof bows and aluminum top rails, creating a light weight and heavy-duty superstructure. The Corten steel front wall and rear doors provide superior protection against corrosion.
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.
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.
Buckle and hook assembly
The Kin-Sider curtain also includes a buckle and hook assembly with a pull-to-release action that makes it easier to operate, especially in cold weather.
The Tautliner tensioning system with the Kin-Sider curtain provides a secure, weathertight ﬁt for added 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.
Heavy-duty aluminum outrigger attachments
Three tube-shaped outriggers located on each side of the flatbed are connected to the crossmembers, providing stability and helping distribute the load to the main beams.
Hat-shaped top flange
The 80K steel hat-shaped top flange provides added lateral stability adding to a longer trailer life.
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.
Aluminum floor with hardwood nailing strips
Two hardwood nailing strips are integrated into the strong aluminum deck for greater cargo securement versatility.
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.
Integral winch track
The integral winch track is extruded into the aluminum side rails. It features a 6,500 lb working load limit rating.
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.
Utility I.C.C. bumper
Meets DOT and Transport Canada safety requirements.
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.
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.
Allows for additional load securement on a Tautliner from “kite” style cargo nets that can easily be repositioned the full length of the trailer.
Additional nailing strips
A third nailing strip is available for increased cargo securement versatility.
Hardwood floor system
For those applications that require a durable hardwood floor solution, we have the system that withstands heavy use.
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.