Utility Trailer Manufacturing recently introduced a new lightweight drop-deck flatbed trailer designed to haul heavy or “awkward” loads. The new 4000AE Drop Deck model incorporates both steel and aluminum, similar to the design of the company’s 4000AE combo flatbed, noted Brett Olsen, Utility’s marketing manager.
“Customers will discover that it weighs less than some all-aluminum trailers, yet it’s available at a more sensible combo-trailer price,” he added.
The 4000AE Drop Deck features a combination of 3- and 4-in. aluminum crossmembers, and it comes standard with a 39,000-lb. coil haul package with a 5-ft. span of 4-in. tapered to 3-in. aluminum crossmembers on 8-in. center lines. It features the ConMet aluminum hub system and delivers an additional 541 lbs. of weight savings compared to the previous design, Olsen said.