Great Dane shows reefer at GATS

Updated Oct 22, 2009

Great Dane Trailers is debuting its newest refrigerated trailer at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Great Dane says the Classic Truckload reefer features its proprietary ThermoGuard and CorroGuard, which, respectively, help extend the useful life of refrigerated trailers and combat equipment deterioration and corrosion.

The company says the CTL offers protection against everyday abuses of demanding operations, as well as low maintenance features for extended peace of mind: CorroGuard, with Technology by GatorHyde, is Great Dane’s exclusive spray-in-place thermoplastic elastomer coating applied to suspensions and support gear designed to provide long-term protection from road abrasion and corrosion; and ThermoGuard is an exclusive interior thermoplastic liner designed to reduce thermal degradation that occurs with conventional reefer linings.

According to the company, ThermoGuard’s construction helps allow the insulation to perform effectively year after year, extending productivity and the useful lifecycle, while operational costs are reduced as the cooling unit will run less, consume less fuel and require less maintenance. Great Dane says that by helping to maintain insulation performance over the life of the trailer, the cooling unit will not have to work as hard each year to make up for degrading insulation performance; this advantage also helps maintain excess capacity.

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