Great Dane targets corrosion

Great Dane Trailers’ new lines of dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals used on roads in cold weather, the company announced Wednesday in Louisville.

Now standard on its dry vans are EnduroGuard rear frames, which have redesigned aluminum bottom rails fastened with aluminum rivets on I-beam crossmembers. The rear frame also has galvanized steel roof bows and composite swing-type rear doors with dual-seal gaskets, galvanized steel skins and a polymer core.

Its reefers offer similar rear frame upgrades.

All of the company’s trailers, including the Champion dry van line, Freedom flatbed line and Everest line of reefers, also are equipped with Stemco Platinum Performance Plus wheel end systems that come with a six-year warranty. Also standard now are Grote Micro Nova LED lamps.

New optional equipment is available, including Alcoa aluminum wheels, a lightweight package and corrosion-fighting undercarriage upgrades.

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