East Manufacturing has launched the new Aluminum Drop Deck Beavertail Trailer with level deck ramp system for heavy-duty, robust applications.
The beavertail trailer offers a structural load rating of 80,000-lb. beam capacity overall, and 60,000-pound beam capacity in a 10-foot area.
The newly designed, aluminum drop deck beavertail offers the same durability, strength and payload of the East BST Aluminum Drop Deck Trailer. The strength of the drop deck trailer is the dual-T main beam and exclusive cross member design, which increases durability and balances load stresses more evenly for longer life and less maintenance.
Its two T-shape extrusion sections of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy are welded not bolted. The weld is in the middle of the beam where stress is minimal. Seamless-tubed cross members are more twist resistant in a turn than conventional C-shaped and I-beam cross members. The East patented cross member is more aerodynamic with no open cavities for buildup of ice, snow, mud, etc.
Rated for 23,000-lb. capacity per axle, the beavertail ramp section allows cargo to easily roll up onto the lower deck. The ramp section folds up to become part of the usable deck surface. Decks are available in all aluminum or wood.
Delivering rugged dependability and outstanding ride quality, the beavertail comes standard with a Hendrickson HT250US air-ride suspension. The TRI-FUNCTIONAL bushing of the HT Series in unison with a rigid beam and solid-axle connection provide the ideal combination of ride softness and roll stability.
In addition, East offers optional load scales for more accurate weighing of payload at the dock, reducing time and loading costs. The optional Hendrickson TIREMAAX Pro automatic tire inflation system extends tire life and increases fuel efficiency to maintain constant and accurate air pressure in all trailer tires.