American Carrier Equipment unveils steel bottom dump trailer

American Carrier Equipment (ACE) is now delivering a new, ultra-high-tensile-strength steel bottom dump trailer to customers in the western United States.

 At 9,680 lbs., new super-steel belly dump is 30% lighter, handles better, discharges cleaner and pays for itself with extra load capacity, the company says.

The all-steel, tandem-axle, semi-bottom-dump trailer is the culmination of a two-year research, development and field-testing program aimed at producing a tough, lightweight, super breed of trailer for severe-duty applications. The new trailer is 30% lighter, has 300% greater structural integrity and accommodates 12.5% greater load capacity than competitive offerings.

ACE employed advanced design techniques, including finite element analysis (FEA) testing, allowing its engineers to simulate a wide variety of dynamic stresses, from extreme heavy-haul loads to off-road conditions and accelerated aging.

The new ACE bottom dump trailer has also been designed to provide superior discharge characteristics. The interior bed slope has been engineered to promote optimum load release flow when the gate is opened. The design promotes complete emptying and reduces the potential for load material, such as asphalt, to “bridge” or form into non-flowing masses that remain in the trailer bed.

Additional information, including dealer location and product information, can be obtained by contacting American Carrier Equipment at 800-344-2174 or by visiting

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