Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. today announced the launch of the next generation D-X product, the 4000D-X Composite, a composite-wall trailer. Production of the new 2010 model year trailer will begin in January 2009 at two of the company’s manufacturing facilities: Paragould, Arkansas, and Glade Spring, Virginia.
The newly designed standard side wall of the 4000D-X Composite offers the same durability traits of a common-plate trailer, plus such added performance characteristics as enhanced payload-carrying capability, load-securement versatility and long-life expectancy.
The bonded construction of the composite side wall combines Utility’s patented sheet and post design with the foam technology benefits pioneered in the 3000R reefer.
The same aluminum exterior side skin panels used with Utility’s 3000R now give the 4000D-X Composite operator additional weight savings without compromising the side-wall strength or the 101” minimum wearband-to-wearband inside width of the trailer.
The polyurethane foam core of the 4000D-X Composite structurally bonds the interior lining panels to the outside skin panels, providing side-wall durability, strength and lower tare weight.
Premium features available standard, not as options or upgrades, with the 4000D-X Composite include an interior that is fitted with fully-recessed vertical logistic posts on 24” centers (minimum) throughout the trailer. Utility’s 80,000 psi interior lining panels are “squeeze” riveted to the outer skin and side posts to form a patented Snag Free high-strength, durable wall system. Lining and side post structural fasteners are fully recessed so they won’t be impacted by cargo or lift trucks.
The first line of defense for the trailer’s sidewall is the wearband. The lower portion of the interior panel of the 4000D-X Composite includes a full-length, one-piece 12” high 80,000 psi galvanized steel wearband for added impact protection, strength and stiffness.