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  1. Dry Freight Van Trailer (P-Series) Smart Buyer’s Comparison Guide Consolidated Trailers, Inc., GS30F0025R

  2. 102 5/16 “ 98 5/16” 110” 13’ 6” 49 ½ “ P-SeriesBasic Specifications • Length: 53’ • Height: 13’6” • Upper Coupler: 47” • Inside Height: 110.00” • Width: 102.36”

  3. P-SeriesBasic Specifications • 6” Radius corners • 36” King pin setting • GD60 Landing gear located 98.50” from king pin • .050” Prepainted white aluminum nose and slide sheets. • .040” Aluminum roof • 4” I-beam crossmembers on 12” centers • Binkley UltraLite 2 spring suspension • Bridgestone 295/75R 22.5 low profile tires

  4. P-SeriesBasic Specifications • Composite swing doors with one lock rod per door panel. • Rear frame painted white. • Hardwood plywood lining. • 1 1/8” x 16 gauge hat section side posts. (3) additional per side between coupler and landing gear. • Laminated hardwood flooring. • Anti-snag steel roof bows, fully bonded on 24” centers. • ½” bottom plywood lining & ¼” above in the nose.

  5. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits TRAILER FRONT: • 6.85” Top nose rail depth. • One piece nose rail eliminates excess joints. • Nose rail also incorporates a wire protection groove. • Four 2.50” deep x 16 gauge steel nose posts. Flange riveted to front sheets. • Rivet spacing 4.00” C/L with 2.00” C/L at sheet laps. • .050” pre-painted white panels. • Trucklite #97859 registration holder. Located lower road side for easy access.

  6. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits LOWER TRAILER FRONT: • One piece extruded aluminum front closure covers exposed steel parts. Protects from damage and the elements. • 3/16” x 4” high internal bulkhead protects against forklift damage. • Gladhands mounted on a stainless steel bracket. • Air and electrical lines protected by extruded aluminum channel. • Exterior air & electrical connections mounted on exterior for ease of repair. Mounting bolts are welded in place to ease repair.

  7. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits COUPLER: • One piece .25” hi-tensile steel approach plate and mainbeam plate. • Full width rolled lip provides front impact protection. • Six heavy duty channel stiffeners in approach area to protect against cupping. • AAR certified king pin provides superior strength and wear. • Fifteen hand holes for access to air & electrical lines. • Air & electrical lines suspended through coupler in conduit to protect against wear.

  8. One-Piece Bottom Plate One-Piece Bottom Plate When Mainbeam & Approach Plate are Same Thickness BOTTOM OF COUPLER ASSEMBLY

  9. Forward Stiffeners • New design includes (6) channels for dry vans.

  10. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits CROSSMEMBERS BETWEEN SUPPORT GEAR AND COUPLER: • (4) 2.25” x 3/16” Hat shaped crossmembers used to obtain 110” interior height. • Hat shaped crossmembers installed as subassembly. 1/4” side plates creates continuous end-clip on each side. • Anti-snag hat design protects against tire damage. • Torx head screw with washer and locknut keeps floor secure at high stress areas.

  11. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits LANDING GEAR TYPE: • Great Dane GD60. 50,000# lift capacity, 140,000# static capacity. • Five crossmember mount with common end clip. AAR rated. • 0.25” x 2.00” x 2.50” x mounting angle welded to crossmembers. • Major components bolted in place for ease of repair. • Grade 8 mounting bolts attach bracing to landing gear legs.

  12. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits CROSSMEMBER REINFORCEMENTS FOR LANDING GEAR: Steel gusset between front and rear crossmembers gives extra strength.

  13. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits LANDING GEAR BRACING: • “K” bracing offers superior strength. • 5/8” Grade 8 support gear mounting bolts with lock nuts. • 1.66” OD tube fore and aft diagonal brace. • 3.00” structural channel K-Brace horizontal and diagonal. • 7 gauge x 13.00” x 48.00” mounting gussets.

  14. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits LANDING GEAR SHOE: • 10.00” x 10.00” cushion foot. • Removable feature. • Reduces vertical force in the crossmembers and bottom rail up to 50%.

  15. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits Common End Clip

  16. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits CROSSMEMBER SPACING: • 12.00” spacing on crossmembers. • 4.00” Steel I-beam crossmembers are 80,000 psi - 3.45 LB/FT. material. • The strongestdesign in the industry.

  17. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits UNDERCOATING: • Floor is pre-undercoated and caulked at seams. • Crossmembers are pre-coated with wax including the end clips. • Pre-coating allows for full coverage of both floor and crossmember.

  18. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits CROSSMEMBER ATTACHMENT: • Four 3/8” aluminum rivets per end clip to prevent rotation of crossmembers under load. • 4.00” spacing of fastener to distribute stress. • End clips material is 10 ga. x 4.00” x 5.00” hot rolled steel. • Mylar tape full length of bottom rails and coated end clips provide superior corrosion resistance.

  19. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits FORWARD SLIDER RAIL ATTACHMENT: • Reinforcing clips are standard on front two crossmembers on each side for extra strength and attachment to rail. • Stop blocks are standard front and rear.

  20. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits SPRING SUSPENSION QUICK RELEASE: Slider quick release feature is standard.

  21. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits SPRING SUSPENSION: Binkley Ultralite 2 consists of: • Liteslide 4 subframe (bogie) • Duralite suspension -Slider rails -Hangers -Spring seats -U-bolts -Torque arms • 3 Leaf Springs are standard • 44,000 lb. capacity

  22. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits AIR RIDE SUSPENSION: Hendrickson HKANT-40 consists of : • K2 Slider box (bogie) • Slider rails • Integrated suspension and axle beams Options Manual dump valve Automatic dump valve “Air assist” pin puller Surelok device

  23. SURELOK Device • Maintain trailer ride height while minimizing trailer walk during loading and unloading • Limits vertical andhorizontal movement • Automatically engageswhen parking brake is set • No driver interventionrequired

  24. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits MUDFLAP MOUNTING BRACKET: • 0.25” x 2” x 3” angle - full width mounted to rear of slider. • Secured with 2.00” x 24.00” backing plates using hex head cap screw with locknut. • Universal bolt mounting pattern meets TMC RP-701.

  25. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits REAR FRAME

  26. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits HEADER AND DRIP MOULDING: • Standard L.E.D. Rear header lamps • 0.50” x 2.00” flat bar for light protection • 0.19” x 2” x 3” tube with integral galvanneal drip molding

  27. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits HORIZONTAL BAR CONSPICUITY: • Recessed in formed horizontal tube protects conspicuity tape. • Reduces maintenance.

  28. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits DOORS: • .50” composite with galvanized interior backing. • One lockrod per panel with cast keepers. • Four (4) aluminum hinges per panel. • “Break-away” design allows hinges to break prior to door damage, saving the more expensive door panel. • Mylar tape between outer aluminum door skin & hardware to prevent oxidation. • Standard dual seal gaskets on doors.

  29. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits DOOR HARDWARE: • One Carriage bolt top & bottom on each lock for theft prevention with camtainer tee nuts. • Two rod guides each rod for total of four lock rod guides. • One 6.00” x 6.00” anti-theft plate. • Secura-Cam anti-theft feature on curbside door.

  30. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits DOOR HINGES/ BUMPER: • Three 3/8” fasteners per hinge with breakaway feature. • Rubber bumpers protect side panel damage from door hardware. • Four aluminum 3.875” breakaway hinges. • Bushings around all hinge pins significantly reduce wear. • Camtainer fasteners on top and bottom hinge for anti-theft protection.

  31. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits REAR FRAME CONNECTION: • 10 ga. x 2.00” x 5.00” steel structural tube corner posts. • Two crossmember rear frame connection ( box section). • 1/4” x 8.50” x 13.00” bottom rear gusset - six 3/8” torx head cap screws with lock nuts. • Lower side marker lights and ABS lights recessed in gusset for protection.

  32. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits TOP CORNER GUSSET: • 0.25” gussets give superior anti-rack protection. • Provides a full 110.00” inside rear frame opening height. • No need for wedge design. • Bolt heads on the inside to protect cargo.

  33. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits INTERIOR LINING - STANDARD HAT POSTS: • 1/4” x 48.00” x 96.00” hardwood plywood side lining. • Plywood starts above scuff liner. • 48 self drilling screws per 48.00” x 96.00” plywood section typical 8.00” centers on seams. • Plywood retainer between horizontal pieces protects from cargo snagging, also allows for expansion plywood.

  34. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits INTERIOR LININGS - LOGISTIC POST: • ¼” x 24” x 96” hardwood plywood installed vertically. • Plywood starts below top of scuff liner. • Self drilling screws installed on 8” centers. • Logistic slots on 4” vertical centers. • Block foam located behind plywood to reduce “concavity” effect.

  35. INTERIOR LININGS - SSL 1/4” x 22” x 96” Hardwood plywood “backer” with .019” galvanized steel facing. Steel is treated with an acrylic clear coat to prevent oxidation. SSL panel starts below top of the scuff liner (approximately 2”). Logistic Post required. Block foam pads located behind SSL panels to prevent concavity. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits

  36. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits ROOF BOWS: • Steel anti-snag bows for cargo protection. • Two fasteners per end, .25” aluminum rivets. • Heavy duty two part epoxy bond used on both bow flanges provides strongest connection available. Top surface of the bow is knurled for superior adhesion. • 24.00” centers allow for “Loop” frame connection with side posts and crossmembers.

  37. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits CORNER CAP: • 1.00” rivet spacing at front. • Formed aluminum corner cap, .081” thick. • Additional radial depth for strength and leak protection. • Caulked and sealed. • Ease of repair for upper corner damage.

  38. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits AIR & ELECTRICAL WIRING: • Air & electrical lines runs along outer edges in bottom rail. • No hat channel needed in floor where forklift or cargo damage can occur. • Ease or repair-accessible. • 3/8” service (blue) tubing. • 1/2” emergency (red) tubing. • Retainers keep tubing in place.

  39. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits INTERIOR FLOOR/COUPLER ATTACHMENT: • Coupler extends 50.00” from front to be less susceptible to dishing or moisture. • Typical floor butted to form smooth transition in joggle van. • Five screws per boards at coupler connection, secured with lock nuts.

  40. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits TOP RAIL DEPTH: • 8 7/8” deep 6061-T6 top rail @ 2.27 #/ft. • Aluminum rivets on 2.00” centers connect roof sheet and side panels to top rail.

  41. P-SeriesFeatures and Benefits BOTTOM RAIL DEPTH: • 11 1/4” Deep 6061T6 extruded aluminum @ 2.46#/ft. • Rail knob for rivet protection. • Six fasteners per post • Heaviest rail section in the industry.

  42. Summary of Comparisons