US EPA-certified SmartWay trailer systems and components
Customers committed to measuring and improving the efficiency of their freight operations can adopt a range of trailer systems and components to significantly lower emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
Hardwood floors supported by heavy-duty wax-coated crossmembers
A 1.38" laminated hardwood floor is installed with two 5/16" screws per board in an alternating pattern for increased strength. The floor is supported by heavy-duty wax-coated, I-beam crossmembers, the strongest standard crossmembers in the industry.
This strength combined with the corrosion-resistant floor coating results in longer life and less downtime. A smooth steel 12-gauge, 3" threshold plate is standard. Deeper threshold plates are available as an option.
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Premium Landing Gear
GD60 features an all bolted construction for ease of repair and maintenance
Great Dane Model 60 Landing Gear uses a constant mesh gear box which keeps gears engaged for consistently smooth shifting. The landing gear construction features a floating nut design which protects the elevating screw from damage caused by dock walk.
Supported by angle bracing at the front and rear, the GD Model 60 has a lift capacity of 55,000 lbs. The mount spreads the load over five crossmembers, and steel gussets ensure extra support, stability, and strength. Completing the design, Great Dane's replaceable shock-mounted sand shoes reduce stresses in the mount by 50 percent. Componentry is bolted in place for ease of repair.
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Premium 6-Year Wheel End System
Stemco Platinum Performance Plus Wheel End System
- Features SIX YEAR limited warranty system; FIVE years Parts and Labor
- Direct with Stemco Program, Return Parts & File Claim online, and monthly report from Stemco.
- NO COST on-Site Factory Approved Training & Audits to Plant
- NO COST on-Site Training to Customer, Branch, & Dealers w/ Stemco Mobile Training Center (U.S., Canada & Mexico)
- Applicable to Tapered & Parallel Axle Spindles
- Approved Grease or Oil Applications
Great Dane's exclusive corrosion protection offers complete coverage for maximum protection and durability
Great Dane's exclusive spray-in-place thermoplastic coating sprayed on suspensions and support gear offers superior long-term protection from rock and stone impingement and chemical resistance to current de-icing chemicals and road hazards.
PunctureGuard - Premium Reefer Lining Standard
Great Dane's standard reefer lining, PunctureGuard, is lighter and stronger than any other lining
Designed to protect a trailer's interior walls from everyday abuses, PunctureGuard linings and scuffbands are incredibly thin, yet extremely puncture resistant. Inherent by design, PunctureGuard is lighter weight and has nearly 3x the peel strength of other linings, making it resistant to delamination. Its thermoplastic properties make it easy and quick to repair, reducing maintenance time and costs. And above all, it provides the most impact resistance available in trailer linings. PunctureGuard provides the extra protection that will extend the life of your trailer, load after load, year after year.
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Front End Protection
Long Lasting, strong and durable protection
The lower front of the trailer is protected from corrosion by a stainless steel front bottom rail. The upper coupler is constructed with galvanneal components and additional rust-preventative coatings for a long-lasting, strong and durable connection.
Great Dane's patented SSL panels provide ultimate protection against extreme wear and tear
The patented SSL panel Lining is four times more corrosion resistant that galvanized steel and has a puncture strength nearly six times greater that hardwood plywood and over four times greater than MDPE plastic.
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100% LED Lighting
For better visibility and extended service life supported by maintenance-free Long-Life Light System featuring 10-year warranty
The Champion CL's exterior lighting package comes standard with Grote's MicroNova® DOT LED lamps, designed to improve visibility and service life of the lights. The system also features dual intensity clearance lights, with an available option for five clearance lights with outer turn signal.
The industry's best wiring harness, the Long-Life Light System is a maintenance-free, fully modular system backed by a 10-year warranty. This sealed harness prevents moisture intrusion, is extremely durable, and combines the flexibility of a custom wiring system with the reliability and simplicity of a sealed harness.
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New EnduroGuard Rear Frame
Great Dane's exclusive rear frame design combines galvannealed carbon steel with stainless steel for long lasting performance that withstands/outlasts the elements
Great Dane's standard dry van rear frame, EnduroGuard, combines the strength of galvannealed carbon steel and stainless steel to deliver a frame capable of withstanding the elements and strong enough to last a lifetime. EnduroGuard posts and header are standard painted gray, with white as an available option, while the rear sill is stainless steel.
The rear frame is made of 10 gauge, 5.00" x 2.00" high-strength, tubular steel corner posts. The rear header to top rail connection is reinforced at the corners by massive .25" steel gussets, which minimize racking and ensure that the frame remains square throughout the life of the trailer.