Savannah, GA,
28
March
2014
|
07:43 AM
America/New_York

CorroGuard now available on Freedom LT Flatbeds

Summary


When a Great Dane Freedom LT flatbed spec includes CorroGuard, the owner has just purchased "freedom" from structural damage caused by rust and corrosion from stone impingement and road debris. It's common knowledge that fleets want to extend the life of their trailers and they know that corrosion protection and damage control are important factors.

When a Great Dane Freedom LT flatbed spec includes CorroGuard, the owner has just purchased "freedom" from structural damage caused by rust and corrosion from stone impingement and road debris. It's common knowledge that fleets want to extend the life of their trailers and they know that corrosion protection and damage control are important factors.

Not only does CorroGuard protect the flatbed, but it also improves and enhances its appearance. While protecting the trailer from damage helps keep it looking like new, Great Dane's CorroGuard can also add durable color to the trailer, improving its look for many years to come.

Today's aggressive de-icing chemicals (sodium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride) being used on the highways can wreak havoc on steel trailer components and structures. Road salt (sodium chloride), which was long used in states affected by snow and ice during the winter months was a known corrosion-inducing agent. But in recent years, many state transportation departments have replaced or augmented sodium chloride with other ice control chemicals—chemicals that are even more aggressive in inducing corrosion. Fleets that add CorroGuard to the Freedom LT trailer spec know it provides a tough barrier to protect against chipping and abrasion, which can expose the structure of a flatbed to these corrosive chemicals.

Protecting the bottom line, improving image
CorroGuard's extra protection saves fleets money. Here's how the return on investment plays out. Repainting a flatbed can cost a fleet thousands of dollars—and there could be additional costs related to lost revenue depending on the amount of downtime trailers incur when they are sidelined. CorroGuard can help fleets avoid those expenses. In addition, Freedom flatbeds with CorroGuard protection look better longer—and that helps fleets maintain their positive image.

Providing the best solution
Great Dane's CorroGuard option is a spray-in-place thermoplastic coating uniquely engineered for superior long-term protection from road abrasion, stone impingement and corrosion. It offers excellent chemical and corrosion resistance. The textured surface and color provides significantly better appearance compared to traditional galvanizing and/or undercoatings. CorroGuard is a high performance coating alternative to galvanizing and provides the highest physical properties of undercoating materials including tensile, tear, and elongation strength.