Savannah, GA,
23
March
2013
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05:04 PM
America/New_York

EVEREST REEFERS

Summary


While Great Dane's reputation as the industry leader in reefer innovation is firmly in place, the company is certainly not resting on its laurels. For the 2014 model year, Everest reefers booked after January 1, 2013 will incorporate several important new design features.

While Great Dane's reputation as the industry leader in reefer innovation is firmly in place, the company is certainly not resting on its laurels. For the 2014 model year, Everest reefers booked after January 1, 2013 will incorporate several important new design features.

Starting on the exterior, Everest reefers will now feature a stainless steel front bottom rail, replacing the aluminum front lower rail used in years past. This stainless steel front bottom rail provides greater protection from corrosion.

Another important enhancement is the new PVC outer door seals now standard on Everest reefers. These new seals offer improved durability and ease of installation. Additionally, Great Dane's unique gasket design uses a dual-lip outer seal and a separate inner compression seal to lock in refrigerated air. Outer door seals made of the new firmer PVC material are less likely to tear or curl over time, improving seal integrity.

Moving to the interior of the trailer, improvements in Great Dane's heavy-duty duct reefer floor for 2014 Everest models will cut weight by 60 lbs without impacting performance or longevity. This new duct floor features a 16,000-lbs forklift rating, with a centerboard and a common adjustable flashing for all models. Equally important, Great Dane's aluminum reefer duct floor is robotically welded to seal out moisture, and is further protected by a one-piece thermoplastic sub pan. Magni-coated fasteners are used to install the floor and full-width composite floor sills located over each crossmember that provide extra support while also enhancing corrosion protection.

More Thermal Efficiency
The 2014 Everest reefer models specified with Great Dane's exclusive ThermoGuard impact-resistant, glass-reinforced thermoplastic liner will now include a ThermoGuard subpan. By adding this protection to the trailer's sub-floor area, virtually the entire trailer interior is now effectively sealed when ThermoGuard is specified.

ThermoGuard features a proprietary metal barrier layer that helps effectively seal the trailer's insulation from the harmful effects of out-gassing and water vapor absorption. The thin and lightweight composite material, with its high glass content and proprietary layered construction, not only helps maintain the insulation's thermal efficiency, it also addresses the need for stiffness to protect the foam insulation in a trailer's walls from impact damage due to forklifts and other heavy equipment.

By adding ThermoGuard to a refrigerated trailer order, customers can look forward to reduced cooling unit run-time, extended refrigeration unit life and lower maintenance costs over the life of the trailer. While payback periods depend on an owner's specific operational and maintenance practices, results of in-house and independent laboratory testing (as well as customer feedback) indicate that fuel savings across a range of typical reefer operations can result in potential savings of thousands of dollars over the life of each ThermoGuard-equipped trailer.

Anti-Corrosion Solution
Your image is everything, so protect it with CorroGuard, one of Great Dane's exclusive defenses against corrosion. This spray-in-place thermoplastic coating protects trailer underbodies from extreme conditions -- moisture, severe temperatures, road abrasion, winter road traction and de-icing materials CorroGuard can withstand them all. Now available as an option on all Everest Reefers, CorroGuard is a featured option on Great Dane's Total Protection Package of corrosion prevention solutions. To add life to trailers, reduce costs and provide a superior appearance on the road, ask about CorroGuard.