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Great Dane revamps trailer line

Great Dane announced it has completely redesigned its entire product line to meet the evolving needs of its customers by incorporating state-of-the-art technology, materials and features into its base models here this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Great Dane said its all-new Champion dry freight van has standard features that "boldly stand up to the challenges of everyday abuse and result in reduced maintenance costs, long service life and a solid return on investment."

The Champion SE model offers heavy-duty productivity for fleets; the CL can be highly specified for a variety of hauling applications; and the CP boasts Great Dane's proven composite panel technology.

A key improvement on all Champion models is Great Dane's new standard dry van rear frame, EnduroGuard, which the trailer maker said combines superior strength with corrosion resistance to withstand the elements and last a lifetime. Extruded aluminum bottom rails are securely fastened with aluminum rivets to I-beam crossmembers. Galvanized steel, anti-snag roof bows offer durability and longevity. Standard composite swing-type rear doors with dual-seal gaskets have galvanized steel skins and a resilient polymer core, which eliminate corrosion associated with moisture absorption in plywood cores.

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