Savannah, GA,
10
August
2012
|
07:08 PM
America/New_York

Great Dane's Champion CP Built Tough & Light

Summary


Great Dane's lightweight spec option for Champion CP dry freight vans offers the exceptional durability needed in beverage hauling operations.

Building on the solid foundation found in all Great Dane Champion dry freight vans, a unique lightweight Champion CP model is meeting the specialized and considerable demands of
beverage hauling customers, including heavy floor loads, frequent loading and unloading and the need for the most interior width possible. Without sacrificing strength or durability, the Great Dane Champion CP model with lightweight specs addresses each of those needs.

Strength from the bottom up in the Champion CP begins with lighter weight but stronger in number aluminum crossmembers. Above that foundation is a Havco composite floor rated for as much as 24,000 lbs.

On the Champion CP lightweight model, Great Dane incorporates a stronger 21-inch high heavy-duty base rail. The taller aluminum extrusion not only serves as scuffband, providing protection from forklift damage during loading and unloading operations, it also adds rigidity and strength to the trailer's structure. That means less sidewall bulging and flexing, and less potential damage.

Other standard weight-saving features of the Champion CP dry freight van are composite swing doors. The galvanized steel exterior and interior skins wrap a resilient polymer core, which eliminates corrosion issues associated with moisture absorption in plywood cores. Composite roll-up rear doors are available as an option. Also included is a composite panel front wall and aluminum roof bows, which are also double bonded to add strength. Options include aluminum wheels and hubs, and lighter weight wide-base single tires.

Great Dane's new EnduroGuard rear frame, which combines the strength of galvanneal and stainless steel, is standard on the Champion CP. By combining the two materials, Great Dane is able to offer the corrosion benefits of zinc and stainless steel with the aesthetic benefit of a painted frame. Galvanneal, which will not crack or flake, provides a surface that readily accepts paint. Stainless steel, used in high impact areas of the frame, provides protection against corrosion where it's needed most.

Great Dane's new Champion CP trailer is more than up to the task of meeting the carrying capacity needs of customers in the beverage industry, and other haulers of heavy floor loads. The model not only offers the weight savings required by these operations, but also does so while boosting durability and providing exceptional value.