Savannah, GA,
28
March
2014
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06:25 AM
America/New_York

Industry's Only 20,000 lb Load-Rated Heavy-Duty Reefer Cargo Floor

Summary


Great Dane offers the industry's only 20,000lb forklift load-rated heavy-duty reefer cargo floors. These floors feature a variety of surfaces and are popular options for many grocery and foodservice applications. This load rating is achieved through the overall floor system design, which utilizes composite floor sills to provide distributed support in order to yield the optimal combination of strength and weight savings.

Great Dane offers the industry's only 20,000lb forklift load-rated heavy-duty reefer cargo floors. These floors feature a variety of surfaces and are popular options for many grocery and foodservice applications. This load rating is achieved through the overall floor system design, which utilizes composite floor sills to provide distributed support in order to yield the optimal combination of strength and weight savings.

A one-piece thermoplastic sub-pan helps to protect the floor from external moisture. The sub-pan is truly the finishing touch as it completes the floor design creating an extremely durable floor. The strong impact-resistant thermoplastic sub-pan significantly reduces the opportunity for water intrusion into the floor system resulting from damage caused by road debris. Unlike thermoplastic sub-pans, traditional fiberglass materials may be broken or punctured, allowing contaminated moisture into the system. This can lead to the formation of corrosion which can significantly weaken the floor. This moisture may also carry corrosion-inducing chemicals and road salts that can be deadly to a floor system. Once absorbed into the floor's insulation, typical wood (apitong) sills act as a wick, drawing moisture into the floor insulation cavity and leaving fasteners and the aluminum top floor to corrode and sills to rot.

At Great Dane, the use of organic fastener coatings also helps reduce the possibility of corrosion. Composite sills are secured to the crossmembers using sill screws that employ a special multi-layer coating system to resist corrosion. The system includes a multi-layer inorganic base and topcoats that combine to provide an excellent barrier to corrosion as well as a sacrificial layer, effectively doubling the protection of conventional treatments. These or similar organic coatings are proving highly successful as barriers against corrosion in several carefully selected and extensively tested fastener applications on Great Dane trailers.

Great Dane's heavy-duty floors are engineered to provide maximum durability and the ultimate defense against moisture intrusion—an important part of our comprehensive approach to extending the useful life of our trailers, while achieving a low total lifecycle cost.