Savannah, GA,
07
June
2012
|
07:00 PM
America/New_York

Setting Higher Standards

Summary


Great Dane dry freight vans have a newly designed rear frame for swing and roll-up doors that has replaced the previous carbon steel design. The new EnduroGuard rear frame features a combination of galvanneal and stainless steel components and offers strength while providing greater durability and long-term corrosion protection.

Great Dane dry freight vans have a newly designed rear frame for swing and roll-up doors that has replaced the previous carbon steel design. The new EnduroGuard rear frame features a combination of galvanneal and stainless steel components and offers strength while providing greater durability and long-term corrosion protection.

Subjected to road debris and exposed to potential damage from loading docks, as states and municipalities are increasingly using more caustic winter road chemicals – untreated carbon steel rear frames were prone to the corrosive nature of these chemicals. Great Dane has now addressed that concern for customers with a unique and proven, highly effective combination of materials.

The new EnduroGuard rear frames for dry vans incorporate galvanneal, a hot-dipped zinc alloy coating that is chemically-bonded over carbon steel, and stainless steel components. In particular, all frame members that are 7-gauge or thinner in thickness are made of galvanneal. Thicker components, typically those around high impact zones such as upper corners and tail lights, are constructed of stainless steel.

Research and development of the new Great Dane EnduroGuard rear frame indicates a high degree of confidence in the construction of the design and the ability of both materials to be painted with an epoxy primer/urethane topcoat system. A review of existing trailers, built ten years ago with these specifications, was also very favorable.

The new rear frame, EnduroGuard is used on all stock, high- spec and composite dry freight vans with roll-up or swing doors, providing lasting quality for customers for many years to come.