Savannah, GA,
29
July
2014
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06:08 AM
America/New_York

The Perfect Landing

Summary


The HOLLAND GD65 landing gear—now standard on Great Dane flatbed trailers—provides excellent performance and rugged durability.

The HOLLAND GD65 landing gear—now standard on Great Dane flatbed trailers—provides excellent performance and rugged durability.

With a lift capacity of 65,000 lbs., the proprietary landing gear features a three-gear constant mesh gearbox that eliminates high-to-low shifting problems common to traditional landing gear. Using a crankshaft with a roll pin, only the crankshaft moves to engage the drive gears. No in-or-out movement of drive gears is required—keeping the gears constantly meshed. This design not only provides smooth shifting under loaded conditions, but also prevents slip cranking and difficult high-to-low shifting in cold weather. In addition, the GD65 has a FloatingNut™ and twin-bulkhead design. The FloatingNut protects the elevating screw and threads from excessive side loading caused by dockwalk damage, which can cause poor cranking performance or binding. The unique twin-bulkheads, above and below the FloatingNut, further increase structural resistance to sideload forces when legs are fully extended. In addition, it offers an 80,000 lb. psi yield steel upper and inner tube for reduced weight and structural integrity.