Savannah, GA,
07
June
2012
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06:08 PM
America/New_York

Whiting SHIELDseries Dry Freight Door

Summary


A new generation of composite trailer doors from Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp., the Whiting SHIELDseries Dry Freight Door, is available on Great Dane trailers.

 


Designed with thermoplastic polymer base panels topped with an automotive grade polymer layer, the doors are 20 percent lighter than standard plywood doors and offer high levels of durability in a variety of applications.

 

A new generation of composite trailer doors from Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp., the Whiting SHIELDseries Dry Freight Door, is available on Great Dane trailers.

Designed with thermoplastic polymer base panels topped with an automotive grade polymer layer, the doors are 20 percent lighter than standard plywood doors and offer high levels of durability in a variety of applications.

The ¾-inch thick proprietary co-extruded thermoplastic panels in Whiting SHIELDseries Dry Freight Doors do not contain any PVC and provide for a paint-less finish, making them environmentally friendly. Capped by a polymer surface, they offer superior UV protection and color and gloss retention. Without any exposed exterior hinge rivets, the doors also have a smooth surface for decals. All of the door hardware is E-COATED for automotive quality corrosion protection.

Other features of the Whiting SHIELDseries Dry Freight Door include:

• High-tensile steel inserts that stiffen panels and provide solid backing for hinge fasteners. Heavy-duty brackets are used to strengthen bottom corners.

• Contoured and sealed panel joints and top, bottom and side seals that keep water out. For added strength, a specially designed metal jacket carries the top seal across the entire door width. A full width, rigid aluminum channel with an easily replaceable vinyl bottom seal and a top closure bracket to easily adjust the top panel and provide a tight door seal are also standard.

• Four rows of hinges that include a center hinge with a contoured design to prevent cargo damage.

• A heavy-duty, 2-inch nylon bottom roller adds strength and durability while a patented roller-change hinge design with a removable cap allows roller changes without removing the hinge.

• Heavy duty, 2-inch, 13-gauge tongue and groove track.

• A two-cable balancer for each cable with independent springs that are treated with rust preventative.

• A cam-type lock that allows one-hand operation and easily accommodates a padlock or car seal.

The panel thickness of the Whiting SHIELDseries allows for easy retrofitting on any standard Whiting Premium dry freight trailer door. With a unique panel construction and proven quality hardware, the SHIELDseries door is unlike any other composite door in the industry.