US Army 40 Ton Drop Deck Trailers
The US ARMY needed several 40 ton multipurpose drop deck flatbed trailers for their McAlester Ammunition Plant. The trailer needed fold down ramps on the back to allow vehicles or tracked equipment to be driven up onto the trailer for transport. It also had to be equipped with ISO intermodal container locks that would accommodate either 20 or 40 foot Connex shipping containers. The container locks were required to retract below the trailer deck when not in use to allow full, unrestricted use of the deck. They also required that the trailer be equipped with sliding ratchet strap winches that could be positioned where needed along the length of the trailer. The trailer would be carrying delicate, sensitive items at times, so air ride suspension was used on the axles.
We completed this job on time and on budget!