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The PFL version of our flat deck trailers are designed for the most weight conscious users. They combine the advantages of the strongest steel in the lightest form possible, together with aluminum to produce a trailer that is lightweight and sturdy. The main rails, kingpin section, suspension and under-ride protect are made of steel and the balance of the trailer is all aluminum. That includes the front and rear bolster, knee braces, cross members and outside rails. The PFL model replaces the previous PAC model.
Five inch wide, grade 130 high tensile strength chrom-moly steel is used for both top and bottom flanges which makes a stronger trailer and a long service life.
Rub rails have been removed at each fixed winch location, which permits complete access to the winch and allows for a long range of motion with the winch bar.
Air and electrical lines from the front of the trailer are routed above the crossmembers, under the flanges and secured in the cavity by the floor.
The aluminum air guage box house not only the air gauge but also the dump valve and if the trailer is equipped with extra electrical items such as strobe lights, the switch will be in the box as well.
Each landing gear leg is supported in three different directions, providing exceptional stability for each leg.
Tubular aluminum knee braces, set at 48" o.c. are connected to the main beams with four huck bolts. Between the main beam and in line with the knee braces on each side, is a spacing beam also of tubular aluminum.
The aluminum rub rail has a recess in the outward facing surface to accommodate and protect the conspicuity tape.
Each 4" aluminum crossmember connects to the main beam via a "seat". This method of connection transfer the weight of the load directly to the back-bone of the trailer. The fasteners holding the crossmembers to the beam are not responsible for load-bearing.
The aluminum outside rail is extruded using 6061-T6 alu. a very high strength and grade of material. The additional angles in the extrusion provides additional strength, permits the inner edge to rest on top of the crossmembers and also tucks under the floor which adds to the overall strength of the trailer.
Camber is built into every beam to offset beam deflection under load. When loaded, the trailer runs flat and when unloaded the curved arch re-appears.