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1 1 Dry Freight Van Trailer (P-Series) Smart Buyer’s Comparison Guide Consolidated Trailers, Inc., GS30F0025R

2 2 P-Series Basic Specifications Length: 53’ Height: 13’6” Upper Coupler: 47” Inside Height: ” Width: ” 102 5/16 “ 98 5/16 ” 13’ 6” 110” 49 ½ “

3 3 6” Radius corners 36” King pin setting GD60 Landing gear located 98.50” from king pin.050” Prepainted white aluminum nose and slide sheets..040” Aluminum roof 4” I-beam crossmembers on 12” centers Binkley UltraLite 2 spring suspension Bridgestone 295/75R 22.5 low profile tires P-Series Basic Specifications

4 4 Composite swing doors with one lock rod per door panel. Rear frame painted white. Hardwood plywood lining. 1 1/8” x 16 gauge hat section side posts. (3) additional per side between coupler and landing gear. Laminated hardwood flooring. Anti-snag steel roof bows, fully bonded on 24” centers. ½” bottom plywood lining & ¼” above in the nose. P-Series Basic Specifications

5 5 TRAILER FRONT: 6.85” Top nose rail depth. One piece nose rail eliminates excess joints. Nose rail also incorporates a wire protection groove. Four 2.50” deep x 16 gauge steel nose posts. Flange riveted to front sheets. Rivet spacing 4.00” C/L with 2.00” C/L at sheet laps..050” pre-painted white panels. Trucklite #97859 registration holder. Located lower road side for easy access. P-Series Features and Benefits

6 6 LOWER TRAILER FRONT: One piece extruded aluminum front closure covers exposed steel parts. Protects from damage and the elements. 3/16” x 4” high internal bulkhead protects against forklift damage. Gladhands mounted on a stainless steel bracket. Air and electrical lines protected by extruded aluminum channel. Exterior air & electrical connections mounted on exterior for ease of repair. Mounting bolts are welded in place to ease repair. P-Series Features and Benefits

7 7 COUPLER: One piece.25” hi-tensile steel approach plate and mainbeam plate. Full width rolled lip provides front impact protection. Six heavy duty channel stiffeners in approach area to protect against cupping. AAR certified king pin provides superior strength and wear. Fifteen hand holes for access to air & electrical lines. Air & electrical lines suspended through coupler in conduit to protect against wear. P-Series Features and Benefits

8 One-Piece Bottom Plate BOTTOM OF COUPLER ASSEMBLY One-Piece Bottom Plate When Mainbeam & Approach Plate are Same Thickness

9 Forward Stiffeners New design includes (6) channels for dry vans.

10 10 CROSSMEMBERS BETWEEN SUPPORT GEAR AND COUPLER: (4) 2.25” x 3/16” Hat shaped crossmembers used to obtain 110” interior height. Hat shaped crossmembers installed as subassembly. 1/4” side plates creates continuous end-clip on each side. Anti-snag hat design protects against tire damage. Torx head screw with washer and locknut keeps floor secure at high stress areas. P-Series Features and Benefits

11 11 LANDING GEAR TYPE: Great Dane GD60. 50,000# lift capacity, 140,000# static capacity. Five crossmember mount with common end clip. AAR rated. 0.25” x 2.00” x 2.50” x mounting angle welded to crossmembers. Major components bolted in place for ease of repair. Grade 8 mounting bolts attach bracing to landing gear legs. P-Series Features and Benefits

12 12 CROSSMEMBER REINFORCEMENTS FOR LANDING GEAR: Steel gusset between front and rear crossmembers gives extra strength. P-Series Features and Benefits

13 13 LANDING GEAR BRACING: “K” bracing offers superior strength. 5/8” Grade 8 support gear mounting bolts with lock nuts. 1.66” OD tube fore and aft diagonal brace. 3.00” structural channel K- Brace horizontal and diagonal. 7 gauge x 13.00” x 48.00” mounting gussets. P-Series Features and Benefits

14 14 LANDING GEAR SHOE: 10.00” x 10.00” cushion foot. Removable feature. Reduces vertical force in the crossmembers and bottom rail up to 50%. P-Series Features and Benefits

15 15 P-Series Features and Benefits Common End Clip

16 16 CROSSMEMBER SPACING: 12.00” spacing on crossmembers. 4.00” Steel I-beam crossmembers are 80,000 psi LB/FT. material. The strongest design in the industry. P-Series Features and Benefits

17 17 UNDERCOATING: Floor is pre-undercoated and caulked at seams. Crossmembers are pre- coated with wax including the end clips. Pre-coating allows for full coverage of both floor and crossmember. P-Series Features and Benefits

18 18 CROSSMEMBER ATTACHMENT: Four 3/8” aluminum rivets per end clip to prevent rotation of crossmembers under load. 4.00” spacing of fastener to distribute stress. End clips material is 10 ga. x 4.00” x 5.00” hot rolled steel. Mylar tape full length of bottom rails and coated end clips provide superior corrosion resistance. P-Series Features and Benefits

19 19 FORWARD SLIDER RAIL ATTACHMENT: Reinforcing clips are standard on front two crossmembers on each side for extra strength and attachment to rail. Stop blocks are standard front and rear. P-Series Features and Benefits

20 20 SPRING SUSPENSION QUICK RELEASE: Slider quick release feature is standard. P-Series Features and Benefits

21 21 SPRING SUSPENSION: Binkley Ultralite 2 consists of: Liteslide 4 subframe (bogie) Duralite suspension -Slider rails -Hangers -Spring seats -U-bolts -Torque arms 3 Leaf Springs are standard 44,000 lb. capacity P-Series Features and Benefits

22 22 AIR RIDE SUSPENSION: Hendrickson HKANT-40 consists of : K2 Slider box (bogie) Slider rails Integrated suspension and axle beams P-Series Features and Benefits Options Manual dump valve Automatic dump valve “Air assist” pin puller Surelok device

23 23 SURELOK Device Maintain trailer ride height while minimizing trailer walk during loading and unloading Limits vertical and horizontal movement Automatically engages when parking brake is set No driver intervention required

24 24 MUDFLAP MOUNTING BRACKET: 0.25” x 2” x 3” angle - full width mounted to rear of slider. Secured with 2.00” x 24.00” backing plates using hex head cap screw with locknut. Universal bolt mounting pattern meets TMC RP-701. P-Series Features and Benefits

25 25 REAR FRAME P-Series Features and Benefits

26 26 HEADER AND DRIP MOULDING: Standard L.E.D. Rear header lamps 0.50” x 2.00” flat bar for light protection 0.19” x 2” x 3” tube with integral galvanneal drip molding P-Series Features and Benefits

27 27 HORIZONTAL BAR CONSPICUITY: Recessed in formed horizontal tube protects conspicuity tape. Reduces maintenance. P-Series Features and Benefits

28 28 DOORS:.50” composite with galvanized interior backing. One lockrod per panel with cast keepers. Four (4) aluminum hinges per panel. “Break-away” design allows hinges to break prior to door damage, saving the more expensive door panel. Mylar tape between outer aluminum door skin & hardware to prevent oxidation. Standard dual seal gaskets on doors. P-Series Features and Benefits

29 29 DOOR HARDWARE: One Carriage bolt top & bottom on each lock for theft prevention with camtainer tee nuts. Two rod guides each rod for total of four lock rod guides. One 6.00” x 6.00” anti-theft plate. Secura-Cam anti-theft feature on curbside door. P-Series Features and Benefits

30 30 DOOR HINGES/ BUMPER: Three 3/8” fasteners per hinge with breakaway feature. Rubber bumpers protect side panel damage from door hardware. Four aluminum 3.875” breakaway hinges. Bushings around all hinge pins significantly reduce wear. Camtainer fasteners on top and bottom hinge for anti-theft protection. P-Series Features and Benefits

31 31 REAR FRAME CONNECTION: 10 ga. x 2.00” x 5.00” steel structural tube corner posts. Two crossmember rear frame connection ( box section). 1/4” x 8.50” x 13.00” bottom rear gusset - six 3/8” torx head cap screws with lock nuts. Lower side marker lights and ABS lights recessed in gusset for protection. P-Series Features and Benefits

32 32 TOP CORNER GUSSET: 0.25” gussets give superior anti-rack protection. Provides a full ” inside rear frame opening height. No need for wedge design. Bolt heads on the inside to protect cargo. P-Series Features and Benefits

33 33 INTERIOR LINING - STANDARD HAT POSTS: 1/4” x 48.00” x 96.00” hardwood plywood side lining. Plywood starts above scuff liner. 48 self drilling screws per 48.00” x 96.00” plywood section typical 8.00” centers on seams. Plywood retainer between horizontal pieces protects from cargo snagging, also allows for expansion plywood. P-Series Features and Benefits

34 34 INTERIOR LININGS - LOGISTIC POST: ¼” x 24” x 96” hardwood plywood installed vertically. Plywood starts below top of scuff liner. Self drilling screws installed on 8” centers. Logistic slots on 4” vertical centers. Block foam located behind plywood to reduce “concavity” effect. P-Series Features and Benefits

35 35 INTERIOR LININGS - SSL  1/4” x 22” x 96” Hardwood plywood “backer” with.019” galvanized steel facing.  Steel is treated with an acrylic clear coat to prevent oxidation.  SSL panel starts below top of the scuff liner (approximately 2”).  Logistic Post required.  Block foam pads located behind SSL panels to prevent concavity. P-Series Features and Benefits

36 36 ROOF BOWS: Steel anti-snag bows for cargo protection. Two fasteners per end,.25” aluminum rivets. Heavy duty two part epoxy bond used on both bow flanges provides strongest connection available. Top surface of the bow is knurled for superior adhesion ” centers allow for “Loop” frame connection with side posts and crossmembers. P-Series Features and Benefits

37 37 CORNER CAP: 1.00” rivet spacing at front. Formed aluminum corner cap,.081” thick. Additional radial depth for strength and leak protection. Caulked and sealed. Ease of repair for upper corner damage. P-Series Features and Benefits

38 38 AIR & ELECTRICAL WIRING: Air & electrical lines runs along outer edges in bottom rail. No hat channel needed in floor where forklift or cargo damage can occur. Ease or repair-accessible. 3/8” service (blue) tubing. 1/2” emergency (red) tubing. Retainers keep tubing in place. P-Series Features and Benefits

39 39 INTERIOR FLOOR/COUPLER ATTACHMENT: Coupler extends 50.00” from front to be less susceptible to dishing or moisture. Typical floor butted to form smooth transition in joggle van. Five screws per boards at coupler connection, secured with lock nuts. P-Series Features and Benefits

40 40 TOP RAIL DEPTH: 8 7/8” deep 6061-T6 top 2.27 #/ft. Aluminum rivets on 2.00” centers connect roof sheet and side panels to top rail. P-Series Features and Benefits

41 41 BOTTOM RAIL DEPTH: 11 1/4” Deep 6061T6 extruded 2.46#/ft. Rail knob for rivet protection. Six fasteners per post Heaviest rail section in the industry. P-Series Features and Benefits

42 Summary of Comparisons 42

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