East Launches Its New Horizon Round-Bottom Trailer
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ORLANDO, Fla. — East Manufacturing launched its new round-bottom trailer — Horizon — designed for agricultural use as well as aggregate, sand and gravel load.
The aluminum trailer manufacturer unveiled its product during the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
The Horizon is built with lighter-weight components with a new round-bottom design that gives the trailer a lower center of gravity.
The round-bottom trailer uses premium aluminum alloys for flooring and sidewall material for long life and durability. Its base weight is 9,860 pounds without options, a liner or tarp system. The Horizon trailer is 102 inches wide and available in lengths up to 40 feet. Sidewall heights include 52-, 56- or 60-inch for 43.4-, 46.8- and 51-cubic-yard capacity, respectively.
The aerodynamically styled bulkhead aids air flow to assist in fuel efficiency while its large radius bracing helps to distribute loads. The external doghouse connects to an under support system of U-shaped channels fastened and gusseted at critical torsion points. Stress is transmitted to neutral areas of the sidewalls.
The lightweight/long-life upper coupler has a replaceable stainless steel saddle receiver assembly bolted into a lightweight aluminum substructure for reduced tare weight and durability.
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