July 20, 2020 11:45 AM, EDT

Fontaine Offers Lowbed Trailer With 60-Ton Capability

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Fontaine Heavy-Haul unveiled Fontaine Magnitude 60LCC, a lowbed trailer intended for customers operating in regions where spread-axle configurations are not required to maximize their trailer loads.

“It can handle 60 tons without adding a flip box or a spreader," Vice President of Sales Todd Anderson said in a release. “This means our customers get a much lighter trailer setup at a much lower acquisition cost. Plus, maneuverability is greatly improved since the overall length is reduced by more than 11 feet compared to a trailer equipped with a flip box, spreader and fourth axle. It has a 60-ton capacity and 18-inch deck height.”

Fontaine Magnitude 60LCC trailer

The Fontaine Magnitude 60LCC, which can handle 60 tons without adding a flip box or spreader, according to the company. (Fontaine)

However, should the application require a spread-axle configuration, the Magnitude 60LCC is designed to accept a 23-inch flip box and a Fontaine EQ1 spreader with a fourth axle. In this configuration, the trailer can haul “55 tons in 16 feet with a 125-inch swing radius,” according to the release from the Springville, Ala.-based company.

Fontaine is part of Marmon Holdings Inc., a unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. — Transport Topics

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