Reyco Granning debuted its DockMaster 400 (DM400) Air Ride Slider at the 2013 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, held this week in Nashville.
It’s the company’s newest addition to its trailer air spring suspension systems.
“The DM400’s unique design has a resulted in a ‘just right’ balance of strength and weight, the hallmark of the DM400,” says Reyco Granning Vice President of Trailers Joe Gallo. The result is an air ride slider that is 33 percent stronger than its competitors in curb impact testing.
To create the DM400, Gallo says Reyco Granning worked with its fleet and OEM partners to develop an improved product that meets their needs. He says the resulting product is a suspension that lowers weight and improves durability.
The DM400’s seven gauge, nine-inch Super-C frame rails and unitized, wrap-around hangers offer unparalleled protection. Designed to fit Binkley, Hutch and TTMA rails, it’s built with side wear pads in the hanger, enhanced corrosion protection, Q plus brakes and a four-and-a-half-inch multifunctional pivot bushing to provide optimum control, performance and life expectancy.
“In rigorous tests, our competitors start to buckle at 38,000 lbs. The DM400 doesn’t even begin to buckle at 50,000 lbs.,” Gallo says.
The DM400 comes with an exclusive seven-year warranty, exceeding the industry standard.
Another safety feature included in the DM400 is its air pin release, allowing users to avoid back injuries via a manual pin release system. The DM400 also features REY-ALIGN “one person” alignment system.
On the road, the DM400 suspension design has more than 600 million miles of successful service and has endured more than 4,600 miles on the grueling Bosch track. Reyco’s DM400 was designed for dry freight trailers, refrigerated trailers and trailer on flat car (TOFC, intermodal) applications.