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Engineered for Long Life

hen Reitnouer introduced its first totally bolted aluminum flatbed trailer in 1982, it revolutionized the industry. With its innovative two-piece main beam construction and a whole host of breakthrough features, including a tapered beam design to optimize strength and weight and safety tread deck, the Reitnouer Aluminum Flatbed quickly became the standard against which all other flatbeds were measured. Two decades later, Reitnouer continues its tradition of leadership and innovation.


Extruded of high tensile, 6061 T6 aluminum alloy, the bottom rail on a Reitnouer is flat, while the top rail is arched. Then the two pieces are bolted in the center (along the neutral axis), eliminating any bolting or welding at the flanges, where beam stresses are the greatest. Next, we add solid one-piece alloy cross members. These redesigned cross members have an offset web for more torsional resistance. They are also reinforced between the main rails (where additional strength is needed for coil hauling) with a dual web design. Another Reitnouer first! Plus, an inner flange is extruded to the main beam so the load forces are distributed over an even greater area; and three-piece floating outriggers minimize the stress on the main beam.


Add to that Reitnouer's rail overlap reinforcement at the neck area. This innovative design provides more meat where it's needed most-at the fifth wheel. The landing gear is tied to four cross members for greater load distribution and stability, and the suspension features a "box-type" support mounting for maximum strength. Long "J" shaped mounting brackets distribute load forces over a much larger area than conventional designs, and suspensions and fifth wheel plates are powder coated for optimal corrosion protection.

Reitnouer flatbeds have a unique Safety-Tread Deck so that pallets bite in and drivers don't slip while walking on the deck. And since a trailer's corners take such a pounding, we use solid extruded corners that are extremely heavy-duty. The rear bumper design exceeds DOT standards. Its three-piece design is bolted, allowing easy repair or replacement - an extremely important feature since owners are now required to maintain these bumpers in the original condition and design to ensure long-term DOT strength requirements.

  The steel goose neck of all DropMisers is
T-1 alloy to optimize weight and strength.
    Solid one-piece cross members are
designed with an offset web and a unique,
reinforced inner extrusion that adds
reinforcement between the main beams.
    Innovative snap-in floor enables the floor to
become part of the main beam (patent pending).
In addition, the extruded inner flange allows
cross member stress to be distributed over
a much larger area.
    Reitnouer's unique two-piece bolted and
bonded main beam is joined in the
center, where stresses are minimal.
Three-piece floating outriggers minimize
the stress on the main beam.
    Snap-in pockets offer superior strength
in the pocket-to-side rail connection.
    Movable tie-downs secure loads
either along the side rails or
along the main rails-or both.
    Two-piece load levelers for the DropMiser
offer lighter weight handling and placement
virtually anywhere along the trailer deck.
    Solid coild racks eliminate the need for
wood and optimize safety by locking
into the main beams, preventing coils
from sliding side to side.
    Patented coil blocks offer more portability
and ease of storage, but still offer the
"locked in" safety of the larger solid coil racks.

Patent pending recessed lights in polished
light panel offer the upscale look that has
come to represent Reitnouer. The "glow"
rings created by the recessed lights
distance Reitnouer from the competition.



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