Fontaine Trailer introduced two new lowbeds in March at ConExpo. The Renegade LXL is a two-axle air-ride suspension lowbed equipped with a mechanical removable gooseneck. A hydraulic neck is optional.
The 29 foot 2 inch long lowbed deck provides a load capacity of 35 tons, providing even distribution, and 30 ton capacity in a 16 foot range. Minimum loaded height ranges from 15 inches at the front and end to 14 inches in the center of the deck, providing a minimum 5 inch ground clearance. The rear 2-axle bogie is fully covered and provides additional loading space. The bogie and connections are prepared to add an optional third pin-on axle.
With the Magnitude 55H Fontaine introduces a new three-axle lowbed in the 55 ton range. The lowbed features a hydraulic removable gooseneck. The neck offers an adjustable ride height that features five- position mechanical lock for separate deck and fifth wheel height control. The maximum 55 tons capacity, in a 12 foot range of the 25 foot long deck, is only available with the fourth axle close coupled or when the single axle stinger is attached. The nitrogen activated stinger axle offers automatic shim and can be lifted to provide ease of backing-up. According to Fontaine, an increasing number of states require such technical features on more and more trailers. Height of the lowbed deck is 22 inches with a ground clearance of 6 inches. The rear bogie is designed with a V-style boom through with bolt-in pan.
Fontaine, which recently opened a new development department, claims to be the market leader in aluminum and steel platform trailers.