Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops, announced today, their recent design and build of a New Specialty Coil Hauler trailer.
The new custom 48’ x 96” Black Gold™ Coil Hauler trailer was developed specifically for hauling steel coils shotgun style (where the eye of the coil is facing forward), recessed inside a well, for the factor that coils can pack a punch if they get loose.
Designed with two outer perimeter beams with 1” x 5” top and bottom flanges, the new Doonan® manufactured trailer features a well opening in the center that measures 19’ long x 76” wide, with recessed concave beams to safely secure the coil load.
Coils are generally some of the toughest types of freight to haul because of their concentrated weight in one small area on the trailer. One of the many advantages of Doonan’s trailer design is that Doonan® has engineered the coil well closer to the axles, in order to transfer more weight onto the trailer axles.
Coils can range in size from something relatively small like 5,000 lbs., to over 60,000 lbs. Doonan’s new Flatbed Coil Hauler trailer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 98,000#. The GVWR is based on a tri-axle trailer with disc brakes.
The trailer is also designed to have a tarp system installed, so the coils are protected from the elements and arrive at their destination safe and sound. Nine custom pockets were installed along the sides of the trailer for this application.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the design and weight this trailer can hold,” stated Mike Gordy, Co-Manager (Operations), Doonan®.” “This new Specialty trailer demonstrates our commitment and focus on taking our products to the next level, and providing customers with innovative solutions that lead the industry.” Customers can learn more about Doonan’s new Specialty Coil Hauler trailer, by phoning: 1-800-734-0608.