Vanguard Corporation is a leading manufacturer of truck trailers including composite plate.Vanguard Corporation's innovative manufacturing technology includes robotic welding and in-house rotary shot blasting for both carbon steel and galvanized steel trailer components. From front to back and top to bottom, the high quality of every Vanguard trailer cannot be matched. A promise that is backed up by Vanguard Corporation's comprehensive 5 year warranty.
Vanguard ALUMINUM DRY FREIGHT VANSVanguard has been recognized as an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of all types of truck trailers. Today, that tradition continues in the imaginative engineering, premium materials and the highest quality workmanship. You'll see this unique combination of engineering excellence, quality and craftsmanship in the special features of the interior and exterior Aluminum Dry Freight Van trailers.
Vanguard "MADE TO SPEC" TRAILERSVanguard leads the industry with a diverse line of trailers for a wide range of customer needs. The ability to respond quickly to requests for "made to spec" trailers is unmatched. The key is the high technology assembly operations that are designed to flex with changing production requirements. Vanguard can efficiently produce "specials" and handle short production runs without disrupting the flow of larger, ongoing orders.
WEATHER SEALANT IS INSTALLED WHERE IT COUNTS3/4" wide weather sealant closed cell PVC foam tape is installed at panel laps prior to riveting for superior leak resistance.
Vanguard FLOORING IS DESIGNED FOR LONG LIFE AND LOW MAINTENANCEFloors are 1 3/8" thick laminated oak installed with three 5/16" diameter heat treated torx head screws per 12"board including edge boards in an alternating flange pattern, giving 24 screws per cross member. The floors are planed smooth on both sides to ensure a perfect fit with the cross members for unsurpassed loading capability. All boards are pre-undercoated with a premium waterborne acrylic emulsion for 100% coverage and excellent adhesion prior to laying on pre-painted cross members. Every board is caulked full length on both edge sides prior to installation to minimize moisture intrusion. And it's all done in their own plant to assure strict quality control. That's why they provide a 5-year warranty on all Vanguard-made flooring for every trailer they build.
HEAVY DUTY BEND AND TWIST RESISTANCE UNDERRIDE GUARD4"x4"x11 gauge tube with a heavy duty 7 gauge x 5 3/8" wide vertical support. ½" thick x 2" deep steel corner bumpers provide additional door hinge and rear light protection. Complete under ride guard assembly is "bolt on" design for ease of maintenance.
Vanguard FRONT WALL CONSTRUCTION BUILT FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTIONAir and electrical lines are offset to roadside and installed within interior front wall, with low profile mount glad-hands. ¾" wide foam moisture barrier tape applied to perimeter and all front wall rivet attachments. Outer panel .048 smooth aluminum prepainted white. The interior of both bulkhead and full sheet and post designs is lined with plywood full height.
AAR (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS) TESTED, APPROVED AND CERTIFIED UPPER COUPLERThis design with a 3 3/16" deep hi-tensile steel upper coupler assembly accommodates an AAR certified crosshead kingpin. It includes access holes for drainage and ease of maintenance. Coupler is protected with premium grade, rust preventative coatings.inside and out.
HEAVY DUTY 3" ALUMINUM HINGESFive Aluminum hinges per door protected with electrolytic corrosion barriers between dissimilar metals. Breakaway aluminum hinges protect door from damage when hit versus steel hinges.
PREMIUM STANDARD FEATURES
- Extruded Aluminum Front Corners
- 5 Posts In Front Wall
- LED Lights
- PC Rated Rear Clearance
- Internal Ground Wiring
- Stemco PPS Plus Wheel Ends
- 1-Piece Nose Rail
- Pre-Coated Laminated Oak Flooring
- 3 Floor Screws Per Board, Per Cross member
- Air Ride Anti-Dock walk Suspension
- Wax Coated Cross members
GALVANIZED STEEL STANDARD COMPONENTS
- Rear Frame & Gussets
- Rear Impact Guard & Adapter
- Landing Gear Brackets & Bracing
- 1-Piece Sub frame
- Coupler To Landing Gear
- Coupler Front Apron & Pick-Up Plate
- Mud flap Brackets
- 22" Threshold Plate
- Interior Posts & Scuff Liner
- Air & Electrical Channels
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