Kalyn Siebert Introduces Altralite Lightweight Steel End-Dump Trailer

Wed September 18, 2013 - National Edition
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Heavy-duty trailer manufacturer Kalyn Siebert has announced the launch of its newest trailer: the ALTRALITE, a lightweight steel end-dump trailer designed specifically for stability, strength and safety.

Well-suited for construction industry needs, road construction in particular, the ALTRALITE will provide owner/operators and construction businesses of all sizes with a heavy-duty end-dump trailer that is more versatile and less expensive than aluminum counterparts, allowing owners to cost-effectively maximize payloads and ROI.

“By extending our design and manufacturing expertise with heavy duty trailers into the end-dump market, Kalyn Siebert is proud to be able to support the construction industry when it needs it most,” Kalyn Siebert Managing Director Ryan Rockafellow explained. “Some in the industry prefer the versatility, ease of maintenance and lower cost of steel over aluminum. And with the forecasted growth for the industry, construction businesses will continue to need high-performance, cost-effective trailers that can stand up to the rigors of heavy duty jobs. This trailer is the right solution to meet the market’s needs.”

The product of four years of research and development, the ALTRALITE features several unique design aspects that drive this trailer’s performance. A higher dumping angle keeps all axles on the ground into the 5th stage of dumping, providing maximum stability and safety. A bathtub design keeps the load’s center of gravity closer to the trailer’s centerline, for added stability. Additionally, longitudinal beams in the trailer add strength, while a higher tailgate with?a forward slant ensures positive closing, according to the manufacturer.

Rockafellow sees the ALTRALITE as a natural complement to Kalyn Siebert’s already diverse line of trailers.

“Kalyn Siebert has been known as the steel trailer experts for more than 50 years,” he said. “Our oil field, military and heavy-haul construction trailers are already well respected for their quality and durability. With the ALTRALITE, we’re pleased to bring the Kalyn Siebert advantage to the end-dump market as well.”

Kalyn Siebert will manufacture the ALTRALITE in its Gatesville, Texas, facility. Production will start in Q4 2013 and the trailer will be in full production by Q2 2014. Distribution will be led by Kalyn Siebert partner Superior Trailer Sales in Sunnyvale, Texas, although Kalyn Siebert is in discussions with other distributors as well.

For more information, call 224/475-6257 or visit www.KalynSiebert.com.