East Manufacturing has announced that all its platform trailers will now come standard with JOST International’s AX150 Alumilight series of landing gear. The gear will appear on East’s BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers and all BST, BST II and XLD drop deck trailers.
“We are pleased to have JOST International as a supplier partner,” said Dave de Poincy, president. “Their advanced technologies provide increased payload, which coincides with our mission to provide optimum payload for our customers.”
The JOST Alumilight series is up to 50 lbs. lighter per set than competitive landing gear for added payload and corrosion resistance, East said. Its 6061-T6 extruded aluminum upper leg combined with a Polyester-coated HSLA steel lower leg provides durability to stand up to the harshest conditions. The AX150 Alumilight series is maintenance free for 10 years, and comes with a 10-year warranty.
The landing gear mechanism is integrated into the sturdy leg column, so it protects the gearing and significantly minimizes water intrusion, East pointed out. A silicone-sealed steel cover keeps moisture out to further protect the landing gear from water and road chemical damage, and freezing.
Available with inboard and outboard mounting, standard JOST gear train allows easy interchangeability. A 3∕8-in. by 2-in. reinforcing strap provides side load strength. Its maximum static load rating is 160,000 lbs. with a rated lift capacity of 55,000 lbs. and a side load capacity of 29,000 lbs. per set.