DROP DECK TRAILERS DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE YOUR LOAD
LOWER THE DECK TO INCREASE YOUR PAYLOAD.
A drop deck trailer increases versatility and allows you to haul more—especially loads with special requirements. High-performing, lightweight aluminum drop deck trailers from Benson give you low-cost, low-maintenance miles whether you haul regionally or cross-country.
Our nationwide network of highly trained dealers customizes our aluminum drop deck trailers to meet your specific needs. With engineering and features designed to increase safety, decrease weight and increase load capacity, our trailers give you results and peace of mind.
Superior Main Beam. Lower Maintenance.
The two-piece, welded main beam design eliminates
the need for mechanical fasteners by welding on the
neutral axis of the main beam where bending stress
is minimal. Unlike bolted designs, this main beam
doesn’t have fasteners, which eventually loosen,
requiring additional maintenance over its lifetime.
Less Weight. More Freight.
Floor crossmembers weld to the main beam, side rail,
and floor to form a super stiff structure, eliminating the
need for knee braces for a lighter weight trailer and
Greater Flexibility. More Loaded Miles.
The Lock-Rite™ multi-position tie down system
offers flexibility to either tie down narrow loads to
the center of the trailer or to the outside siderails.
This patent-pending design also allows the use of
either straps or chains to secure loads.
Better Highway Visibility.
The enhanced visibility lighting system offers three
stop/tail/turn lights and five dual-function side
marker lights. The side marker lights also function
as turn signals for improved motorist visibility. In
addition, the one-piece, tubular bumper includes
an extruded grip surface.
Length: 28’- 53’
Width: 96” and 102”
Upper Deck: 10’ or 11’
524: 52,000 in 4’ / 55,000 lb in 10’ / 105,000 lb evenly distributed
Est. Base Weight(s):
524: 9,203 lb/4,174 kg
Rear End Design:
Closed section extruded rear light box
Three rear stake pockets with extruded pocket protector
Tubular bumper uprights with flanges for mounting accessories
Extruded grip surface on top of bumper tube
Rubber dock bumpers mounted vertically with three bolts
Bumper assemblies are United States Department of Transportation
(DOT) and Transport Canada compliant
Main Beam Design:
Welded, 2-piece, 6061 T6 extruded aluminum “T” cross sections
Beams welded along neutral axis
Floor sections welded to top flange of main beam
Top tee extrusion with integral Lock-Rite™ groove
Main beam camber cut in lower aluminum “T” section
Front End Design:
High tensile steel neck for increased strength
Bright finish, fabricated aluminum front crossmember
Center mount glad hands and 7-way on removable access panel
1/4” steel coupler plate welded to neck
Heavy-duty cross and aft bracing
Extruded box section side rail with integral Lock-Rite groove
Radius edges to prevent strap damage
“LL” sliding winch track roadside, bolt-on design
Tumbled aluminum stake pockets on 24” centers
Crossmember Design and Floor System:
4-7/8” aluminum C-channel crossmembers on 16” centers
1-1/4” hollow core box design, extruded aluminum floor
boards with four apitong nailers, two singles outside, double in
Crossmembers welded vertically to siderail and main beam;
horizontally to floor
Lightweight, formed suspension crossmembers at suspension
hangers and air springs
Bolt-on, lower steel C-channel and strut bracing
Air suspension with manufacturer’s 5-year warranty
121” tandem widespread axle setting, large bearings, parallel
“P” spindle wheel ends and axle alignment
Air and electrical accessible through removable front plate
Below deck air and wire routing
Enhanced visibility lighting system with recessed oval lights
LED lights, five side marker lights per side, dual function lights
correspond with turn signals
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
■ Additional air and electric configurations
■ Additional aluminum components
■ Alternate crossmember spacing
■ Corrosion prevention packages
■ Customized bumper filler plates
■ Disc brakes
■ Factory installed bulkheads
■ Specialized floor packages
■ Multiple accessories, freight securement and storage options
■ Multiple axle configurations, sliding suspensions and lift axles
■ Premium rear features