By Mike Anderson, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

FontaineRecently, Fontaine rolled out an aluminum trailer so "revolutionary" that it weighs less than 7,800 pounds and yet handles 60,000 pounds in just 4 feet. The sleek, aerodynamic shape of Fontaine's Revolution trailer is designed to cut through the air with a drag coefficient not associated with a flatbed trailer. Friction-stir welding, proven technology borrowed from the aerospace industry, adds to the strength of the floor while reducing weight to allow bigger payloads. A patent-pending, one-piece extruded aluminum siderail is designed to withstand impact damage better than conventional designs. A patent-pending main beam is made from extruded aluminum to eliminate welding between the web and the flange.