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​Darkwing – Built Rugged, Built Light

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May, 2019

Manac’s Darkwing aluminum flatbed has been designed and constructed to meet the rigorous demands of today’s steel haulers. Manac has refined its offering with the release of the Darkwing II version of its aluminum flatbed. At the core of this proven and reliable design is the 3 piece stainless steel riveted main beam at 42” centers with 4” of camber providing customers with a 60,000 lbs. beam rating in 4 feet. The Darkwing II design now uses huck type fasteners for all other critical connections increasing the reliability and longevity while eliminating the need for maintenance of these connections. From front to back Manac continues to offer its customers with impressive standard features such as the bolted and overlapped front sill that allows for thermal expansion of the floor planks to the standard integrated rear forklift package with heavy-duty extruded aluminum corners with rubber bumpers for increased impact resistance.

The Darkwing is available in both straight and drop deck designs with multiple configurations. All Darkwing trailers include 5,500 lbs. rated tubular side pockets welded on all sides and have thicker sides for added durability. The standard double pipe spools are made of solid aluminum providing extra strength against side rail impact. The unique high strength aluminum deck features 6 integrated cargo tracks along with multiple other floor tie down and nailer configurations for added versatility, safety and driver convenience. Another benefit of the Darkwing design is the standard galvanized coupler plate, hangers and extreme duty landing gear structure that is directly supported by the main beams.

The Darkwing II by Manac comes standard with a polished mirror finish web and LED lights with clear lenses that makes this trailer best in class with a look that rises above the rest. This newest revision of the Darkwing Aluminum trailer by Manac is another example of its guiding principal to offer customers with reliable long lasting equipment, built rugged, built light. To learn more about Darkwing flatbeds and drop decks, visit www.manac.com or call your local Manac dealer. 

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