Strick Announces Spacious TF1 Furniture Van
May 26, 2010
MONROE, IN, May, 26, 2010 — Strick Trailers unveiled its latest model, the TFI Furniture Van. With 100.5 inches of inside width and 4,295 cubic feet of interior volume at 53’, the TF1 Furniture Van is one of the most spacious trailers on the road today.
“Customers in the moving industry are always telling us that they need more space in their trailers and this design is what we were able to come up with,” said Steve Burns, General Manager of Strick. “Most furniture vans on the market today only have about 99” of inside width. The extra width can really make a big difference to customers,” said Burns.
The TF1 Furniture Van is based on Strick’s popular TFI Dry Van. Side posts are .625” deep and the interior is lined with snap-in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
“HDPE is a great trailer lining as it is both extremely durable and relatively light,” said Burns. “Additionally it is an environmentally-friendly product as the HDPE that we use is made from recycled milk bottles,” he said.
Strick incorporated many of the heavy-duty features found on dry vans in order to make this one of the toughest furniture vans on the market today. For example, the side posts are riveted to the side sheets with two rows of vertical rivets and the cross members are attached to the bottom rail with 5” wide end clips and four rivets per side.
At 18,200 pounds with standard features and aluminum side posts, the Strick Furniture Van is also one of the lightest furniture vans on the market today. The Furniture Van is also available with steel side posts.
Standard features also include four curbside doors and two roadside doors, all with slotted inserts, flush door locks and ramps holes in the threshold. The trailer also features a 15” high by 17’ long belly box with “ice breaker” style locks.
Founded in 1937 and based in Monroe, Indiana, Strick manufacturers a complete line of dry van trailers to meet the specialized needs of carriers nationwide.
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