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Providing maximum cubic capacity, cargo protection and durability.

The versatile Champion Composite can be designed to fit the unique needs of any number of dry freight operations, while providing maximum cubic capacity, cargo protection and durability.

We have 300 plus Great Dane trailers in our fleet and we view them as a huge bonus to our business.

Key Features
 Premium 8-Year Wheel End System

Stemco Platinum Performance Plus Wheel End System

Stemco's Platinum Performance Plus Wheel End System features an exclusive 8-year limited warranty. (Extended aftermarket warranty requires specified preventative maintenance.)

 Premium Landing Gear

GD60 features an all bolted construction for ease of repair and maintenance.

Great Dane Model 60 Landing Gear uses a constant mesh gear box which keeps gears engaged for consistently smooth shifting. The landing gear construction features a floating nut design which protects the elevating screw from damage caused by dock walk.

Supported by angle bracing at the front and rear, the GD Model 60 has a lift capacity of 55,000 lbs. The mount spreads the load over five crossmembers, and steel gussets ensure extra support, stability, and strength. Completing the design, Great Dane's replaceable shock-mounted sand shoes reduce stresses in the mount by 50 percent. Componentry is bolted in place for ease of repair.

 Fuel Efficiency

US EPA-certified SmartWay trailer systems and components

Customers committed to measuring and improving the efficiency of their freight operations can adopt a range of trailer systems and components to significantly lower emissions and reduce fuel consumption.

 Floor Strength

Hardwood floors supported by heavy-duty wax-coated crossmembers

TA 1.38" laminated hardwood floor is installed with two 5/16" screws per board in an alternating pattern for increased strength. The floor is supported by heavy-duty wax-coated, I-beam crossmembers, the strongest standard crossmembers in the industry.

This strength combined with the corrosion-resistant floor coating results in longer life and less downtime. A smooth steel 12-gauge, 3" threshold plate is standard. Deeper threshold plates are available as an option.

 CorroGuard Protection

Great Dane's exclusive corrosion protection offers complete coverage for maximum protection and durability

Great Dane's exclusive spray-in-place thermoplastic coating sprayed on suspensions and support gear offers superior long-term protection from rock and stone impingement and chemical resistance to current de-icing chemicals and road hazards.

 PunctureGuard - Premium Reefer Lining Standard

Great Dane's standard reefer lining, PunctureGuard, is lighter and stronger than any other lining

Designed to protect a trailer's interior walls from everyday abuses, PunctureGuard linings and scuffbands are incredibly thin, yet extremely puncture resistant. Inherent by design, PunctureGuard is lighter weight and has nearly 3x the peel strength of other linings, making it resistant to delamination. Its thermoplastic properties make it easy and quick to repair, reducing maintenance time and costs. And above all, it provides the most impact resistance available in trailer linings. PunctureGuard provides the extra protection that will extend the life of your trailer, load after load, year after year.

 Front End Protection

Long Lasting, strong and durable protection

The lower front of the trailer is protected from corrosion by a stainless steel front bottom rail. The upper coupler is constructed with galvanneal components and additional rust-preventative coatings for a long-lasting, strong and durable connection.

 Extreme Durability

Great Dane's patented SSL panels provide ultimate protection against extreme wear and tear

The patented SSL panel Lining is four times more corrosion resistant that galvanized steel and has a puncture strength nearly six times greater that hardwood plywood and over four times greater than MDPE plastic.

 100% LED Lighting

For better visibility and extended service life supported by maintenance-free Long-Life Light System featuring 10-year warranty

The Champion CL's exterior lighting package comes standard with Grote's MicroNova® DOT LED lamps, designed to improve visibility and service life of the lights. The system also features dual intensity clearance lights, with an available option for five clearance lights with outer turn signal.

The industry's best wiring harness, the Long-Life Light System is a maintenance-free, fully modular system backed by a 10-year warranty. This sealed harness prevents moisture intrusion, is extremely durable, and combines the flexibility of a custom wiring system with the reliability and simplicity of a sealed harness.

Geometric Dimensions
Special Spec-Packages
Overall Height
13' 6''
Overall Length
53' 0"
Overall Width
Upper Coupler Height
King Pin Location
36'' from Nose
Landing Gear Location
98.5'' From Kingpin
Amount of Wedge
Front Exterior and Structure
Front Corner
6'' Radius
Front Corner Sheet
Aluminum, 0.050''
Radius Corner Protectors
Front Sheets
Aluminum, 0.050''
Front Upright
Six (6) 16ga Steel, 2.5" Hats
Vent, Front
Anti Nose-Dive Device
Electrical Connector and Gladhand
Electrical Connector/Gladhand Location
Offset Roadside, Overlaid
Hose Couplers (Gladhands)
Tramec Control and Tramec Supply
Standard Document Holder
Truck-Lite #97859 W/ Great Dane Logo At Roadside Front
Additional Manifest Box
Side Exterior and Structural
Side Sheet Material
Aluminum, 0.050"
Side Sheet Texture
Bottom Rail Rivets
.38" Aluminum Rivets
Side Upright Type
Hat, Steel 1.10" (16 Gauge)
Side Upright Locations
24" Centers
Rub Rail Type, Side
Protection Package, External
Side Doors
Quantity of Side Doors (Area ''C'') (Ahead Of Landing Gear)
Quantity of Side Doors (Area ''D'') (In Landing Gear Area)
First Curbside Side Door Behind Landing Gear
Second Curbside Side Door Behind Landing Gear
First Roadside Side Door Behind Landing Gear
Second Roadside Side Door Behind Landing Gear
Rear Exterior and Structural
Rear Frame Type And Materia
EnduroGuard Swing Door Comb-type Frame
Rear Frame Header
2" Narrow Header without Rain Deflectors
Rear Impact Guard
Carbon Steel Bumper, Bolt On Vertical, Weld On Horizontal
Dock Lock Bracing
Rear Bumpers
Rubber Dock Bumpers
Rear Bottom Rail Reinforcing
Rear Access System
Handhold Roadside Door (With RIG Intermediate Channel When Clearance Allows)
Tag Bracket Location
License Plate Installation
Type of Rear Door
0.50" Composite Swing Door, Dual-Seal Gaskets, White Galvanized Steel Cover Sheet
Lock Rods
1 per Rear Door
5 per Rear Door
Rear Door Holdback
Rear Door Vent
Hazardous Material Placards
Roof Options
Roof Bows
1.00" Aluminum I-Beam on 32" Centers
Roof Sheet
0.040" Aluminum
Interior Lining/Scuff/Floors
Rows of Side Scuffband
1 Row
Type of Side Scuffband (Row One)
12" Galvanized Steel, 18 Guage
Side Scuffband Location (Row One)
Installed at Floor Level
Side Scuffband Position (Row One)
No Lining Behind Scuffband, Lining up to Top Rail
Rows of Front Scuff
Type of Floor
Hardwood Laminated, 1.38"
Quantity of Floor Screws
2 Scerws per Board
Threshold Plate
Smooth Steel, 12 Guage X 15"
Hardwood Floor Finish
Prolam 'Waxin' Coating
Floor Cargo Restraint
Front Lining
Hardwood Plywood, 0.25" Full Height
Side Lining
0.25" Full Height Hardwood Plywood
Ceiling Lining
Unit Numbers on Lining
Sidewall Cargo Restraint
Quantity of Rows of Logistics Track
Understructure Forward and Bay Assembly
Upper Coupler Type
3.50" Channel
Bottom Plate Thickness
Landing Gear
GD60 (Non Fast Gear)
Landing Gear Foot/Shoe
10" X 10" Cushion Foot
Landing Gear Handle Location
Tire Carrier
No Tire Carrier
Floor 20,000 Pound Package
Crossmembers Ahead of the Landing Gear
Steel Hat Type on 12" Centers, 2" Deep
Front Tire Protector Plates
Crossmembers Over Landing Gear
4" Steel I-Beam Over Landing Gear, 12" Centers
Bay Area Crossmembers
4" Steel I-Beam on 12" Centers
URG Crossmembers
4" Steel I-Beam on 12" Centers
Extra Crossmembers at the Rear
Extra URG Rail Length
Rear Tire Protector Plates
Aerodynamic Fairings
Side Skirts-Prepare for Future Side Skirt Installation
Undercarriage Design
Tandem Axle, Slide Spring Suspension, 49'' Axle Centers
Model of Suspension
Holland Duralite (LS4)
3 Leaf Spring
Bogie Location
Pintle Hook
Without Pintle Hook
Walkramp at Rear
Locking Mechanism
Non Air Assist Pin Puller
Axle Type
Great Dane Tapered Spindle .50 Wall
Brake Size
16.50" X 7.00"
Brake Actuators
Great Dane Standard 2.5" Stroke
Brake Lining
Standard Brake Lining
Brake Shoe Type
Standard Service
Brake Adjusters
Meritor Automatic 5.50"
Dust Shield Type
Tire-Inflation-Systemn/Tire/Wheel Option
Axle System Lube Type
Anti-Lock Brakes
Wabco 2S/1M Easy Stop
Optional Diagnostics Cable
Brake Valves
Air-Tank Drain Valves
Great Dane, Smooth Black with Logo
Mudflap Quantity/Bracket Material
Mudflap Mounting Location
On Undercarriage
Tires/Wheels/Hub and Drum
Rim/Disc Wheel Size
22.5" 8.25"
Hub/Wheel and Drum
Great Dane Hub Piloted Universal 10 Stud Hub with Outboard Cast Drums
Brake Drum Balancing
Wheel Type
22.5'' Steel Disc Wheel, Hub Piloted, 5HH
Wheel/Rim Vendor
Great Dane
Wheel Stud Options
Wheel Spacer (Corrosion Barrier)
Tire Size
295/75R 22.5
Tire Brand
Bridgestone R195F
Spare Tire
Axle End Condition
Wheel Lubricant
Kendall EBL Grease
Wheel Seals
Stemco Guardian
Stemco Sentinel Hubcaps
Axle Spindle Nuts
Pro-Torq Nuts
Electrical Wiring/Lights
Exterior Lighting Package
All Lights LED, Long Life Lighting System, Grote MicroNova DOT LED
Electrical Connector
Great Dane 7-Way Solid Pin
Rear Header Light Locations
Center Cluster of 3 with 1 Each Side Outboard Corner
Buckplate Light Type
Grote Series 40, LED Flange Mount
Buckplate Light Qty and Loc
2 Each Side
Midship Turn Signal
Grote MicroNova DOT LED Combination Turn and Clearance
Location of Turn Signal
Roadside and Curbside, Center of Trailer
Installation of Turn Signal
Install Below Bottom Rail
Rear Gusset Lamp
Grote MicroNova DOT LED
Rear ABS Lamp
Grote MicroNova DOT LED
Front Top Rail Lights
1 Top Mounted on Side Roadside and Curbside
Additional Side Top Rail Lamps
Side Bottom Lights
1 Each Side
Side Bottom Light Locations
1 at Rear
Supplemental Turn Signal
Electrical Interior
Dome Light Quantity
Spotlight Quantity
Front Finish
Pre-Painted White
Side Finish
Pre-Painted White
Rivet Color
Top rail Paint
Bottom Rail Paint
Rear Frame Finish
Great Dane White
Rear Door Finish
Pre-Painted White
Installation of Customer Decals
Undercarriage Finish
Black Undercoat
Wheel Finish
White Enamel
Conspicuity Treatment
Great Dane on Side Sheet
Great Dane Logo Installation
Red Logos
Unit Numbers (Exterior)
Paint Load Line
Additional Undercoat
Front Insulation
Roof Insulation
Side Insulation
Control Temperature Unit
Type of Nose Mounted Unit
 Wheel Options

Great Dane offers a variety of wheel selections to help increase payload and fuel savings:

Aluminum Wheels

Wide-Base Steel Wheels

Wide-Base Aluminum Wheels

 CorroGuard Protection

CorroGuard offers excellent chemical and corrosion resistance as well as superior impact resistance to withstand the harshest conditions on today's highway.

For more information about CorroGuard, click here to watch a video and discover how it saves you money and adds life to your trailer.

 Tire Options

Optional tire brands are available in dual and wide-base styles. EPA Smartway-verified and CARB compliant brand options are also available.

 Aerodynamic Options

Great Dane has the industry’s widest selection of aerodynamic skirts and other devices available.

 Galvanized Component Options

Galvanized component options include crossmembers and tire carriers.

 Automatic Tire Inflation Systems

Automatic tire inflation systems help extend tire life and increase fuel efficiency by using compressed air from the trailer to maintain tire pressure settings during operation. Multiple tire inflation systems are available as options.

 Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes offer reduced stopping distances when compared to drum brakes and help reduce stop brake fade. A variety of options are available.

 Heavy-Duty Air-Ride Suspension Package

A Heavy-Duty Air-Ride Suspension Package is available for dry freight and specialty vans and refrigerated trailers. The VANTRAAX HKANT – 46K features a tandem slider tailor-made for heavy-duty applications and incorporates the patented QUIK-DRAW pin activation system, high-strength main rails, and “K” braces for durability and frame strength.

 Lightweight Suspension System

Optimized for dry-freight sliding tandems, the Hendrickson HKANT-40K Air-Ride Suspension provides weight savings and reliable performance for a smoother ride and cargo protection. This system also features long-life Tri-Functional pivot bushings for a smooth ride and Quik-Align for fast and easy axle alignments.

 Side Door Design

Side door design delivers unparalleled performance. A unique design, the blade lock applies pressure evenly for a complete seal for the full height of the door to hold compartment temperatures. The low-profile design of this lock eliminates protruding hinges and lock rods, protecting side doors from unnecessary damage.

 Optional Roll-Up Door

An optional roll-up door is available for operations that require loading in a limited space. A sturdy, reinforced roll-up rear door frame provides added security.

 Pintle Hooks

Pintle hooks and pintle hook accessories are available for large combination vehicles.

 Access Systems

Access systems include various types of steps, ramps, and platforms.

 Liftgate Prep

Lift gate installation preparation is available, including rail-lift and tuck-away options.

 Various Cargo Restraint Options

Various cargo restraint options are available, including overlaid and recessed type-A and type-F horizontal track. Optional sidewall ‘D' rings and floor bull rings are also available.

 PSSL Panel Lining

For extreme durability, SSL panel lining has a puncture strength nearly six times greater than hardwood plywood and over four times greater than MDPE plastic. Optional SSL front wall shown in picture.

 Roof Lining Options

Roof lining options provide protection for the roof bows and roof from cargo or forklift damage. Available in plywood, PunctureGuard, and galvanized steel. (Galvanized steel shown)

 PunctureGuard Lining (Insulated)

A combination of proven sheet-and-post design with the most advanced modular panel foaming technology of a reefer, the semi-insulated option puts temperature and innovation in control to protect even the most delicate cargo. Standard with PunctureGuard lining for impact resistance throughout the life of the trailer.

 PunctureGuard Lining

Designed to protect a trailer's interior walls from everyday abuses, PunctureGuard scuffbands and wall liners are incredibly thin for more inside width, yet extremely puncture-resistant. PunctureGuard provides the extra protection that will extend the life of your trailer, load after load, year after year.

 Logistic-Style Uprights & Post Spacing Options

A-slot logistic tracks on 4" vertical centers are optional. Post spacing options are available on 12", 16", and 24" on plywood lining.

 Interior Lighting

Interior lighting for increased visibility needs, LED dome, and spotlights are available.

 Multiple Flooring Options

Several flooring options are available including laminated hardwoods in various thicknesses, composite floors, and aluminum dry cargo floors.