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Providing maximum cubic capacity, cargo protection and durability.

For dry freight carriers who value safety and efficiency, the Champion Sheet & Post dry freight van is the most innovative and versatile trailer design in the industry, because it is designed with an intimate understanding of the customer's needs using the highest quality components and technology available for the greatest return on your investment.

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.

 100% LED Lighting

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

The Champion SE'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.

 Floor Strength

Hardwood floors supported by heavy-duty wax-coated crossmembers

A 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.

 New EnduroGuard Rear Frame

Great Dane's exclusive rear frame design combines galvannealed carbon steel with stainless steel for long lasting performance that withstands/outlasts the elements

Great Dane's standard dry van rear frame, EnduroGuard, combines the strength of galvannealed carbon steel and stainless steel to deliver a frame capable of withstanding the elements and strong enough to last a lifetime. EnduroGuard posts and header are standard painted gray, with white as an available option, while the rear sill is stainless steel.

The rear frame is made of 10 gauge, 5.00" x 2.00" high-strength, tubular steel corner posts. The rear header to top rail connection is reinforced at the corners by massive .25" steel gussets, which minimize racking and ensure that the frame remains square throughout the life of the trailer.

 Side Wall Construction

The strongest standard side wall in the industry, panel thickness is .31" with .019" skins and integral heavy-duty bottom rail achieves maximum sidewall strength.

With a full 101" interior width and a standard .31" overall panel thickness, the Champion CP design combines increased cubic capacity with a true snag-free interior for maximum durability.

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 Corner
3" Extruded Aluminum Radius Corners
Front Corner Sheet
Extruded Aluminum Mill Finish, 0.125''
Radius Corner Protectors
Front Sheets
Aluminum, 0.050''
Front Upright
Four (4) 16ga Steel, 2.5" Hats
Vent, Front
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 Sheet Material
Composite Plate, 0.30'' with .019'' PPW Galv. Steel Skins
Side Sheet Texture
Bottom Rail Rivets
.38" Aluminum Rivets
Side Upright Type
Logistic Post, Comp Plate Single-Punch ''A'' (14 Gauge)
Side Upright Locations
48" Centers
Rub Rail Type, Side
Protection Package, External
Rear Exterior and Structural
Rear Frame Type And Materia
EnduroGuard Swing Door Comb-type Frame
Rear Frame Header
2" Narrow Header
Rear Impact Guard
Carbon Steel Bumper, Bolt On Vertical, Weld On Horizontal
Dock Lock Bracing
Rear Bumpers
Rubber Dock Bumpers
Rear Access System
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
2 Roadside Rear Door, 1 Curbside Rear Door
5 per Rear Door
Rear Door Holdback
K-Slot w/Chain
Rear Door Vent
Hazardous Material Placards
Roof Options
Roof Bows
1.00" Galvanized Steel, 24" Centers
Roof Sheet
0.040" Aluminum
Interior Lining/Scuff/Floors
Rows of Side Scuffband
2 Row
Type of Side Scuffband (Row One)
6" Extruded Aluminum With Bottom Rail
Side Scuffband Location (Row One)
Installed at Floor Level
Type of Side Scuffband (Row Two)
7" Galvanized Steel, 18 Guage
Side Scuffband Location (Row Two)
Butted to Lower Row
Rows of Front Scuffband
Type of Floor
Hardwood Laminated, 1.38"
Quantity of Floor Screws
2 Scerws per Board
Threshold Plate
Smooth Steel, 12 Guage X 3"
Hardwood Floor Finish
Prolam 'Waxin' Coating
Front Lining
Pine Plywood, 0.50" X 48" High, 0.25" to Ceiling
Side Lining
Ceiling Lining
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
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 Crossmembers at the Rear
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
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 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 Spacer (Corrosion Barrier)
Tire Size
295/75R 22.5
Tire Brand
Bridgestone R195F
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
1 Top Mounted on Front Corner at 45 Degrees; Roadside and Curbside (Canadian Requirement)
Buckplate Light Type
Grote Series 40, LED Grommet 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
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
Front Finish
Pre-Painted White
Side Finish
Pre-Painted White
Rivet Color
Rear Frame Finish
Great Dane Gray
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
 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.

 Pup Wedge Options

Wedge option design is available for increased rear frame opening height.

 Pup Pintle Hook Options

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

 Pup Post Spacing Options

Post spacing options are available on 16" and 24" centers.

 Champion CP Pup Trailer

Dependable Design

 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.

 High-Base Rail

VThe High-Base Rail option improves sidewall durability with 15 inches of extreme sidewall protection. The integral extruded aluminum rail protects against unsightly scarring of daily wear and tear.

 Waxin Floor Protection

Waxin is an optional floor treatment that protects hardwood floors against the harshest outside conditions by penetrating the surface of hardwood with solid paraffin wax, creating a virtually waterproof barrier of protection. Available over every inch of the trailer floor or on just the rear 8 feet where the greatest exposure to elements occurs.

 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.

 PuR Floor Protection

PuR undercoating is an optional floor protection feature that acts as a moisture barrier on the underside of trailer floors, increasing the floor's durability and reducing maintenance costs.

 Interior Bulkhead Option

An interior bulkhead option is available in 12" smooth steel and is welded to the upper coupler for additional protection against forklift and cargo damage.