Performance Trailers Inc., has been
building our own shells now for over 10 years. In the early days
most display trailers and transporter were conversion from a
manufactures shell –[ i.e. - Kentucky, Dorsey, Great Dane, etc.] As the end product for custom trailers became more demanding on the
mass-produced shell ,it became more economical to build the custom shell for the lone purpose intended. The requirements of custom trailers have been such that the low floor demand has always been there. In the 1980’s there was a company, DBX, that designed & engineered a Low floor design. Later on in the 1990’s this design was taken over by the Dallas Smith Corp. and they produced the second generation of the low floor design. DSC introduced many improvements and carried the concept forward. After the turn of the century Marmon Herrington got involved with the suspension module and took it to an new & third generation of achievement and dependability.
Herrington Co. get it’s beginning from the Marmon
Company which was founded in 1851 . The Marmon Wasp won the very first
Indianapolis 500 in 1911 . Today M-H is a leading converter of all-
wheel drive vehicles both for military and industry .
Of the many improvements that M-H
brought to generation 3 was the precision fabrication and close
tolerances required of the original design. Using their knowledge and
year of manufacturing they have developed a fabrication ‘jig’ that
insures each module is completed correctly with in the engineering
Now what all of this is leading up to
is the end design for the trailer. The Low -floor translates into more
room inside the trailer-[ often refereed to as a High- Cube trailer]-
The inside dimension can be up to 12 feet in height. The 12 ft. ht. main
deck can also be up to 44-ft feet long. The other important feature is
the wheel wells are 74” inches apart.---- allowing most cars to pass
through, between the wheel-wells. Tandem axle trails only have 48”
between them and no car can pass thru.