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October 16, 2020
With all the different specialized trailers being pulled by freight transportation companies across the world, covering every stretch of road imaginable…. most likely you have seen your fair share of low bed semi trailers (even though you may not have known it). A low bed semi trailer, also known as a double drop, low loader, low-bed, or a float depending on what part of the world you are in, is a semi-trailer with a drop deck.
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A low bed semi trailer is commonly used to haul heavy equipment and machinery, such as excavators, bulldozers, and other large construction equipment. The low bed trailer is perfect for hauling large equipment like this because they are usually tall and wide and would exceed standard legal height and weight restrictions.
The maximum weight for a two axle low bed trailer is 40,000 pounds, but the weight limit can be increased up to 80,000 pounds total weight of trailer, and load depending on the number of axles required.
The low bed trailer is capable of handling loads with a maximum height of up to 14 feet tall. For dependable trucking services and equipment transportation, the low bed trailer is essentially designed to transport oversized goods that often exceed the legal height requirements of transportation by a flatbed trailer.
Low flatbed semi trailer
Low bed semi trailers are usually used to transport heavy duty trucks (such as tractors, buses, special vehicles, etc.), rail vehicles, mining machinery, forestry machinery, agricultural machinery (such as excavators, bulldozers, loaders, paving machines, etc.) For cranes, etc.) and other heavy-loaded goods, the lower the center of gravity, the better the stability and safety, and the stronger the ability to transport ultra-high goods and pass overhead obstacles.
Low bed semi trailer trucks are also very extensive, suitable for the transportation of various machinery and equipment, large objects, road construction equipment, large tanks, power station equipment, and various steel materials.
Low bed semi trailer structure and loading
The low bed semi trailer usually adopts a concave beam (or well-shaped) frame, that is, the front part of the frame is a gooseneck (the traction pin of the front part of the gooseneck is connected with the traction saddle on the tractor, and the back end of the gooseneck is connected to the semi-trailer frame Connected), the middle section is the cargo platform (the lowest part of the frame), and the rear end is the wheel frame (including wheels).
When loading mechanical equipment on a low bed semi trailer, the mechanical equipment is usually loaded from the rear of the semi-trailer, that is, the mechanical equipment is moved from the rear wheel frame or the wheels are removed, and then the mechanical equipment is fixed on the semi-trailer on.
1. The low bed semi trailer series have flat, concave beam and tire exposed structures, and the longitudinal beam adopts straight or gooseneck. The frame is stepped, and the cross section of the longitudinal beam is I-shaped, which has the characteristics of high rigidity and high strength.
2. The main plane of the frame and cargo platform is low, which ensures the stability of transportation and is suitable for carrying all kinds of construction machinery, large equipment and steel materials.
3. It adopts three-axis balanced, two-axis balanced or rigid suspension, with mass balance blocks installed between the front and rear leaf springs, which can change the deflection of the front and rear leaf springs by the same amount and balance the forces on the front and rear axles.
4. The low bed semi trailers series products are suitable for the transportation of a variety of mechanical equipment, large objects, road construction equipment, large tanks, power station equipment and various steel materials. It has a wide range of uses and is efficient and fast. The whole vehicle adopts advanced computer aided design software, which is optimized for flexible and diverse design. The load bearing surface of the frame is designed according to user requirements to meet the transportation of various special goods.