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Two Things to Consider When Choosing a Flatbed Trailer

Views: 75     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-11-27      Origin: Site

The different types of flatbed trailers are designed for use in different applications. Therefore, it is important to assess your needs before making a choice of the type of flatbed trailer you need. Here are key factors to consider:


The Flatbed trailer is designed to carry different cargoes and containers: a flatbed for a 20ft container and another for a 40ft. If you need a flatbed for carrying an oversize load, then an extendable flatbed trailer will be the best choice to go for. The choice based on size is usually made putting these requirements into consideration.

Load Capacity

The load capacity can also determine the type of trailer that you will choose based on your needs. It can range from 10 tons – 80 tons. Again, this should be based on different requirements as defined by the local laws and regulations on such matters. The various flatbed trailers take a considerable size and weight of cargo. However, all are not designed to carry the same amount of weight. On applications where weight considerations are to be made, the 2 axles or 3 axles container chassis trailer can really help. Heavy cargo can comfortably and securely be carried on these strong chassis made of high-yield materials. 


The different axle capacity is based on transportation needs and requirements. However, every choice based on the axle configuration should also be in line with the local transportation laws and regulations. The different types of flatbed trailers based on axle configuration include those carrying 12.5 tons per axle, 13 tons per axle and those taking 9 tons per axle. Make sure you choose the type permissible in your country based on the stipulated laws and regulations. The number of axles for each trailer is also a vital consideration to make based on the weight of your cargo. The trailer structure is designed to support various wheel axle assemblies at various positions along its length. Your choice should be informed by your cargo needs and the laws regulating the use of flatbed trailers within your jurisdiction.


Different tire-configurations are used based on the amount of load to be carried. However, this is also regulated through government agencies in respective the countries. There are those that permit a single tire and those who don’t. For single tires, you must make sure that you have a reasonable distribution of tires along the trailer.

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