The low loader trailer is a kind of machinery transport use trailer with a much lower working platform, with a high range of 400mm to 1200 mm which is also called the lowbed trailer, low bed truck, machinery transport trailer, equipment transport trailer, etc. The high of the working platform for low bed trailer usually depends on the loading capacity and the equipment that will be transported.
Low loader trailer has several types including normal type low loader trailer, heavy-duty low bed trailer, dual lane axle low bed trailer, detachable low bed trailer, extendable type low bed trailer, modular type low bed trailer, etc. Here below, let check on these types of low loader trailers one by one.
1. Normal type low loader trailer:
This normal-type low loader trailer is the most popular type low loader trailer with a loading capacity from 20 - 80 tons, the low loader trailer equipped with 2-4 axles, model for 13-20 ton axles. Usually equipped with the spring ladders for the machines such as the wheel loaders, excavators, or some different types of wheeled machines transportation. The high of the working platform is various from 1000mm to 1200mm.
2. Heavy duty type low loader trailer:
Heavy duty low loader trailer is almost the same as the normal type low loader trailers, only comes with a higher loading capacity normally from 80 tons to 140 tons. This type of low loader trailer is a cost-effective type low loader, usually used for those countries which don't have the special requirements on the axles load and the off-road working environment.
3. Dual lane axles low loader trailers:
The main specification for the dual-lane low loader trailer is its axles. The dual-lane axle low loader trailer equipped with the short axles, each line has two short axles with 8 sets of tires and rims. This type of low loader trailer is usually used for super heavy equipment transportation. The working platform length will be designed according to the machines that will be transported, tire covered, or exposed types.
4 line 8 axle 120 ton low loader trailer drawing
4. Detachable low loader:
Detachable low loader is a specially designed type of low loader trailer without ladders on the rear, it's a front-loading type low bed trailer. This type of low bed trailer has a super low working platform, normally on 400mm. This design is used for super heavy equipment transportation. Normally over 100 tons. It's an oversized transportation low bed trailer with a width of 3000mm to 4000mm, the length is normally 16000-17000mm. The detachable low loader can be designed according to the customers' special requirement.
5. Extendable low loader trailer:
The extendable low loader trailer is a kind of special low loader trailer which is designed for the oversized cargo delivery. This type of low loader trailer usually doesn't have the ladder, because it's special used for the heavy equipment transportation such as the wind tower transport. Extending low loader trailer usually has two types, it's width-extendable and length-extendable, two types. The side extending type low bed trailer is usually used for the width oversized cargo delivery, the width of the extending low bed trailer is different from 3000mm to 5000mm. Length extending type low bed trailer is used for the length of oversized cargo delivery. The length after extended can be up to 25000mm. The special type is the width and length both extendable low loader trailers, usually used for wind tower transportation.
Extendable low loader trailer testing
1. Weight of semi low loader trailer
First of all, the different types of semi low loader trailers of the same type have different dimensions, which will cause the effective volume of the trailer’s box and the weight of the body to be different. Because the main processing material of the trailer is steel, the price is determined by the weight of the steel.
2. Material used by semi trailer
Second, for trailers of the same type and weight, the price will vary greatly depending on the strength of the selected steel.
According to the current market price, high strength sheet material will be 150 US dollars a ton more expensive than ordinary steel. Taking a 13-meter fence semi trailer as an example, the weight of the upper body is about 3 tons. The materials used are different, and the cost of the vehicle will be about 500 US dollars. The price difference between stainless steel materials will be even greater.
3. Low loader Accessories
Third, accessories of different brand materials will directly lead to price differences. For example, the price of tires of different brands will be different, there will be differences between the air chambers of different materials, aluminum alloy and ordinary carbon steel. Among them, the price of axles of different brands is very large, and the difference between foreign brands and Chinese brands will be 1500 US dollars.
Besides, the rim will also cause a large price gap for lowbed trailers. The application of aluminum alloy rims has become more and more popular with customers. A record of over 12 pounds has confirmed that The steel ring is about 240 kilograms light, but the price gap will also be more than a thousand dollars.
4. ABS choice
Fourth, the selection of ABS, easy installation will be about 150 US dollars lower than well-known domestic brands, and there will be a gap of about 400 US dollars with imported brands. In fact, considering driving safety, we still advise you to consider carefully.
There is also the vehicle light line. There are national and non-national standards on the market, waterproof and ordinary. The side rear lights also have LED and ordinary. Of course, there will be a gap of 100 dollars.
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There are two types of low loader trailer for sale ramps, namely, a mechanical ramp and a hydraulic ramp.
Mechanical ramp: A manual mechanism or a spring is used to lift the ramp to the right height. Lowbed trailer for sale mechanical ramp is cheap and easy to maintain.
Hydraulic ramp: With this type of ramp, low loader for sale in kenya of hydraulic cylinder is used instead of a spring to lift the ramp. Tri axle low loader trailer hydraulic ramp is efficient and easy to use. You can move heavy cargo fast with a hydraulic ramp. However, the ramp is more expensive than a mechanical ramp.
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