Why Choose a Dropdeck Trailer?
Some of the benefits of using a drop deck trailer are the numerous safety advantages they provide when compared to a forklift, for example. Dealing with heavy loads can often be somewhat dangerous, and our drop deck trailers are much safer to operate for forklift pickups than flatbeds, due to the fact that they are lower to the ground.
These trailers, where the floor drops down a level once clear of the rear axle, allowing more freight to be carried in the rear section of the trailer. The unit is also fitted with small rear wheels and tyres to help aid stability, by decreasing the centre of gravity.
Drop deck trailers are typically best used for oversized freight that is taller than 10 feet. They include longer trailers, sometimes referred to as a “well”, in the middle that dips below trailer axles – this is why they’re often a safer option for the driver, but also for the cargo being transported.
- Construction equipment
Single drop decks are similar to a flatbed, but with two deck levels: upper and lower decks that drop down. These can generally haul taller loads than flatbed trailers and often include ramps for easy unloading. As they’re closer to the ground, they’re a safer option for forklift pickup.
Examples of items that can be transported with a single drop deck include:
- Heavy freight that is over 9 feet tall
- Standard, 28ft length
- Spring suspension and drum brake axles
- Sandblast and painted in two-pack paint
- Hardox body
- 2-way tailgate
- Front to back tarp
We have even more options available, just ask us!
All of our drop decks are 100% Australian made here in Welshpool WA for your peace of mind.
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