Skeletal (or “skel”) trailers are a low tare weight, high-payload trailers. With a strong trailer frame or “skeleton”, you get a lightweight trailer that’s versatile and easy to drive and manoeuvre.

They can be specified in a large number of size configurations, such as:

  • 20-foot container
  • 30-foot container
  • 40-foot container
  • 45-foot container
  • ISO intermodal container

They usually have between four and twelve container twist locks, so drivers can load a range of different configurations (e.g. 2x 20-foot or 1x 40-foot).

Provide a Good Base

A skel trailer’s main purpose is to provide the necessary underpinnings for a container. These work to secure containers and keep them in their place as long as possible.

The underpinnings vary in size and are applied along the trailer as anchors, handling the locks and other securing mechanisms as required. This helps to keep containers intact and secure, preventing them from toppling. The underpinnings also help prevent other handling problems from being a threat.

Suitable for a Variety of Loads

Skel trailers are used and trusted by many because of how well they handle loads in various sizes. Individual trailers can handle loads from 20, 30 or even 45 feet in length, along with unusual container sizes.

These trailers are versatile as they can weigh as little as 4000kg using medium-tensile or lightweight high-tensile steel, meaning more load can be carried on fewer axles and tyres, subject to static rollover thresholds not being exceeded, meaning less fuel is wasted.

Works with Axles and Brakes

These trailers come with their own added axles and brakes to keep them functional. They can be specified with two, three and four axles, using single or dual wheels and either disc or drum brakes. A self-track rear axle will be fitted on a quad trailer (four axles) to reduce tyre wear.

Why choose CQE for your Skeleton Trailer?

Our business is well established and has been operating for over 20 years within the transport and agricultural sectors. We offer a superior personalised service, where clients liaise directly with the business owner to customise and receive quality products based on individual needs.

CQE have become one of Western Australia’s premier skel trailer manufacturers in Perth, and we stand by the quality and design of our equipment. We pride ourselves on a high standard of personalised customer service and our ability to consistently deliver robust products built to meet Australian Standards.

Equipment purchased from Custom Quip is built to last, using top-quality materials and authentic parts. Our end products conform to industry standards and are passed through a rigorous quality control process prior to delivery. Contact us today to find out more about hiring or purchasing a Skel Trailer from CQE.

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