Although standard platform trailers are suitable in many instances, for loads that exceed typical lengths it is necessary to invest in extendable trailers that are versatile enough to cope with many different scenarios. When loads cannot be divided, an extendable trailer is the best solution. And modern models offer intelligently designed extension mechanisms which can help them to increase their lengths incrementally to the correct extent dictated by the load in question.
One of the special features of some extendable trailer types is the inclusion of self-tracking rear axles which are designed to make cornering easier to achieve, even in relatively tight turns. The added length of this type of trailer means that manoeuvrability has to be compromised to a degree, but features such as this can help to combat practical limitations. Rear ramps and even tail lifts can be found on these models as well, making loading and unloading just as convenient as it would be when using a standard platform trailer.
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Trailer Nooteboom 90 Ton Lowloader
Nooteboom 90 ton 4 axle extendable bed power steered lowloader,hyd neck & suspension,rear trough,nice condition.
DAF LF55 55.220
2006 | Extendable Trailer
Daf Skip loader with multilift extendable arm equipment, mot till 31 July 17, manual gearbox
Trailer FAYMOVILLE STN4AU
2011 | Extendable Trailer
4 AXLE LOW LOADER WITH TWO AXLE REAR STEER,HYDRAULIC FLIPTOE RAMPS,FULLY EXTENDABLE,OUTRIGGERS,SAF AXLES ON DRUM BRAKES 245/70 R17.5 TYRES 9FT WIDE PLATFORM, Trailers
Trailer OVERLANDER 45FT-
1981 | Extendable Trailer | 34000kg
Overlander áTri Axle Chassis. 45Ft - 67Ft Steel Framed Extendable Flatbed Body C/w Raised Headboard, Wood Plank Floor And Lashing Rings. ROR Axles C/w 385 65 R22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Drum Braking System. Air Suspension. Steel Side Guard Safety Rails. Dual Speed Landing Legs. Plated Weight : 34,000 Kgs. Design Weight : 34,000 Kgs. Trailer Length : 14.3 Mtrs. Tested Until End :áNovember 2017.
Trailer Nooteboom MCO-85-06V/Z
2005 | Extendable Trailer
Nooteboom 6 axle 43.5m double extendable stepframe,full power steering with override,BPW axles on hydraulic suspension,excellent condition
Trailer Nooteboom 2+5 7 axle lowloader
Extendable Trailer | 150000kg
Nooteboom 150 Ton 7 axle 2+5 combination power steered lowloader,7.5m spine bed extendable to 10.5m full width outriggers,twin autolube,high speed pendel axles,diesel power pack,nice condition,will go straight to work
MAN TGM 18.250
MAN TGM 18.250, Hyva extendable arms, 8 speed manual, 274543 km, Beacons, reverse camera, Cycle safety system, 61 reg, Inspected ready to go, MOT Sept 2017. Skip Loaders
Trailer Broshius 75 Ton 4 axle
Extendable Trailer | 75000kg
Broshius 75 Ton 4 axle stepframe extendable, steel suspension,ideal for export.
Second-hand extendable trailers need to be inspected to check that whatever systems they have are working properly and that there are no signs of corrosion or excessive damage to the framework, doors and other elements.
The ability of an extendable trailer to be configured to different lengths can rely on a number of important underlying mechanisms. Some models will have a specific set of two or three different modes into which the trailer can be placed, with additional length locked in at preset point. Others will have a more fluid approach, letting the extension occur on a sliding scale so that loads can be accommodated precisely and no extra overhang will remain. Certain models will be equipped with other beneficial features, including storage lockers in which tools and other equipment can be kept when not in use. So as with any trailer intended for commercial use, you will have a range of options available to you when you are buying an extendable unit.
When it comes to the kinds of loads that extendable trailers will accept, this really depends on the industry within which they are destined to operate. In particular, the transport of large construction equipment from one site to the next, as well as mining equipment and agricultural machinery which is too large to fit on to standard trailers, will be catered for by an extendable model. Wheel wells integrated into the neck of some low-loader trailers will make it especially simple to keep wheeled equipment in a safe and secure position during transit.
If you are purchasing an extendable trailer on its own, then you will need to check up on the physical integrity of the frame and consider the state of the tyres, suspension and other mechanisms. If hydraulic ramps or lifts are present, these should be tested and checked for any leaks. If a cab is included, further inspections must be carried out to ensure that it is serviceable and suitable for use once you have taken possession of the trailer truck.
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