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 BROSHIUS Stepframe 4 Axle Extendable Trailer 1990
1990 | Extendable Trailer
Stepframe 4 Axle Extendable Trailer, Air Suspension, Drum Brakes, 2 Separate Extension Points, 70ft When Fully Stretched.
- STOCK NO.Q290
Trailer SDC Tri-Axle Skeletal Extendable Trailer 2000
2000 | Extendable Trailer
Tri-Axle Extendable Skeletal Trailer, 20ft, 30ft, 40ft, Container Positions, ROR Axles, Drum Brakes, Air Suspension
- STOCK NO. Q280
DAF CF65 -
2008 | Extendable Trailer | 18000kg
DAF CF Series Day Cab. Paccar Isbe 220 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Adblue. ZF 6 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. DAF Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. EBS Disc Braking System. Maclift Gearbox Driven Skip Loader Body C/w Extendable Arms And Legs. Alcoa Aluminium Wheels. PVCU Vertical Engine Air Intake. Vertical Exhaust Discharge Piping.
Trailer Dennison DEN04DA/3002 - ED25PBO
2015 | Extendable Trailer
2015 Dennison Drop Frame Extendable Trailer. 3 axle 12 wheels 39000kg Trailers
2016 | Extendable Trailer
2016 Extendable Flatbeds, 13.6m – 19.8m (6.2m Extension) with 1.55m increments, SAF Axles, Drum Brakes, Posts & Sockets.
Trailer SDC Tri-Axle Skeletal Extendable Trailer 2007
2007 | Extendable Trailer
Tri-Axle Skeletal Extendable Trailer,
20ft, 30ft, 40ft Container positions,
Choice of 2
- MOT Jan 2017
- STOCK NO. Q231
Trailer KASSBOHRER STEP FRAME LOW LOADER
2008 | Extendable Trailer
EXTENDABLE; 9FT WIDE; RAMP HEIGHT 7FT; ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC DOUBLE FLIP RAMPS; VARIABLE WIDTH RAMPS; TWO STEERING REAR AXLES
*OUTSIDE CONSTRUCTION & USE*. Type of Brakes: Drums Stock No:6172
Trailer Nooteboom MCO 73-04
2008 | Extendable Trailer
2008 Nooteboom 95 Ton 4 axle power steered stepframe extendable,beavertail + hyd side shift fliptow ramps,hydraulic suspension,9ft wide,good tyres.
Trailer Broshius 75 Ton 4 axle
Extendable Trailer | 75000kg
Broshius 75 Ton 4 axle stepframe extendable, steel suspension,ideal for export.
2015 | Extendable Trailer
Brand New 4 Axle Extendable Low Loader, 13.385m to 20.185 (6.8m Extension), 8.635m Bed, 4.1m Neck, Single Flip Ramps, Side Shift, Air Assisted top deck ramp, BPW/Drum, 2 x fixed, 2 x self track steer axles, 8.15t Elec Winch.
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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