Low loaders fulfil the dual purpose of carrying loads which are both heavier and taller than average, ensuring that a range of equipment and machinery can be transported safely and legally. These trailers can be coupled with standard truck cabs, but they feature a load deck that drops lower after the wheels so that the load bed can be much closer to the road surface. Low loaders can be purchased second-hand, but not before the buyer has checked up on the specifications, assessed which type of trailer is suitable for their needs and compared the various options to ensure that the equipment they need to transport can be accommodated.
Low loaders cross into several other trailer categories, with some models offering extendable frames that can be adjusted to allow for oversized machinery to ride on board. Models may also feature beavertail ramps at the rear, with pneumatic or hydraulic rams allowing this to be raised and lowered remotely for added convenience. Flip toe ramps are not out of the question for this type of trailer, while outriggers may be present, improving stability during loading and unloading. And with very heavy payloads destined for this type of trailer, it is crucial that operators are made aware of the features and benefits on offer.
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1994 | Low Loaders | 37000kg
LOW LOADER TRAILER (ID C150122), Year 1994, low loader trailer, 13.70 metres long, 37 tonnes, with pull out ramps and electric winch.
Trailer Low Loader
1982 | Low Loaders
STOCK NO. 3201
1982 TRANSQUIP TANDEM AXLE LOW LOADER TRAILER.
STEEL SPRING SUSPENSION.
CHIEFTAN Unknown tri axle on air low loader trailer on ROR axles (
2004 | Low Loaders
This is used CHIEFTAN truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
Trailer ARB Step Frame
2007 | Low Loaders
With hydraulic Ramps, selection of 2 both with winch and long MOT’s
Trailer Kassbohrer K.SLA3
2016 | Low Loaders
1,250mm Fifth wheel height.
13,190mm External length + 6,000mm Extension.
9,240mm Platform length.
890mm Platform height.
12,070kg Tare weight.
Width 2,550mm + 600mm Extensions.
Gross Vehicle Weight - Total permissable weight 52,800kg.
SAF Axles. Drum brakes.
Wabco braking system.
245/70 R17.5 Tyres.
1 Spare wheel.
45mm Hardwood floor.
Trailer Nooteboom 100 Ton 6 axle
Nooteboom 100 ton 6 axle power steered modular draw bar lowloader,pendal axles,7.5m detachable bed,power pack for hydraulics,nice condition.
Trailer Low Loader Trailer Various
Low Loader trailers available for hire with / without Tractor Units Trailers
Trailer NOOTEBOOM tri-axle on air low loader trailer tested 02/17 (
2005 | Low Loaders
This is used NOOTEBOOM truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
2008 | Low Loaders
2008 Cheifton 36ft Lowloader Tri Axle Hydraulic Ramps Out Riggers
2008 | Low Loaders
STOCK No. 3202
KING JD46 LOW LOADER SINGLE AXLE DOLLY. 31/2 INCH COUPLING
Another element which requires inspection is the suspension. More affordable low loaders will be outfitted with steel springs, which do the job but may ultimately lead to more stress and strain being transferred to the frame of the trailer, resulting in additional wear and tear. Air suspension is preferable for smoother operation, better shock absorption and a greater degree of real-time adjustability, but it will make the trailer more expensive and could also be costlier to maintain. Some models even feature hydraulic suspension systems, with independent suspension and power steering being the most desirable set-up for larger trailers. No matter which approach is taken, it is necessary for used low loaders to be thoroughly checked over to ensure that the suspension is in good condition.
Many different types of equipment and machinery can be loaded on to this type of trailer, making them suitable for deployment in a variety of industries. From agricultural machines to excavators, bulldozers and other plant staples, even the smallest low loader trailers can accommodate payloads of six tonnes or more, ensuring that there is a good degree of flexibility afforded to users. A tri-axle set-up is normal for small and mid range models, while five- and six-axle models can also be found at the upper end of the market.
The weight borne by the trailer frame will be quite significant sometimes, so be sure to take into account its structural integrity when perusing second-hand models. Also check the coupling, hydraulics and any other controls that may need to be linked to the cab. At the end of the day, the type of equipment you need to transport should be used to help you identify the best second-hand low loader trailer for your needs.
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