A trailer is an unpowered vehicle that is towed to a powered vehicle. These have a lot of uses, benefits, and advantages. In this article, we will be discussing everything that you need to know about the different types of trailers.
Types of Trailers and Their Uses
1. Flatbed Trailers
If a person knows any single type of trailer, it is most likely the flatbed trailer. This is because it is the most common type of trailer. One of the reasons why it is the most common type of trailer is that is versatile in terms of function. These are mostly used to transport materials, such as steel coils to lumber.
What do they look like? This type of trailer is open from all sides. It does not have a box that covers the load being transported, which is why it is easy to load and off-load.
2. Dry Vans Or Enclosed Trailers
Compared to a flatbed trailer, a dry van is enclosed. It has a box to contain the material being transported. This is the ideal trailer to use when transporting tools or band equipment that need proper protection. This is also a very common type of trailer.
3. Refrigerated Trailers
Just as the name suggests, this trailer keeps its contents in cool temperatures. This is used by those who need to transport items such as frozen ingredients, ice cream, or pharmaceuticals because these items cannot be exposed to warm temperatures. Refrigerated trailers are similar to dry vans but they have a cooling system to keep its contents cool.
4. Lowboy Trailers
A lowboy trailer is a semi-trailer having a drop deck which is why this trailer is designed to be very close to the ground. This is the ideal trailer to use when shipping huge items such as heavy-duty construction materials or equipment. Examples of this heavy-duty equipment are bulldozers, excavators, and the like.
5. Step Deck Trailers
Step Deck trailers are similar to flatbed trailers; however, the step deck trailers are even closer to the ground.
6. Extendable Flatbed Trailers
As the name already suggests, they are flatbed trailers that can be extended. They also do not have any walls or a roof, which allows for the shipment of larger loads that cannot fit in a regular flatbed trailer.
7. Stretch Single Drop Deck Trailers
These trailers are similar to step deck trailers, but they come with an extendable bed. They are able to transport longer loads and provide additional support as well.
8. Removable Gooseneck Trailer (RGN)
When it comes to transporting tall objects, more permits are needed and that becomes a hassle for those who need to transport this kind of cargo. However, the Removable Gooseneck Trailer (RGN) is a solution to that. With RGN trailers, the loads are held closer to the ground. Therefore, it allows the transporter to carry taller objects without needing the additional height permits.
9. Specialty Trailers
These trailers were made for specific purposes. For example, there are medical trailers, trailers for hazardous materials, event marketing trailers, and so on.
10. Side-Kit Trailers
Imagine a flatbed trailer with removable sides and a tent-like top. That is what a side-kit trailer looks like. They are used to transport materials that do not need to be packed in containers. For example, granular material such as powders, crops, and coal. They have an irregular shape. Because of this, they cannot be contained in an enclosed container or crate.
11. Extendable Double Drop Trailers
This kind of trailer is meant to haul loads that are unusually long and cannot be transported using regular double drop trailers.
12. Stretch RGN Trailerss
Just when you thought RGN is the last of its kind, there is the stretch RGN trailer that can be stretched and extended from 29 to 65 feet.
13. Conestoga Trailer
This is the trailer one should use if they need easy loading, unloading, and good protection.
14. Power-Only Trailers
These are used when an entire trailer needs to be transported from one location to another. These are typically used when towing trailers.
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