Extendable Flatbed Trailer

What is extendable flatbed trailer?

An extendable flatbed trailer is a specialized type of trailer used for transporting large and oversized cargo. It is designed with an adjustable length, which allows it to accommodate cargo of different sizes and weights.

The trailer has retractable or telescoping sections that can be extended or contracted as needed to provide additional length and support for the cargo. This makes it an ideal choice for transporting goods that are too big or too heavy for conventional trailers.

extendable flatbed trailer


The trailer is usually constructed with a steel frame and a flatbed surface, which provides a stable base for the cargo. It can be used to transport a wide range of cargo, including:

  • Construction: For transporting heavy construction equipment, large prefabricated building sections, and other large construction materials.
  • Manufacturing: For transporting oversized machinery, industrial equipment, and materials for manufacturing processes.
  • Oil and Gas: For transporting large pipelines, drilling equipment, and other materials related to the oil and gas industry.
  • Agriculture: For transporting large farming equipment, vehicles, and materials used in agricultural processes.
  • Transport and Logistics: For transporting oversized cargo that cannot be accommodated by conventional trailers.
  • Military: For transporting military vehicles and equipment.

The extendable flatbed trailer is designed to provide maximum safety and security for the cargo, with features such as brakes, lights, and reflectors.

extendable flatbed trailer with cargo


The dimensions of an extendable flatbed trailer can vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer. Since the trailer is designed to be adjustable, its length can be extended or contracted as needed to accommodate cargo of different sizes and weights. However, some typical dimensions for an extendable flatbed trailer are:

  • Length: Can range from 48 to 53 feet in its contracted state, and up to 80 feet when fully extended.
  • Width: Standard width is 8.5 feet, but it can vary based on the specific model and manufacturer.
  • Height: Since the trailer is flatbed, the height can vary based on the height of the cargo being transported.

It’s important to note that the maximum weight capacity of the trailer can also vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer, and it’s important to ensure that the weight of the cargo being transported does not exceed the weight capacity of the trailer.

If you need an expandable flatbed trailer, feel free to contact Three Horses Trailer, we are a semi-trailer manufacturer with the experience to provide you with professional service.

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