Flatbed Trailer Dimensions

Flatbed trailers are the most common type of open trailers. There are many types of items that it can transport, but it is usually used to transport goods that cannot be put in a dry van trailer, such as wood, steel, machinery, etc. According to the different transported goods, flatbed semi-trailers have also evolved into different types.

Standard flatbed trailer Dimensions

The flatbed semi-trailer is open all around, so the cargo can load from the side with a forklift or above a crane. The maximum size of cargo it can carry is as follows.

  • Length: 48 feet – 53 feet
  • Height: 8.5 feet
  • Width: 8.5 feet
  • Cargo weight: 48,000 lbs. – 52,000 lbs.
flatbed trailer

Sometimes, standard flatbed semi-trailers are also used to transport 20-foot and 40-foot containers, so 20-foot and 40-foot flatbed semi-trailers are also more common. However, containers are transported by skeleton semi-trailers.

Gooseneck flatbed trailer Dimensions

It has a lower deck, designed to load higher cargo. Because of height restrictions in almost every country, if transported on a standard flatbed trailer, it may exceed the height limit or may not pass under the bridge.

  • Cargo length on the main deck: 37 – 43 feet
  • Cargo height on the main deck: 10 feet
  • Cargo length on the front deck: 11 feet
  • Cargo height on the front deck: 8.5 feet
  • Width: 8.5 feet
  • Cargo weight: 48,000 lbs. – 52,000 lbs.
flatbed trailer

Lowbed trailer dimensions

It is similar to a gooseneck flatbed trailer but has a lower main deck and an additional rear deck. This allows it to transport taller cargo, such as excavators.

  • Cargo on main deck length: 29 feet
  • Cargo height on main deck: 11.5 feet
  • Cargo on foredeck length: 10 feet
  • Cargo height on the foredeck: 8.5 feet
  • Cargo length on the rear deck: 9 feet
  • Cargo height on the aft deck: 10 feet
  • Width: 8.5 feet
  • Cargo weight: 45,000 lbs.
lowbed trailer

Extendable Flatbed Dimensions

It is almost the same size as a standard flatbed trailer, but with a retractable main deck of up to 80 feet. It is typically used to transport non-detachable, long cargo, such as wind turbine blades.

  • Maximum cargo length: 48 – 80 feet
  • Height: 8.5 feet
  • Width: 8.5 feet
  • Cargo weight: 45,000 lbs.
Extendable flatbed trailer

If you are not sure which flatbed trailer you need to use, you can contact us and send us the dimensions of the cargo you want to transport. We will make a recommendation for you. And Three Horses Trailer, as the manufacturer, can customize your semi-trailer to suit your needs.

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