Semi-Trailer in Construction Industry
In the modern construction industry, heavy equipment is essential whether it is earthmoving jobs, drilling work, or loading processes. But in normal circumstances, heavy equipment cannot be driven on the road. This requires flexible transportation solutions to solve this problem.
The decisive factors for choosing a semi-trailer:
The most popular in construction are models:
1. Lowboy trailer
- Skid steer
Usually, the lowboy trailer transports heavy equipment that can be used in the construction process. The name of the lowboy trailer comes from its appearance: drop in deck height. This is specially designed for moving oversized construction equipment. Because the deck height of the lowboy trailer is close to the ground, the heavy construction equipment can be “rolled on or rolled off”, making the loading and unloading process a breeze.
And usually, the equipment cannot be broken down into smaller parts or sizes, and with the low deck height of the lowboy trailer, there is no need to worry about exceeding the height limit.
2. Flatbed trailer
Whether in the construction industry or in daily life, flatbed trailers are a common type of semi-trailer. In the construction industry, its main role is to transport construction materials to and from the job site. From steel coils to lumber, flatbed trailers can be transported. they can carry weights up to 48,000 pounds, with their length ranging from 48 to 53 feet.
The advantage of the flatbed trailer is that it is easy to load and unload cargo. However, due to the high deck height of flatbed trailers, cranes and forklifts are usually used for cargo loading and unloading.
3. Dump trailer
- Landscape materials
The dump trailer has a hydraulic system that can easily unload the cargo. There are three types of common dump trailers, end dump trailer, side dump trailer, and bottom dump trailer. According to your own needs, choosing the right dump trailer will make the construction process smoother.
Regarding the size of dump trailers, different countries and states have different regulations. These regulations and bridge laws detail the length and load capacity of dump trailers. In some areas, the length of the dump trailer starts from 28 feet, but in some places, the law stipulates that the size of the dump trailer may vary up to 42 feet.
4. Drop side trailer
- Asphalt drum
Drop-side trailers are relatively rare in the construction industry. Its main purpose is to transport a large number of asphalt barrels during road construction.