There are many sizes of containers. Although standard trailers can transport regular containers, certain containers of special size has to be carried by other trailers. In addition, many states enforce over-the-road laws that specify acceptable distances between the rear and front wheels of heavy vehicles.
Container chassis trailers help overcome these challenges and transport different containers. They can transport high weight containers without overloading issues. Even in harsh conditions, you can adjust the size of the frame on the chassis trailer to achieve the desired level of maneuverability.
Chassis trailer has the following benefits:
- Cost-effective construction
- Lightweight, high-strength, rigid construction
- Ability to carry heavy loads
- Multiple functions and available in different sizes
- It can transport 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot containers
Chassis trailers are divided into 3 types:
Standard chassis trailers have a fixed structure that helps transport a variety of payloads. In addition, the high-strength steel construction allows you to use an overhead crane to load and unload containers on the frame without worrying about weight.
When loading and unloading the containers, the landing gear of chassis trailers enhances the stability. Although container chassis trailer is easy to use and cheap, the need for additional external attachments may cause operational delays.
This type of trailer has an upper and lower frame attached. The upper frame has a hydraulic system that tilts upward. You will also find a roller on the upper frame that is attached to the lower frame of the chassis. This design of the chassis allows for easy unloading of containers.
The extended trailer is shorter and similar to the standard chassis, but can be extended from the rear. With the extended chassis, you can carry a variety of different sizes of containers. Its wheel position can be adjusted to meet legal requirements.
The main advantage of the extended chassis trailer is that you can transport sealed containers across state lines without having to unpack or reload the container trailer.
How to choose the size of container chassis trailer?
Before choosing the right trailer for your container, you should know the available specifications and sizes to ensure that your container is secure.
There are two most common container chassis trailer sizes:
20-foot Chassis Trailers
20-foot container chassis trailers have two axles and can carry 30,35 tons/ton of gross weight. These containers have a rated load capacity of 30 tons/ton and a maximum tare weight of 4,000 kg. They have 8 wheels to help distribute the load efficiently. The main beam height spans from 450 to 580 mm.
40-foot Chassis Trailers
The 40-foot chassis trailers are best solution for large containers. These trailers have a 3-axle design and can carry tare weights of up to 7,000 kg. In addition, these trailers feature a 12-wheel design for high stability. The main beam span is also in the 450-580 mm height range.