What's the differences between the low bed trailer and high bed trailer?

2019/07/15

What is the difference between the high bed trailer and the low bed trailer?

 

 

    Many customers come to us for the semi-trailers, but they have the question that why we have the low bed trailers and the high bed semi-trailers. According to the type of the semi-trailers and the customer's habit, the semi-trailers have it's different names, here below, I will explain the detail about the high bed trailers, and the low bed trailers. 

    The low bed trailer we also call it the lowboy trailer, engine transport semi-trailer. It's a kind of semi-trailer which is designed for heavy equipment transportation. The reason that we call it the low bed trailer mainly about the working platform, normally the high of the working platform for the low bed trailer is below 1400 mm, the lowest working platform is about 800 mm to keep the trailer and the cargo that it will transport in a lower center of gravity. With different designs and models of the axles and the tires, the height of the low bed semi-trailer is different. As the photo shows, the low bed trailer is usually equipped with the ladder on the rear including the spring ladder and the hydraulic ladder. It's used for the machines which have the diesel engine to clamp up to the low bed trailer without the help of other force. 

    The payload of the low bed trailer is different according to the equipment that the customer will transport. The payload range various between 30 ton to 100 ton for the normal type of the low bed trailers. And for the specially designed type of low bed trailer excepted. And for the details about the special type of low bed trailer will be explained in the next article. 

    The high bed semi-trailer we also call it the container trailer, flatbed trailer, or the container transport trailer. The name of a high bed trailer is normally used in the Philippines and Indonesia. Especially in Manila Philippines, the customers there have the habit to call it the high bed trailer. Because the working platform is about 1600 mm, I think it's one of the reasons to call it the high bed trailer. 

    The normal type of the high bed semi-trailer usually has two types, the 40 ft high bed trailer and the 20 ft high bed trailer. For transporting the two sizes of the shipping containers, most of the customers asked for these two types of containers. Of course that there are also the 45 ft high bed trailer and the 53 ft high bed trailer etc. 

    This is the photo for the 40 ft high bed trailer, it is widely used for the 40 feet and 20 feet container transportation. And it is also used for the 45 ft container transportation too. In order to meet the customer's requirement, the 40 ft high bed trailer comes with 12 sets of container lock which is able to transport 1 set of 40 ft shipping container, 1 set of 45 shipping container, 1 set of 20 ft shipping container, and 2 sets of a shipping container in 20 ft. Of course, it can be used for bulk cargo transportation too. 

    This photo shows the 20 ft high bed trailer which is used for the 20 ft container transportation. 

    Generally speaking, the main difference is the high of the working platform and the cargo that it will transport. Of course that there local habit in different areas too. According to the different usage, we suggest our customers choose suitable and cost-effective ones for use.