Is it true that you are searching for a well-assembled trailer to pull hardware the whole way across different states? Regardless of what you are pulling, it is significant that your products arrive protected and secure. As you probably are aware, mishaps and harms can prompt real misfortunes leading to losses such as profit or reputation.
The semi-trailer is one of the most commonly used machinery. This kind of trailer is very profitable for organizations that need to stack huge things. In any case, without a drop deck, it is almost difficult to stack larger than average parts. It is a good idea to use a lowboy trailer when you have to pull something so substantial and huge that it cannot effectively embed into a standard semi-trailer.
Which things are used to transport using a lowboy trailer?
All of the other types of heavy machinery or equipment
Numerous construction companies, cargo, and delivery organizations depend on lowboy trailers to dispatch important things all over the nation.
WHAT IS A LOWBOY TRAILER?
The lowboy trailer is a fantastically valuable thing for pulling and delivering different heavy items. Even though it's known by a wide range of names from the low-bed to the buoy, the exemplary lowboy trailer is effectively recognizable with its semi-trailer style and double-level drop framework. The height of these semi-trailers can be adapted to drop at the gooseneck (at the end) or just before the start of the wheels.
Standard flatbed trailers don't highlight a double-level drop framework and are used for transportation and pulling standard hardware. Lowboy trailers can take and gear up to 12 ft in height. A standard two-hub trailer of this sort can pull as much as 40,000 pounds. In any case, you may expand the weight up to 80,000 pounds by changing the number of axles if necessary.
The additional limit of the double-drop deck makes the lowboy trailer a phenomenal choice for pulling heavy materials and anything that neither fits a flatbed trailer nor a single-drop deck trailer (also called as step deck trailer). As the deck goes down to ground level, larger than usual things can effectively be embedded into the semi-trailer. Lowboy trailers can be stacked from the front or behind depending upon the need. A few models enable you to put the trailer under the load and lift it.
Nowadays, lowboy trailers commonly work with pressure driven frameworks. They incorporate air brakes and are towed by semi-trucks. If you want a specific type lowboy trailer to fit the need of your work, then you can even customize your lowboy trailer. A custom-assembled lowboy trailer can suit your transportation needs. Our models are expertly intended to meet your business destinations and give a smooth ride every single time.
Reach us today at Sterett Heavy Hauling to get the right lowboy trailer to meet your needs, or you can also check our website at www.sterettheavyhauling.com to know what else do we offer.
If you are unaware of the fact that double drop trailers are used efficiently for oversized freight because of their unique design and structure, then this blog will help you. Double drop trailers are often referred to as lowboy or RGN (Removable Goose Neck). It is a specific trailer that has numerous extraordinary abilities. The deck configuration on double-drop trailers has interesting importance. It is low to the ground and explicitly intended to support the large and overweight (heavy haul) trucking industry. One of the benefits of double drop trailers is they are fit for unnecessarily large delivery things. Generally, they may require a unique oversize trucking license. It suggests that transportation cost will be higher to send the thing. However, double-drop trailer facilitates the transport of heavy materials due to its size, machinery, and structure that is beneficial to perform in a much better way.
Basics of double drop trailer
Make sure you see the majority of the state(s) laws, guidelines, principles, and constraints preceding to transportation on a double drop trailer. Rules in each state vary, and you need to look into them before moving any goods completely. Large and substantial truckloads require particular trucking grant. Be vigilant, be protected, and know what you are doing before doing it.
Note: The measurements given below are an example for better understanding of double drop trailers.
Empty weight: Refers to the actual weight of the semi-truck and the double drop trailer.
Item weight: Depends on the actual weight of the thing that is delivered. As a rule, a double-drop trailer can deliver from 41,000 to 43,000 pounds legally without any heavy haul permit.
Overall weight: It depends on the heaviness of everything consolidated: the semi-truck, the double drop trailer, and the thing stacked onto the trailer. The gross weight of any blend of the trailer, semi-truck and the thing that it contains must not exceed 80,000 pounds (GVW) of the shipment. It validates the necessity of having trucking grant from each point of pick and drop. Additional axles are required to spread the heaviness to dispatch overload things. So, it gives an impression equivalent to a legitimate shipment that is under 80,000 pounds. All shipments must comply with government standards to guarantee safe transport.
Heavy Haul Load: When the load exceeds from a permitted weight set forth by the state's rules, an exceptional heavy haul load (overweight) trucking grant is required. Substantial trucking grants normally cost more than an oversize trucking grant.
Large equipment hauling on double-drop trailers
Flatbed oriented trailers are fit for pulling an exceptionally different range of things. While things like conex trailers, tiny houses, and general cargo can help the trucking industry to generate revenue. Whereas double-drop trailers help in pulling huge hardware and equipment. As we referenced before the objective market for double-drops is equipment and hardware, yet its size is the key component that permits this trailer type to be so diverse.
Contact the friendly contractors at Sterett Heavy Hauling to learn more about the functioning of a double drop trailer book one for your shipment process.
Last month our Sterett Heavy Hauling team in Jacksonville, Florida loaded up a dredge and drove 300 miles south down to Punta Gorda, Florida. Lifting and securing this heavy of a load takes time and careful planning, especially when transporting over 300 miles, but the team handled the job with ease. If you need any help planning a heavy hauling move or just need a helping hand, give us a call today.
Earlier this year we loaded and transported a rail car for a six mile move near Waycross, GA. This car was as long as it was heavy, so we decided to use our extendable RGN trailer in a 4 axle quad setup. Even though we only transported this car six miles, the size of the car forced us to plan for this move with precision. Whether it is a cross country or cross county move, Sterett Heavy Hauling has the capability to get the job done. Contact us today if you need heavy hauling assistance.
This month one of our drivers headed to Texas to haul a Cat D8T Dozer all the way to Pennsylvania. The load and drive went better than expected and the dozer was delivered on time. If you are need need of heavy equipment hauling across the country, give us a call today.
Last week our Sterett Heavy Hauling team in Jacksonville, FL received a project to deliver an American 9299 Crane in downtown Jacksonville. Here is a picture of Jon G. under the American 9299 crane. Delivered downtown to a staging area across the street from Jacksonville's iconic Maxwell House Coffee.
The crane weighed 123k and Jon grossed 208k on 12 axles. He was 125' long x 12 wide x 14"11 high.
Our customer Superior Construction was recently awarded a 31 million dollar road repair job for the city of Jacksonville. This crane move was part of the initial setup for the job. See link below to news story.
Last month we spent a few hours at Superior Construction in Jacksonville, Florida assisting in a cross-site crane move. Moving mulit-ton equipment around a jobsite can be a grueling task, which is why Sterett Heavy Hauling is always there to help. For this specific move we rested the tip of the boom on our heavy hauling trailer to support the crane as we walked it across the site. If you have need for a small or large project such as this, please contact us today and we will be there ASAP!
Last week our team at Sterett Heavy Hauling drove out to Bell County, Kentucky to assist in transporting electrical substation switchgear. The switchgear fit perfectly on our platform trailer and we were ready to hit the road. If you have any heavy transportation needs throughout the U.S. please do not hesitate to call.
Last week our team at Sterett Heavy Hauling completed a job for the Blount Island Terminal in Jacksonville, Florida. We were called in to transport a 106,000 lb track crusher from one port to another. The job was extremely successful and we were happy to help out. These heavy hauling jobs take hours of planning and preparation before we even show up for the project, even when moving a short distance. If you have a heavy hauling job in the U.S. that needs meticulous planning and execution, give us a call today.
After a long week of storm preparation and a few anxious days waiting for the storm to pass, we were out hauling pipes on the beach in Jacksonville, Florida. We are proud to serve the Atlantic coast with their heavy hauling needs, even after a hurricane. This project was simple and quick and we were happy to help out. If you have any projects that need our heavy hauling expertise please do not hesitate to call today.