What is Lowbed Trailer

What is Lowbed Trailer    

s a semi-trailer with two drops in deck height: one right after the gooseneck and one right before the wheels. This allows the deck to be extremely low compared with other trailers. .    
With all the different specialized trailers being pulled by freight transportation companies across the world, covering every stretch of road imaginable…. most likely you have seen your fair share of lowbed trailers (even though you may not have known it). A lowboy trailer, also known as a double drop, low loader, low-bed, or a float depending on what part of the world you are in, is a semi-trailer with a drop deck. A lowbed trailer has two drops in the deck, the first drop is right behind the gooseneck and the second drop is right before the wheels, this allows the trailer to sit extremely low to the ground. The drop in the trailer is designed to allow the ability to ship oversized items or equipment that exceeds normal height restrictions for transportation (which is typically any freight over 8′ high).    

Lowbed Trailer History


The first low bed trailer was manufactured in the 1920s. This first model had a riveted gooseneck that would be attached to a truck from the front part of the trailer.

The model had solid rubber tires on the rear part. It could only be loaded from the rear part. The design limited the method of loading heavy cargo. Operable equipment would be driven onto the deck of the trailer over the rubber back tires.

A better model of low boy trailers was introduced in the 1950s. The loading capacity of the improved model was higher and loading heavy equipment on the deck was easier.

The trailers with a detachable gooseneck were introduced in 1958. The design made loading the deck even easier. The first model could only be loaded from the back because of the riveted gooseneck.

The new models introduced in the 1950s could be loaded front the front.    

The detachable gooseneck trailers back then operated in the same way as the current models of RGN trailers. The design eliminated the need for loading ramps in low boy trailers.

Low bed trailers have evolved over the year to include hydraulic systems. A hydraulic ram is used in modern trailers to lift the trailer to meet the unit after loading.

Modern models of low bed trailers have air breaks, which were missing in old models. The lowboy can be towed by trucks. 

Where to use lowbed trailer

Where to use lowbed trailer  ?     

A lowboy trailer is commonly used to haul heavy equipment and machinery, such as excavators, bulldozers, and other large construction equipment. The 
lowboy trailer is perfect for hauling large equipment like this because they are usually tall and wide and would exceed standard legal height and weight 
restrictions. The maximum weight for a two axle lowboy trailer is 40,000 pounds, but the weight limit can be increased up to 80,000 pounds total weight of 
trailer, and load depending on the number of axles required. The lowboy trailer is capable of handling loads with a maximum height of up to 14 feet tall. For 
dependable trucking services and equipment transportation, the lowboy trailer is essentially designed to transport oversized goods that often exceed the 
legal height requirements of transportation by a flatbed trailer.

Who are the Lider Trailer

Who are the Lider Trailer   

"Lider Lowbed" Inc. manufactures axle, trailer and on-vehicle equipments under “Lider Trailer” mark. It has been begun to export studies since establishing years and have been achieving export to primarily ; England, France, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan,Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, Morocco Libya. "Lider Lowbed" which manufactures in 5.000 m2 covered area 5.000 m2 open area total 10.000 m2 modern plants began to manufacture for domestic market since 2006.