Skeletal Semi Trailer

The skeletal semi trailer is specially designed for transporting containers. The skeletal trailer has a simple structure, consisting mainly of metal crossbeams and columns, usually steel or aluminum. These metal structures form a sturdy framework capable of carrying weighty loads. There are mainly 40 and 20ft skeletal trailer for sale here.

1. Fuction of skeletal trailer

The skeleton semi-trailer is specially used to transport containers. The skeleton semi-trailer has a simple structure consisting mainly of metal crossbeams and columns, usually steel or aluminum. These metal structures form a sturdy framework capable of carrying weighty cargo.

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2. Structure - skeletal trailer for sale

Body part

  • Frame: The frame is the main supporting part of the skeletal semi trailer and is composed of multiple long metal bars. Usually, Q345 low alloy structural steel is used. It has the characteristics of high strength, lightweight, and good rigidity.
  • Loading platform: The loading platform is the core part of the skeletal trailer and is made of welded steel plates. Usually 3mm, it has the characteristics of anti-bending and anti-wear.
  • Landing gear: The landing gears are the supporting part of the skeletal semi trailer. When not connected to the tractor, the landing gears support the whole body and keep it balanced and stable.
  • Fixing device: The fixing device is used to fix the container or cargo. The container lock is used to secure the container, and the rope tightener and rope are used to secure the cargo.

Chassis part

  • Axle: The axle is the main load-bearing part of a flatbed semi-trailer. Usually, there are two or more axles, which have the characteristics of high strength and strong load-bearing capacity.
  • Tires: Tyres are the key component of a flatbed semi-trailer, usually with 8 or 12 tires.
  • Suspension: There are two types of suspension: air and mechanical. This is used to reduce body vibration and to ensure a stable ride.
  • Braking system: The braking system controls the driving speed and stopping of the flatbed semi-trailer. This includes both air and liquid brakes.
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3. Types of skeletal semi trailers

Long/short rear overhang skeleton semi trailer:

The common skeleton semi-trailer has two types of long rear overhang and short rear overhang; their difference is the length of the rear end.

Port transport skeletal semi trailer:

The port transport skeletal trailers can only be used to transfer containers in the port. There is no container lock to fix the container. Instead, there are 12 guide blocks to prevent the container from displacement.

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4. Skeletal trailer dimensions

The common length of a skeleton semi-trailer is 20 feet or 40 feet; the width is 8.2/8.4 feet; the carrying capacity is 40-60 tons. Capable of transporting one 40-foot standard container or two 20-foot standard containers.

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5. Advantages of skeleton trailer for sale

  • Lightweight:

The skeleton trailer is lighter than other types of semi-trailers. This means that it can carry more weight and will consume less fuel.

  • Easy to maintain:

 The frame structure of a skeleton trailer is designed to be simple, saving labor and time for maintenance and upkeep.

  • Low cost:

A skeleton semi-trailer costs less than other semi-trailers, making it the best choice for carrying out container transportation work.

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6. Shipping of Fudeng skeleton trailer

Container transport:

we will place two skeletal semi-trailers in one container to reduce transport costs. When the length of a skeletal semi-trailer exceeds the length of a standard container (40 feet), a “break-tail” method is used. This means that the rear end of the semi-trailer is cut off to reduce the length. On arrival at the destination, the front and rear of the skeletal semi-trailer are joined together again.

Bulk transport:

The skeletal semi-trailer is fixed in the hold of the ship to prevent corrosion by seawater.

Roll-on/roll transport:

We fix the skeletal trailer on a roll-on roll-off vessel to transport to the port. To prevent seawater corrosion during sea transport, we spray wax on the surface of the skeletal semi-trailer. Using a ro-ro ship to transport the skeleton semi-trailer can save more transportation costs.
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