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What is a flatbed semi trailer?

The flatbed semi trailer as known as a platform semi truck trailer & flatbed lorry (in British English). A flatbed semi trailer is a semi-trailer with a container structure. Mainly used in logistics systems supporting ships, ports, routes, highways, transfer stations, bridges, tunnels, and multimodal transport.

The size of the loading part of the flatbed semi trailer is determined according to the size of the standard container, and a twist lock device for fixing the container is provided at the position corresponding to the four corners of the bottom of the container.

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What is a flatbed load?

Flatbed shipping definition.

Flatbed transportation refers to the transportation of goods that do not require a closed dry truck, cannot be loaded from the dock, or do not meet the size of the standard truck trailer.


What is the point of a flatbed truck?

Flatbed trucks are usually used to carry oversized loads or products with abnormal shapes. Even if your business doesn't need you to move general transportation materials such as crates or steel, flatbed trucks are essential in the world of towing, agriculture or dumping.


What is a flatbed truck trailer used for?

Flatbed truck trailer can be used to transport a lot of things, frequently transported things include containers and some heavy-load products. Flatbed truck semi trailer includes long-distance transportation and short-distance freight, mainly used for ships, ports, routes, highways, transfer stations, A logistics system supporting bridges, tunnels, and multimodal transport.


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How long is a semi flatbed?

20Ft flatbed semi trailer length: 11500 mm

40 Ft flatbed semi truck length: 12500 mm

45 Feet flatbed container trailer length: 13700 mm

53 Foot flatbed truck trailer length: 16000 mm


How high is a flatbed semi trailer?

The height of flatbed semi trailer: 1500mm.

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How much does a 53 foot flatbed trailer weigh?

Generally speaking, the weight of the 53 foot flatbed trailer is different depending on the material used and the design process. The weight of the Panda Mech 53 flatbed trailer is 11,980 pounds.

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How many tons can a flatbed truck carry?

Flatbed truck are widely used in the transportation industry. This type of flatbed tractor trailer has a carrying capacity of 30-60 tons.


How much weight can you put on a flatbed trailer?

The maximum weight capacity is 48,000 pounds. Standard flatbed trailers are typically loading dock height (40 foot), and are used for freight that requires top, side or rear loading.


How much does it cost to lease a flatbed trailer?

Under normal circumstances, the cost of buying a flat deck semi trailer is basically between $9999-26000. The specific price depends on the size and configuration of the flatbed semi tractor trailer. The daily rental price is between $40-100.


How much is a used flatbed?

Compared with the new flatbed truck trailer, the price of the used flatbed container carrier trailer is definitely cheaper. Generally speaking, a flatbed container trailer in good condition usually costs 10,000 to 20,000 USD. If it is used for a longer period of time, Maybe the price will be lower.


Flatbed Trailer Design

As their name suggests, flatbed trailers typically lack sides or a top covering. This open-air configuration enables them to handle non-uniform cargo, such as large construction machinery, landscaping equipment, and much more.

Constructed of wood, steel, aluminum, and other materials, flatbeds aim to make it easy to load/unload them from any side without the need of a loading dock.

Some flatbed trailers do distinguish themselves by including lips that help keep cargo in place, dropsides that fall away when ready to load/unload cargo, or removable stakes.

Because flatbeds lack a cover, however, operators must ensure loads are strapped or roped down and protected against the weather and other elements.

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The flatbed semi trailer parts:


–  Flat base on the front in 9.000 mm-13.600 mm sizes, also it is 2,440 mm long inside and 2550 mm long outside

–  Platform has 4 or 5 caps and they had been installed on the rack

–  Caps are connected to each other externally; they are 800-900 mm high.

–  The floor will be covered with one row of the plate and one row of wood.

–  Periodically placed “Z” axle beams exist in the floor.

Truck Chassis: 

Strengthened “I” section center members are welded automatically by submerged welding machines. They are welded between 120/14 mm bottom or top steel plate and 5 mm hub plate.

Axles:  BPW or FUWA

There are brake shoes and heavy brake levers suitable for TSE norms


Mechanical suspension, air suspension, single point suspension. It is supplied with China brand of 6 pcs of air cushion with Z leaf spring or mechanical leaf spring suspension with 12 mm x12 pcs of layer with 100 mm width

Brake System: 

Wabco brand ABS or EBS braking system will be used.

Brake Chambers: 

1 Axle with T 30/30 emergency brake chamber,2 axles with T 30 service brake chambers

Electrical system: 

2×7 pin sockets – 24V, lights accord to standard in SAE rear stop lamps, side marker lamps, brake safety warning lamps and signal light fitted at the rear

2 tail & stop combined lamps (red)

2 turn signal combined lamps (orange)

1 license lamp (white)


385/65 R22,5 or 12 R22,5 or 13 R22,5 or 315/80 R22,5 Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental


11.75 R22.5 Jantsa-Jantas Brand

King Pin:

Jost or equivalent China brand OMS DIN 74080 standards 2’’ or 3,5’’ king pin detachable from below made by SAE standards 8 bolt type. With an E certificate.

Landing Gear: 

Jost  or equivalent China brand front Jack feet are telescopic, parallel working, double speed jointed with wide shoes static 50 tons, dynamic 25 tons capacity


Before the painting, all surface is sandblasted

After sandblasting small parts are cleaned carefully

Epoxy gray is used for first protection.

3 Times of high-quality paints are applied on the trailer

The thickness of painting checked by electronic devices

The color of the trailer is selected by our customer according to RAL codes


–  Multi-piece plastic fenders that covers trailing  axle tires

–  2 plate tool boxes

–  Control Panel(Mob, air clock, access ramp lever)

–  Plastic water tank

–  1 basket stare tire conveyor

–  Aluminum bike impact absorber

–  Mounting and mounting space


–  European axle shaft group and all kind of equipments

–  Import plates(Domex-Hardox)

–  NPI Section centre side member

–  Floor is completely MDF or completely covered with plate

–  Aluminum rims

–  Double spare tire conveyor

Axle shaft elevator addition

–  Lift tampon

–  Fire extinguisher closet and fire extinguisher tube

–  Additions on caps according to request

–  Tire mark according to request

–  RAL color codes according to request


How much does a new flatbed for a truck cost?

The market price of the latest flatbed truck is not certain, we will provide you with suggestions according to your needs, and will customize according to your needs, so as to meet your expectations.

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Transport and marine transportation of container flatbed trailers

When transporting flatbed trailers, many customers will choose to use container transportation, because this can have lower transportation costs and shorter transportation time.

Flatbed semi trailers are generally used for bulk carriers or ro-ro ships for transportation. We will ensure that Panda Mech commercial flatbed trailers will be waxed and covered with tarpaulins when the cargo ships are in bulk.

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