40 ft flatbed trailer for sale in Ghana | How do you load a flatbed trailer?

TITAN Flatbed Trailer | 2020-10-30
40 ft flatbed trailer for sale in Ghana | How do you load a flatbed trailer?


The function of a 40 ft flatbed trailer is made possible through its structure’s design and manufacture. Basically, it is a transport equipment mainly of a steel construction defining its frame. It is carefully designed to desired heights and weight capacity to safely load and transport containers from one location to another. The size of the 40 ft flatbed trailer loading area is determined according to the standard container size. A twist lock device for fixing the container is provided at positions corresponding to the four corners of the bottom of the container. 


Why Choose TITAN flatbed trailer?

1. TITAN main beam/upper and lower slab are integral without welded joints (submerged arc welding process), multiple girders are reinforced (goose neck vertical slabs, lower wing slabs), all of the diagonal supports are supported, and there are six sloping sills. 

These processes ensure the durability and load capacity of the flatbed trailer. The girders will not bend and break after loading, which will bring you a longer service life and higher load capacity directly.

2. For the axles, we used TITAN's 13-ton axle with 16-ton brake pads. TITAN brand of axles has been tested by time and customers. From the production of trailers to us, there have never been any quality problems with TITAN axles for more than 10 years.

3. TITAN tires, the same, TITAN tires are also tested by time and customer, the quality of the tires is very stable, saving you the time and cost of post-repair and replacement. Suspension: TITAN use 8mm thick suspension

4. Polyurethane paint: We use polyurethane paint, some factory use acid paint, we are more durable, the color is brighter and will not fade. I believe you can easily see this from the picture.


40 ft flatbed trailer for sale in Ghana

TITAN multiple 40 ft flatbed trailers are ready for shipment at the factory


How do you load a flatbed trailer?

Preparing a flatbed trailer for loading

Before you begin loading your cargo, make sure the flatbed trailer bed is free from corrosion or damage. Check the hold down openings and ensure they are sturdy and do not have any kinks or cracks. These “D” rings. or hold-downs, should not have any bends and must be tight against the deck. If you see any forms of damage, do not load the cargo until repairs have been made.

After you’ve checked the trailer bed for damages and have ensured “D” rings are secure, make sure the deck is level. To check for a level deck, couple the flatbed trailer to the tow vehicle and visually confirm that it is level.

Tips for loading your flatbed trailer

Distributing the weight on your cargo is a high priority when loading your flatbed trailer. To make sure your trailer travels appropriately, keep the center of gravity as low as possible. To ensure this, keep the heavy items on the floor and above the axles. Loading upward from the bottom, maintain an even side-to-side distribution of the weight making sure to keep proper weight on the tongue.

Place about sixty percent of your cargo on the front half of the flatbed and secure it with appropriate tensioning devices, chains, or straps. Flatbed trailers are often bumpy when traveling, so the load must be secured to prevent shifting while transporting. If cargo begins to move, you could lose control of your truck.


40 ft flatbed trailer for sale

TITAN 3 axle 40 ft flatbed trailer for sale


Main Parts of 40 ft container flatbed trailer

1. Kingpin of 40 ft flatbed trailer

The 90 # traction pin represents the diameter of the traction pin is 90mm, and the material is mainly chromium alloy. The flatbed trailers for sale near me and the tractor are all connected by it. It is connected to the traction seat of the main vehicle and also bears all the traction. It is an important component.

At present, the traction pins on the market are mainly divided into 4 types, assembly 50, assembly 90, welding 50, welding 90, users should choose according to different models and actual use.


2.Flatbed trailer support device

Commonly known as outrigger. Using the principle of "standing timber jacking", it is located at the front end of the 40 ft flatbed trailer for sale frame for use after the container semi trailer is separated from the tractor. Classification of outriggers: Single-acting outriggers are operated separately on both sides, there are two cranks, and each gear has a car gearbox.

Linked outriggers are made from both sides while operating. There is only one crank, which is composed of one gearbox and one without.

The main components of the outrigger are two-speed gearbox, support sleeve, support rod, drive screw, and the support plate. The structure is very simple and the function is very important.


40 ft flatbed trailer details

40 ft flatbed trailer details display


3. Suspension of 40 ft flatbed trailer for sale

Steel plate suspension is our common leaf spring, its full name is series-connected leaf spring balance suspension. It is mainly composed of leaf springs, suspension bearings (commonly known as lifting lugs), connecting rods, U-bolts and other parts. The longitudinal force of the car body falls directly on an axle. The biggest advantage of this kind of suspension is low price, good reliability and easy maintenance. At present, more than 80% of ordinary flat deck trailer in China use leaf spring balanced suspension.


4.Braking system

Brake air chambers are round metal containers, located at each wheel, where compressed air is converted into mechanical force to apply the brakes and stop the vehicle.

Brake valve is used to control the braking of trucks or tri axle flatbed trailer. It is suitable for flatbed trailer with dual-line brake system, and parking or emergency brakes are air-braking brakes. It has the function of automatically causing the flatbed trailer brake when the control pipe connection of the trailer brake system is broken or leaking.


Through this video below, you can learn about different types of flatbed semi trailer,such as 2 axle,3 axle,4 axle, flatbed etc.

As well as the process, testing, packaging and customer feedback, etc.

flatbed trailers video


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