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TITAN flatbed semi trailer is the best choice

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: TITAN Flatbed semi trailer buying guide

1-1. TITAN flatbed semi trailer is the best choice

1-2. Application of the TITAN flatbed semi trailer

1-3. How to operate TITAN flatbed semi trailer--Loading containers with TITAN flatbed trailer

1-4. Basic Specifications of the Flatbed Trailer

1-5. TITAN flatbed semi trailer package and shipping

1-6. Four kinds of common suspensions for flatbed container trailer

1-7. TITAN flatbed semi trailer feedback from Senegal customers

1-8.Features of Flatbed Tractor Trailer Main Beams

1-9.Main Parts of Shipping Container Trailer

1-10.Connection of tractor and Flatbed Semi Trailer

 

Chapter 2:What is a flatbed semi Trailer  (20/40 ft flatbed trailer) ?

2-1. What is the a flatbed semi trailer?

2-2. What is the common types of container carrier trailers?

2-3. Shipping of container flatbed trailers and marine transportation

2-4. Flatbed semi trailer buying guide

2-5. What is the manufacturing process of container flatbed semi-trailer?

2-6. How to load and securing a shipping container on a flatbed?

 


1.TITAN flatbed semi trailer is the best choice

TITAN flatbed trailer is a kind of trailer whose design is suitably made to carry bulk cargo and containers between shipping facilities and terminals.By simple definition, this is a long flat platform of either 20ft, 40ft, 48ft or 53ft length.Flatbed semi trailer is usually used to transport 20ft or 40ft containers, they are mainly used for container transportation supporting ships, ports, shipping lanes, highways, transit stations, bridges, tunnels, and multimodal transport.

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.


TITAN three best-selling feature Flatbed semi trailer

Tri axle flatbed semi trailer for sale

 

4 axles flatbed container trailer

 

2 axle flatbed trailer for sale

 

The flatbed trailer has no roof or walls to the side.It is a bare platform on which different container sizes are secured using container locks ready for transportation. They are primarily used for the transportation of bulk cargo.

Flatbed semi trailer for saleFlatbed semi trailer for sale

TITAN also have several special models to choose from, like interlink Flatbed Trailer and drawer flatbed trailer.

Special flatbed trailer for saleSpecial flatbed trailer for sale

 

2.Application of the TITAN flatbed semi trailer

The function of a 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 also comprises a lighting system, brakes and tires.It is carefully designed to desired heights and weight capacity to safely load and transport cargoes from one location to another.Use platform trailers to transfer cargo at the shipper’s warehouse. Unloaded to the consignee’s warehouse, when changing trailer or boat on the way, there is no need to take the goods out of the box and change them.

The size of the container 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. Flatbed trailers are a special trailers for transporting containers.And thanks for our Congo customers feedback.He transports bulk cargo by TITAN flatbed semi trailer.

container carrier trailerContainer carrier trailer

 

3.How to operate TITAN flatbed semi trailer--Loading containers with TITAN flatbed trailer

Before the high bed semi trailer are loaded into the container, the used turn lock head should be completely overlapped with the lock seat and fixed. Then the container is correctly placed on the semi trailer, and then the turn lock handle is turned lock the container vertically with the lock head and the lock seat.Before unloading the container, the turn lock should be turned to the position where the lock head overlaps with the lock seat and fixed, and the container can be removed only after it is confirmed that the container is not locked.

 

4.Basic Specifications of the Flatbed Trailer

Each flatbed trailer comes with its own load rating, size alongside other systems as would be needed for its use. These specifications are very useful in helping you buy the right trailer for your operations.

The tables below show key specifications of the 20ft and 40ft flatbed trailers respectively.

 

container semi trailerContainer semi trailer

Model: 3 Axle Flatbed Truck Trailer

Transport: 20ft, 40ft container

Overall dimension: 12500mm * 2500mm *1530mm

Axles: 3 axles , 13t

Suspension: Heavy duty mechanical suspension

Tire: 12 units

King pin: 90#

Langing gear: JOST

Brake system: WABCO

Electical system: 24V, LED lights

 

More Technical Parameter Drawings

2 axle flatbed truck trailer with bogie suspension technical parameter2 axle flatbed truck trailer with bogie suspension technical parameter

 

4 axle flat deck trailer with airbag suspension technical department

4 axle flat deck trailer with airbag suspension technical department

 

5 axle 45ft flatbed semi trailer technical specification

5 axle 45ft flatbed semi trailer technical specification

 

TITAN interlink flatbed trailer technical parameter drawing

TITAN interlink flatbed trailer technical parameter drawing

 

 

5.TITAN flatbed semi trailer package and shipping

As a professional manufacturer, TITAN have provided many kinds of semi trailers for many countries, we have much more advantages in the flatbed trailers cost and quality control.All semi trailer will undergo rigorous testing before delivery to ensure the quality. We have professional technicians to operate. In addition, a layer of wax will be sprayed on the semi-trailer to prevent seawater erosion, and then a layer of rain cloth will be wrapped to prevent moisture, so that it is foolproof.

Semi truck flatbed trailer

 

6.Four kinds of common suspensions for flatbed container trailer

Mechanical suspension:The mechanical suspension is our common leaf spring. It is mainly composed of leaf spring, suspension support (commonly known as lifting ear), connecting rod, U-bolt and other parts. The longitudinal force of the body falls directly on an axle.It is reliable, and easy to maintain.

Bogie suspension:The bogie suspension is to reduce the common leaf spring front and rear brackets to a single bracket connected to the car body.Compared with ordinary leaf spring suspension, the bearing capacity of bogie suspension is bigger.

Air suspension:The most obvious feature of an air suspension is its airbag-type air spring. The weight of the air spring itself is relatively light, the air medium friction in the airbag is small, there is almost no noise during operation, and its life is 2-3 times that of the leaf spring.Air suspension for semi-trailers is mostly in high-end fields such as precision instrument transportation and hazardous chemical transportation.

Different types of flatbed semi trailer

 

7.TITAN flatbed semi trailer feedback from Senegal customers

After Senegal customers from visited our factory,We showed them around for visiting our semi trailer,which were designed in different colors and sizes. According to their own needs and requirements, they decided to order 3 set of 4 axles flatbed trailer from us, and paid some deposit immediately. And here are some pictures of 4 axles trailer bed which our Philippines customers received the trailer.

Customer received the 4 axles flatbed semi trailerCustomer received 4 axles flatbed semi trailer

 

8.Features of Flatbed Tractor Trailer Main Beams

A large part of the Features of the 3 axle flatbed trailer Main beams is determined by the characteristics of its steel. Let's take a look at the mechanical properties of the most commonly used manganese steel and high-strength steel for ordinary trailer girder.

Although high-strength steel has high yield strength, it has low elongation and poor toughness. The yield strength of manganese steel is worse than T700, but the elongation is high and the toughness is good.

1.High strength of high-strength steel:The biggest feature of high-strength steel is its high strength. The yield strength of high-strength steel is twice that of manganese steel and three times that of ordinary steel.

When flatbed trailer manufacturers frame, it bears the same strength. The frame made of high-strength steel uses less material. The upper wing plate, lower wing plate and vertical plate can be made thinner and lighter. Under the premise of charging by weight and standard loading, the advantages are more obvious.

Trailers using high-strength steel beams are best suited for the transportation of light-dumping goods with good road conditions and high-speed standard loads. They are not suitable for mountainous, overloaded, and poor road conditions. Overloading is strictly prohibited, especially concentrated loads, and do not privately weld the beams. .

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2.Manganese steel girders have better toughness: Compared with high-strength steel girders, manganese steel girders have the advantage of better toughness. Under conditions of greater deformation, they can be restored to their original condition after unloading. The large deformation is also a reminder to the driver that the cargo capacity is enough. Moreover, the manganese steel girders are also deformed if they exceed the bearing limit, and accidents such as high-strength steel that directly collapse the girders are rare.

Compared with high-strength steel, these characteristics of manganese steel determine that it is more suitable for working conditions in mountainous areas and heavy loads. Of course, in fact, the various characteristics of manganese steel are relatively balanced and suitable for many working conditions. This is one of the reasons why manganese steel has been used for beams in the past. It is just that it is more suitable for mountainous areas, Working conditions such as heavy load.

Yield strength: it is the yield limit when a metal material yields, that is, the stress that resists slight plastic deformation. An external force greater than this limit will permanently invalidate the parts and cannot be restored. For example, the yield limit of low carbon steel is 207MPa. When the external force is greater than this limit, the part will be permanently deformed. If it is less than this limit, the part will return to its original appearance.

Elongation: It refers to the percentage of the original length (%) of the elongation of the hardened body of the sealing material under the action of tension. The elastic recovery rate refers to the degree to which the deformation of the hardened body of the sealing material can be fully recovered (%). The greater the elongation and the greater the elastic recovery, the better the deformation adaptability of the sealing material.

 

9.Main Parts of Shipping Container Trailer

1.Truck Trailer King pin

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 Container Trailer support device

Commonly known as outrigger. Using the principle of "standing timber jacking", it is located at the front end of the 53 foot 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 gear box.

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

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

Details of Container Semi TrailerDetails of Container Semi Trailer

3.Suspension

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.

The most obvious feature of air suspension is its airbag-type air spring. The air spring itself is relatively light in weight, the friction of the air medium in the airbag is small, there is almost no noise during operation, and its life is 2-3 times that of leaf springs. However, when an air spring is used, a rod system that can transmit various forces and moments other than the vertical force must be provided, so the suspension structure is complicated; in addition, the air spring has strict requirements for sealing, and its cost is also high.

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 tri axle trailer with dual-line brake system, and parking or emergency brakes are air-braking brakes. It has the function of automatically causing the 20 ft flatbed trailer brake when the control pipe connection of the trailer brake system is broken or leaking.

Details of Tri Axle TrailerDetails of Tri Axle Trailer

10.Connection of tractor and Flatbed Semi Trailer

1. The traction height of the flatbed semi trailer manufacturers, the size of the traction pin, the front turning radius, the clearance radius, etc. must be matched with the tractor, and the inspection should be performed before connecting;

2. Carefully check whether there is sand, dust or other foreign matter on the working surface of the tractor saddle and the traction pin of the semi-trailer, and whether there is enough lubricating grease;

3.The connection between the tractor saddle and the towing pin.

Adjust the support legs to make the semi-trailer traction slide plate and the height of the traction saddle compatible. Generally, the tri axle flatbed trailer traction slide plate is 10 to 30mm lower than the center of the upper plane of the tractor traction saddle. Otherwise, it may not only fail to connect, but also Damage to traction seat, traction pin and related parts;

Operate the locking mechanism of the traction seat (the traction seat is different, please refer to the instruction manual of the tractor for details), so that the locking block is opened to a free state;

When the tractor is reversed, the centerline of the tractor and the 48ft flatbed trailer for sale shall be kept consistent, and the centerline deviation of the two vehicles shall be limited to 40 mm or less, and the angle between the two centerlines shall be ≤5° when fully loaded, and ≤7° when no load;

Check whether the locking block of the traction seat locks the traction pin and whether the locking is firm;

Move forward the tractor slightly to check whether the connection is good;

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4. Gas connection

Connect the two air pipe joints (commonly known as handshake) on the tractor to the two air pipe joints on the semi-trailer. At this time, the air supply pipeline of the tractor is connected with the air supply pipeline of the superlink trailer, and the control pipeline of the tractor is connected with the control pipeline of the tri axle trailer for sale (note the color of the connector: red is the air supply pipeline, and blue is the control pipeline) ;

After the air connections are connected to each other, unscrew the flatbed trailer air connection disconnect switch on the tractor to make it ventilated, otherwise the flatbed for sale brake system cannot be supplied with air, and the brake system cannot work;

Start the engine, observe the barometer in the cab, and increase the pressure in the air tank of the tractor and 40ft truck and flatbed trailer for sale to the specified pressure (usually 650-750kPa);

Check whether there is air leakage in the air circuit, and check whether the brake system is working normally;

5. Circuit connection

Insert the cable connection plug of the tractor into the cable connection socket at the front end of the van semi-trailer;

Check whether the electrodes are well connected, confirm whether the lights are working normally, and replace the electrode wiring if necessary;

 


1. What is the a flatbed semi trailer?

Flatbed semi trailer is usually used to transport 20ft or 40ft containers, they are mainly used for container transportation supporting ships, ports, shipping lanes, highways, transit stations, bridges, tunnels, and multimodal transport.

Use platform trailers to transfer cargo at the shipper’s warehouse. Unloaded to the consignee’s warehouse, when changing trailer or boat on the way, there is no need to take the goods out of the box and change them.

The size of the container 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. Flatbed trailers are a special trailers for transporting containers.

 

2. What is the common types of container carrier trailers?

Common flat top semi trailer has four types according to the number of axles,  which are the 2 axle 40 foot flatbed semi trailers, 3 axle 40ft flatbed trailers, 4 axles 40 foot flat platform truck trailer, and the single point suspension logistics trailer.

According to the different types of transport containers, there are 4 types, 20ft container carrier trailer, 40 foot shipping container trailer, 45ft commercial flat body trailer, and 20/40ft multi-purpose utility trailer.

we can also offer the 48ft, 53ft and other flatbed trailer sizes.

Flatbed semi trailer specification, sizes, height, dimensions drawing

 

3. Shipping of container flatbed trailers and marine transportation

When transporting flatbed trailers, many customers use container transportation, which has low transportation costs and short transportation time. But the bad thing is that the rear of the platform semi trailer needs to be composed.

Some customers are bulk carriers or ro-ro ships. Titan commercial flatbed trailers will spray wax and cover the tarpaulin when the cargo ship is bulking.

 

4. Flatbed semi trailer buying guide

Container flatbed semi trailers can be produced by all factories. When choosing a supplier, many customers do not understand the differences between container flatbed.

The easiest way is to look at the weight. The heavier the weight of flatbed trailers, the better the quality. The tri axle flatbed trailers purchased by African customers self weighs is 7.1 tons. If the weight is only 6.5 tons, the cost of this trailer can save more than 1,000 dollars.

 

Here are a few more important points:

1. Working platform of container flatbed semi-trailer

The work platfrom is the main load-bearing part, which is composed of the main beam, side beam, cross beam, bottom floor, suspension and so on. The main beam should pay attention to whether the thickness is an international standard. The international standard for the main beam of a container flat semi trailer is 14/8/16 mm. The steel plate in the middle of the beam is made of Q345B manganese steel, the thickness is 8mm. Many unreliable suppliers will use 6mm main beam to save costs. But the carrying capacity was reduced by 26%. 

2. Bottom floor of flatbed container trailer

Bottom Floor, many logistics trailer also can transport bulk cargo and other items. The bottom plate of the Titan high bed trailer passes the international standard 3mm thick checkered plate. If it use 2mm thick pattern plate or a 2.5mm bottom plate. It will cost less $ 700. Tri axle equipment trailer weight limit is 60ton capacity.

3. Axle of flatbed truck trailer

The axles of semi trailers for sale have three types: 13-ton axles, 13-ton axles, and 16-ton brake system axles, 16-ton axles.

The axle of the TITAN container flatbed semi trailers is a 13-ton axle and 16-ton brake system axle, which has better braking performance and shortens the braking distance by more than 5 meters.

4. Tire of flat deck trailer

The 3 axle flatbed trailer uses a vacuum tire with better heat dissipation performance, the model is 12R22.5.

TITAN flatbed container uses custom made tires in a tire factory, wear-resistant tires. On Chinese highways, Titan tires can reach more than 300,000 kilometers.

5. Suspension of container flatbed trailers

TITAN flatbed trailers common mechanical suspension adopts special high strength steel. 6mm thickness. The center pin diameter is 70mm. Stronger than suspensions in many factories.

And we also have bogie suspension and airbag suspension for you to choose.

TITAN 2 axle flatbed semi trailer with bogie suspension

 

5. What is the manufacturing process of container flatbed semi-trailer?

1. Engineers provide drawings based on platform semi trailer data and customer requirements and then distributed the drawings to the workers in the production department.

2. According to the drawings of each part produced by the design department, use a CNC cutting machine to cut each part, such as the steel plate for the main beam and the reinforcing plate.

3. Welded container flatbed semi trailers work platform, welded side beams, main beams, welded kingpins, welded suspension, welded bottom floor.

4. Flatbed trailers derusting, frosting, spraying primer, spraying paint, wax spraying; installing axles; installing tires.

5. Print VIN code, waiting for packing.

 

6. How to load and securing a shipping container on a flatbed?

You can use container tipping tilt chassis trailer, it can load by self.

You can use container side loader trailer.

You can use container lift fork.

 

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