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Utility Launches 4000AE Drop Deck Flatbed Trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing has introduced its 4000AE Drop Deck flatbed trailer designed to haul heavy or awkward loads.

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Heavy Hauls Follow Tragic Train Wreck Near Tacoma

Permitted weight of the locomotive move was 585,000 pounds, said the CEO of Oxbo Inc., which hauled away the battered engine.

HDT's 2017 Trailer Update

Our annual roundup of trailer trends and new trailer announcements, from the July issue of HDT.

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering marvel devised by Roman engineers more than 2,000 years ago.

Cooper Aims Roadmaster RM272 at Drop Deck Trailers

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line, designed to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers.

The 2016 Trailers Update

New features displayed at truck shows and announced separately cut weight, add ruggedness and utility.

Mini-Deck Trailer Designed for Versatility

XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 80 Mini-Deck Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck lowboy uses three-beam design to provide users more versatility.

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as heavy as their predecessors – but it’s a careful balance.

Lowboy Trailer Features Extendable Deck

XL Specialized Trailers has launched the XL 90 Hydraulic Detachable Extendable lowboy trailer designed with extendable technology to stretch the main deck.