Design Specifications And Uses Of Skeleton Trailer

A skeleton trailer is a type of flatbed trailer. It has less surface decking than a flatbed trailer. It can only be used to transport various types of containers.

The special characteristics of transported goods require them to be of a standardized design. This further improves transport safety.

Let’s take a look at the Design Specifications And Uses Of Skeleton Trailer.

Design Specifications And Uses Of Skeleton Trailer

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What is a skeleton trailer?

Skeleton trailers are suitable for loading and transporting bulk cargoes. They can also transport cargoes with pallets. For loading irregular objects with a certain volume, it is more adaptable. It can ensure that the goods do not roll or slip on the vehicle. The surface is not covered by panels, so the body weight is lighter. Vehicle maintenance and replacement of spare parts are more convenient, and the cost is relatively low.

Skeleton Trailer

Main accessories for skeleton trailer

The skeleton trailer is a combination of chassis, tires, suspension, bumpers, and a braking system. It also includes lighting equipment and other parts.

 1. Chassis: the load-bearing part that supports the frame and bears the weight of the carriages and cargoes.

2. Driving system: an indispensable part of trailer operation, usually composed of two parts: tire and rim.

3. Suspension: to play the role of shock absorption and support the weight of the role.

4. Braking system: it is necessary to control the speed and stop the trailer through the braking system.

5. Lighting equipment: Trailers must have lighting equipment such as lights and brake lights to ensure driving safety.

Multiple application scenarios for the Skeleton Trailer in the transportation industry

Skeleton trailer design detail

1. Rated load capacity: according to the need to design the load tonnage.

2. Bearing area: according to the need to design the skeleton trailer bearing width and length.

3. Tyre model: A radial tire or a tubeless tire is wear-resistant. It’s a non-flat tire. A radial tire is suitable for long-distance transport and has a faster walking speed compared to tubeless tires.

4. Other configurations: Double towing includes a guardrail, compartment, brake system, shock absorption system, legs, turn locks, and other features.

Efficient, safe skeleton trailer

Industry applications for skeleton trailers

1. Construction industry: Skeleton semi-trailers are most commonly used to transport steel and construction materials. These materials are too large and numerous for traditional transport. They cannot be handled by traditional means. Skeleton semi-trailers have large capacity and high load capacity. They can easily carry these materials for long-distance transport.

2. Agricultural industry: Agricultural production requires a large amount of materials and equipment to support. For example, it needs fertilizer and agricultural machinery. These materials are often large and heavy and need to be transported by skeleton semi-trailer.

 3. Aviation field: Cargoes in airport plazas include airline cargo, parcels, couriers, baggage, and other kinds of cargo. They are heavy and bulky and need to be transported by skeleton semi-trailers.

Impact of design specifications on safety

Under GB1589-2016, skeleton semi-trailers are limited to 13.95m in length, 2.55m in width, and 1.5m in height. This aligns with the standard container size. Meanwhile, GB/T 1413-2008 sets a 13.716m length, 2.438m width, and 2.896m height limit for 45-foot containers. Exceeding these limits or making unauthorized modifications risks dangerous transport situations.

In short, ensuring the safety and reliability of semi-trailers in normal transport is an important guarantee. This involves the safety of semi-trailer use and vehicle structure requirements. The semi-trailer can carry out normal cargo transport, reduce accidents, and guarantee the safety of the driver and cargo only when it meets safety and structural requirements.

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