What is Semi Trailer? What types of semi-trailers are there?

2022-03-25

Semi Trailer is one kind of trailers, which needs its tractor head to bear part of the total weight on China Semi Trailer. Its advantages are high stability and large loading capacity, but due to the large turning radius, Semi Trailer also has the disadvantages of high requirements on road conditions. There are many types of semi-trailers, mainly include rear dump semi trailer, lowbed semi trailer, side fence semi trailer, container transporting semi trailer, tanker semi trailer, van box semi trailer, oil transporting semi trailer, and so on.

 

1. What is Semi Trailer?

Semi Trailer is the trailer whose axles are placed behind of the center of gravity of the total vehicle evenly loaded, and it is equipped with a coupling device that can transmit horizontal and vertical forces to the tractor head truck. In other words, Semi Trailer is a heavy transportation vehicle whose tractor head need to bear a part of weight that load on China Semi Trailer.

 

2. Advantages and disadvantages of Semi Trailer?

Advantages:The semi-trailer has high stability, large loading capacity and high-speed transportation features. Especially, some large goods with huge sizes can only be pulled by semi trailers because the loading surface should have enough length and width.

Disadvantages:The turning radius of the semi-trailer is larger than the cargo trucks. Because the distance between the front of the car and the wheels of the trailer is too long, the requirements for road conditions are relatively higher.

 

3. What types of semi-trailers are there?

Semi-trailers are mainly used for long-distance transportation of goods. There are many types of semi-trailers, mainly as follows:

 Dump Semi Trailer

Dump Semi Trailer is mainly used to transport bulk cargoes such as coal, ores, construction materials, etc. And there are mainly two unloading methods: rear end dumping and side tipper. China Supreme dump semi trailers can effectively improve the transportation efficiency of loader and unloader in transporting bulk and scattered goods. SUPREME TRAIELR adopt high quality manganese plate to weld frames and carriage box, which are normally U shape and Square shape. China SUPREME dump semi trailers have the characteristics of high strength, strong lifting force, rigidity, good toughness, strong bearing capacity and no permanent deformation.

 

Lowbed Semi Trailer

Lowbed semi trailer is suitable for the transportation of various types of mechanical equipment, large objects, highway construction equipment, large tanks, and power station equipments. The frame of the low-plate semi-trailer is a beam-through structure, which is composed of tandem leaf springs and suspension supports. The structure is reasonable, and it has strong rigidity and strength to support the buffer shock of the load. Lowbed semi trailers are usually used to transport heavy vehicles (such as tractors, buses, special vehicles, etc.), rail vehicles, mining machines, forestry machines, agricultural machines (such as excavators, bulldozers, loaders, pavers, cranes, etc.) and other heavy loading machines.

 

Side Fence Semi Trailer

Side fence stake semi trailer, also named as flatbed drop side semi trailer, is normally responsible for the transportation of agricultural and sideline products and other lightly thrown goods with its fence structure cargo area. The fence structure design process combines the user's cargo category, and is reasonably designed to fully reduce the weight of the carriage under the load conditions. And the disassembly of fence structures is very convenient.

 

Container Transporting Semi Trailer

Container transporting semi trailer normally includes two types: flatbed semi trailer and skeleton/skeletal semi trailer. With 4/8/12 pcs container locks on its frame, container semi trailers are mainly used to pull all sizes of containers in ships, ports, routes, highways, transfer stations, bridges, tunnels, and Mainly used in logistics systems supporting ships, ports, routes, highways, transfer stations, bridges, tunnels, and other multimodal transport logistics systems.

 


Tanker Semi Trailer

With its tank structure cargo parts tanker semi trailers are mainly used for transporting liquids, bulk materials and bulk cement, etc. Tanker semi Trailers include petrol oil tanker semi trailer, cement mixer tanker semi trailer, powder materials and cement tanker semi trailer and water supply tanker semi trailer.

Fuel Tanker Semi Trailer is normally used to transport fuel, gasoline, diesel, crude oil, palm oil, water, liquid chemicals, edible oil, etc. And you can customize fuel tank trailers as you want, such as sizes, shape, materials, axle numbers and so on.

Bulk cement Semi Trailer is suitable to transport fly ash, cement, lime powder, ore powder and other particles with a diameter of less than 0.1mm dry powder with air pressure to unload.

Chemical Liquid Transport Semi Trailer is used to transport chemical liquids. According to the characteristics of the medium to be transported, the materials of tanks should also be different, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, glass fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum and all-plastic steels.

 


Side Wall Semi Trailer

Side wall semi trailer, also known as flatbed drop side semi trailer, is mainly suitable for medium and long-distance transportation of medium, heavy and bulk cargoes, such as grain, bagged cement, ect. SUPREME TRAILER offers 2 axles sidewall trailer, 3 axles drop side trailer, 4 axles high side fence trailer, grain trailer and the sidewall drawbar trailer from 30 tons to 100 tons load capacity to your choice. And we also welcome you to customize the sizes of side wall/fence height and load capacity according to your special requirements.