You will always find a great selection of used low loader semi-trailers for sale at Truckpages.
Low loaders are typically trailers with a step frame and small set of rear wheels. This makes the loading height from the rear of the trailer very low (hence the name).
Using built-in ramps a piece of construction equipment can be driven onto the trailer or dragged onto the trailer using a winch built into the front of the trailer.
They can also be called machine carriers – as they carry machinery.
The loading ramps are usually hydraulically assisted – or better still, fully automatic. Often you can find a ‘cheesewedge’ set of ramps that fold up totally making the folded ramp into part of the loading floor not wasting any loading space at all.
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2006 Noteboom Tri Axle Step Frame Low Loader Trailer, Hydraulic Flip Toe Ramps -...
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2001 King Tri Axle Step Frame Low Loader Trailer, Hydraulic Flip Toe Ramps -...
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2008 King GTS-44 Tri Axle Step Frame Low Loader Trailer, Winch - 8KT10449
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2010 Nooteboom OSDS-48-03 Tri Axle Extendable Step Frame Low Loader Trailer, Rear Steer Axle,...
Andover SFCL73 4 Axle Low loader, went into service in 2017, 73 Ton Trailer Gross with Tracking Axle, Heavy duty winch, flip toe ramps, stainless steel tool boxes , marker boards and BPW eco plus axles, Only had one...
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2007 Nooteboom OSDS-58-04V 4 Axle Extendable Step Frame Low Loader Trailer, 2 Rear Steer...
King Tri Axle Step Frame Low Loader Chassis. King Steel Framed Body C/w Outriggers, Hardwood Plank Floor, Posts and Socks. Front Deck Length: 10 Ft. Lower Deck Length: 31Ft. Bed Width: 8Ft 4ins. Hydraulic Powered Double Flip Toe Ramps...
These trailers are valuable pieces of equipment and tend to be kept for quite some time so the original buyer can recoup their investment. If you can find a late, good condition used low loader then snap it up!
If you are looking at an older low loader trailer then consider the condition and maintenance schedule that it has enjoyed. As an indication, if all of the tyres are on their last legs, this may indicate the condition of the rest of the trailer.
If the trailer is fitted with a winch and/or hydraulic ramps test them to make sure they work perfectly – if possible test the winch with a load.
Low Loader Manufacturers
There are plenty of European manufacturers of low loader trailers – some concentrating on standard tri-axle 40ft low loaders and others concentrating on extendable trailers and those designed for extreme heavy haulage.
Dennison Irish company making lots of types of trailers including Low Loaders
Montracon Part of the Ballyvesey Group, Doancaster based business manufacturers a range of trailers including low loaders.
Nooteboom Dutch manufacturer of specialist low loader and extendable trailers.
Broshuis – Dutch business specialising in low loaders since 1956
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