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Heavy equipment, including recreational vehicles, requires the right trailer to haul it around the country. Choosing the right trailer for the job can seem challenging. Most people get stuck on the idea of flatbed trailers, which are a suitable and conventional option, but a deckover trailer can provide more outstanding hauling capabilities.
A traditional flatbed trailer has a deck that rides between the wheels of the trailer, allowing it to sit lower to the ground for easier loading and unloading. A deckover option puts the deck above the wheels and is the same as semi-trailers but for gooseneck or bumper hitches. Using a trailer with a deckover design provides many benefits to the hauler and eliminates wheel-well obstacles.
Loading traditional flatbed trailers is challenging, once again, because of the wheels. The wheel wells interfere when loading with a forklift or even driving onto the platform. People who often transport classic vehicles know all too well how the wheel wells of a trailer can interfere with getting in and out of the car or even offloading. A deckover trailer allows for easy maneuverability.
Also, with deckover trailers, you can use a forklift to load and unload from any angle. The wheels under the platform allow for a flat and uniform surface. The ability to load from all sides means a deckover option provides a better opportunity for balancing loads, meaning transportation is safer and easier.
Traditional flatbed designs make carrying wider loads a challenge. The platforms are often too narrow for wider equipment because they must fit between the wheels. Deckover trailers allow haulers access to the entire width of the trailer because it sits atop the wheels. The broader platform means deck overs are excellent for transporting:
You will need to focus on specified weight capacities. Too many deckover owners assume a wider platform means a heavier load capacity, but that is not true. In most cases, a deckover trailer has a similar capacity to standard flatbed options.
How often do you have uniform and rectangular or square pieces to transport on a trailer? A typical load often includes asymmetrical pieces or equipment that are unbalanced. Also, most people will want to load more than one piece of unusually shaped equipment.
Because of the wheel wells on flatbed trailers, loading oddball equipment or items is nearly impossible, especially since the only efficient load point is from the rear. Deckover trailers allow you to load strange-shaped equipment from any angle, giving you the opportunity for precise positioning. Improved positioning usually equates to more anchor points and a greater ability to load other pieces safely, making the most of your trips and improving logistics and fuel efficiency.
When looking for a deckover trailer for sale, you will need to consider your hookup and towing needs. As with every trailer, the capacity is a measurement of trailer and tow vehicle capabilities. As you begin shopping for a deckover trailer, consider the following:
When searching for the best performance standards and custom trailer solutions in Canada, look no further than Millroad Manufacturing. All Millroad trailers meet and surpass global industry and quality standards.
As one of the leading and most recognized trailer manufacturers in Canada, you cannot go wrong with a Millroad trailer. Check out the Millroad Manufacturing deckover models to find a ready-made option, or work with one of Millroad’s specialists to design a custom trailer for your specific hauling needs. Contact the company to discuss what trailer options are best for your equipment or recreational vehicles.