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Double Drop Decks
Double drop trailers drop just like a drop deck trailers, however, they also dip below the trailer axles, not just the truck axles. This brings double drop deck trailers’ loadable deck height even lower, sometimes as low as 15” from the ground. However, it also significantly shortens the loadable deck length on a double drop deck. It is common for a 48’ double drop deck trailer to have 30’ deck height, sometimes even shorter. Double drop decks are made of heavy steel, and are generally between 48’ to 53’ long and 96” to 102” wide. Occasionally a double drop deck trailer may be 108” wide, commonly referred to as a “9 wide.” Great Western Leasing has an extensive inventory of new and used double drop deck trailers to fit your needs.
Double Drop Trailer Applications
Double drop decks haul very high, but short loads. Some common loads carried on double drop decks are:
- Construction Equipment
- Other “high” loads
Double drop decks generally have 2 or more axles which are fixed. A common add on for a double drop deck is a “Flip Axle,” which can flip up and lay on the deck, or flip down and create an extra axle for balancing weight.
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