Flatbed open semi-trailer
Open flatbed semi-trailers have proven to be a smart and simple solution for the transport of different goods. They cannot move themselves and will always need to be hooked up to a motorized pulling vehicle, for example a tractor unit or truck. The ‘open’ in a flatbed open semi-trailer refers to the the top, which is usually uncovered. Flatbed open semi-trailers can be used to transport machines and material that does not fit optimally in a closed box or a flatbed tarp. The biggest advantage of an open flatbed semi-trailer is the ease with which it can be loaded and unloaded. This can be done from both sides and from the back with a forklift or small crane.
Steel and aluminum
Open flatbed semi-trailers are often used to transport building material, but also flat steel, coiled steel, channel steel, rebar and lumber. They can contain load that can withstand weather conditions like rain, wind and snow and are more likely to be used for this purpose than box trucks or box semi-trailers. Most open flatbed semi-trailers are made from steel or aluminum or from a steel/aluminum combination. The weight of the open flatbed differs greatly, depending on the job that needs to be done with it.
Variety in listings on Tradus
The second-hand open flatbed semi-trailer is listed often on Tradus. Listings come from basically anywhere in Europe, varying from the Netherlands and Poland to Belgium, Germany and Russia. Among popular brands are Floor, Fliegl, Van Hool, Kogel, Lecitrailer, Fruehauf, Pacton, LAG, Schmitz, Schmitz Cargobull and Krone.