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The flatbed semi-trailer is a type of open-body semi-trailers, which constitutes a cargo platform with limiting side boards on all sides, one or more of which are usually folding or removable. Like most other semi-trailers, flatbed semi-trailers have two or three wheel axles in the rear part, and a support platform with a pivot designed to concatenate with the fifth wheel mechanism of the tractor and extensible jack pads in the front part.
Being one of the simplest types, the flatbed semi-trailer is adapted for transportation on public roads of various goods (both in a container and without it), which do not require special storage and transportation conditions. Folding and removable sides allow making the process of loading and unloading of the body much easier, and the open top provides the possibility to conduct loading operations with the use of cranes, excavators, etc.
Folding or removable construction of the boards also allows, just like in the case with the cargo platform, to transport long objects and over-sized cargo. For high-capacity goods with a low specific weight, a modification with the increased height of the boards are often used.
Because of their simplicity and relatively low cost, flatbed trailers are widely used in all sectors of industry, construction, and agriculture.
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