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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is a container chassis trailer?

Chapter 2. What are the types of container chassis?

Chapter 3. Points to note when buying a skeleton trailer.

3.1 Shelf of container transport trailer.

3.2 Axles and tires of the skel trailer.

3.3 Suspension of skeleton trailer.

Chapter 4. Container chassis for sale marine transportation.

Chapter 5. Different Models of shipping container trailer

Chapter 6. Basic Specifications of Container Chassis Trailer

Chapter 7. Application of container trailers

Chapter 8. How to choose the right container chassis?

Chapter 9. Maintenance of container semi trailer

Container Trailer for Sale Near Me- What is a container chassis?

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Chapter 1. What is a container chassis trailer?

Container trailer is specially designed to carry various cargo containers.

container chassis includes 20, 40, 45 foot and other types. It is dedicated to transporting containers. It contains two kinds of skeletal trailer for long distance transportation and terminal trailer for port transportation.

Container Skeleton Trailer for Sale Near Me- What is a container chassis?

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Chapter 2. What are the types of container chassis?

There are five common types of combo chassis trailer: 20 ft container trailer for sale, tri axle 40ft skeletal trailer meaning, 45ft container chassis, terminal trailer and used self loading fixed container trailers for sale.

TITAN can customize container trailer dimensions and height from ground, just need tell us your requirements: drop deck container chassis specs, tires, parts.

Container Tipper Chassis Trailer for Sale Near Me-

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Chapter 3. Points to note when buying a skeleton trailer.

How to judge the quality of a skeleton container trailer. The easiest way is to look at the weight of the trailer. The heavier a trailer, the better the quality. The tri axle chassis for sale purchased by African customers weighs 7 tons. If the weight is only 6.3 tons, the cost of this trailer can save more than $ 800.

Here are a few more important points below:

3.1 Shelf of container transport trailer.

The shelf part is the main load bearing part, which is composed of a beam, a side beam, a beam, a floor, and a suspension.

The thickness of the beam part depends on whether the thickness is an international standard. The international standard for the frame of the skeleton car is 14/8/16 mm. The material of the steel plate in the middle of the beam is Q345B or manganese steel with a thickness of 8mm. Many unreliable suppliers will use 6mm Thickness beam slabs to save costs, but the carrying capacity was reduced by 26%. The international standard thickness of the middle part of the beam must be 8mm.

Locks, 40 foot container trailer is equipped with 12 sets of locks, which can be used to transport a 40 foot container or two 20 foot containers, or a 20 foot container alone.

Container Trailer for Sale Near Me- What is a container chassis?

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3.2 Axles and tires of the skel trailer.


The axles of the used skeletal trailer are divided into three types: 13 ton axles, 13 ton axles + 16 ton brake system axles, 16 ton axles.

The axles of the TITAN container trailer truck are 13 ton axles + 16 ton brake system axles. The braking performance is better, and the braking distance is shortened by more than 5 meters.


The container chassis uses a vacuum tire with better heat dissipation performance, the model is 12R22.5.

The TITAN Skeleton trailer uses factory-made, wear-resistant tires. On Chinese highways, Titan tires can reach more than 300,000 kilometers.

3.3 Suspension of skeleton trailer.

The suspension of the TITAN combo chassis is made of special high-strength rigid steel, with a thickness of 6mm. The middle pin is 70mm in diameter. Stronger than suspensions in many factories.


Chapter 4. Container chassis for sale marine transportation

Many customers use the method of container transportation, which has low transportation cost and short transportation time.

Some customers choose bulk carriers or ro-ro ships. Before the TITAN skeleton trailer is shipped, the vehicle is sprayed with wax and covered with a tarpaulin.

Container Trailer for Sale Near Me- What is a container chassis?

40ft container superlink interlink trailer package before delivery

Chapter 5. Different Models of shipping container trailer

The diversity of shipping container trailer can meet the individual needs of customers. According to customer needs, we can produce container chassis trailer, tipper chassis trailer, interlink skeletal trailer, etc.

(1)Common shipping container Trailer

TITAN container chassis trailer the most commonly used and the most frequently ordered model by customers. The frame is usually made of steel. It can be used to transport containers of various lengths: 20ft, 40ft or 45ft.

TITAN skeletal trailer has clearly marked positions and twelve sets of container locks are installed to facilitate the fixing of containers of different sizes and ensure their safety at their destination.

It has a landing gear that is used to enhance stability during loading and offloading operations. It is simple to use and most importantly, affordable. However, the need for external accessories could possibly delay the operations.

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(2)Tipper chassis trailer

TITAN tipping chassis trailers have a different structure than other container trailers. This model of trailers has an apparatus that simplifies the process of loading a container on the trailer bed.

The container chassis trailer comes with a hydraulic lifting cylinder that contracts longitudinally to facilitate loading and on the other hand, they extend in an outward manner to enhance the offloading process. The pivotal drive on the upper frame translates to a change in the distance between the roller and the securement point of the cable in relation to the lower frame. This results in the lift and movement of the loaded container without the need to search for external equipment such as a winch device to trigger the desired distance.

(3)Terminal trailer

The terminal chassis trailer for sale is an economically feasible and practical trailer to use. This is an invention that offers a truck chassis for loading and offloading high weight containers without much effort.

It has a simple structure. It comprises a simple truck chassis but of rugged construction.

This terminal trailer is adjustable to meet your desired maneuverability conditions for loading and offloading. Adjustments to axle spacing can also be made based on your needs.

terminal trailer

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Chapter 6. Basic Specifications of Container Chassis Trailer

Container chassis trailers come in different shapes and sizes. There are major components and systems that you will find in each one of them and this will be useful in helping you determine which trailer to buy or hire.

It depends on your needs and the regulations set by the authorities in that jurisdiction. Here are the basic defining characteristics and specifications of a container chassis trailer:

Load capacity: The loading capacity for our container chassis for sale ranges from 20 tons – 40 tons. For heavyweight applications, you may want to consider having the 40 tons option. However, the 20 tons option could just be enough for most containers that you want to transport. This is a very important aspect to look at in your choice for container chassis trailer.

Design: Owing to its application and use, the container chassis trailer is constructed of high strength material. It is a robust structure designed and constructed to get you the services you need without much Fabrication is done through quality welding techniques that are tried and tested to ensure that the trailer meets high standards of quality.

Size: Container chassis trailers come in different sizes to take containers with dimensions of 20ft or 40ft. There are also those suited to carry 45ft containers and could be a perfect fit for you to take up more cargo if the laws from your local authorities allow.

Axles: Based on the axle configuration, you will commonly get one that uses 2 axles for 30 tons capacity. For this option, the maximum weight of the 40ft container is 25tons. We can also customize 3-axle container chassis for different demands. All these options will be made available to you based on your needs.

Tires: Always confirm the laws and regulations concerning the tire-configuration allowed in your country. Some countries only allow the single tire option and that means it needs the reasonable distribution of tires for the trailer if that is the option you will choose.

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Chapter 7. Application of container trailers

1. Container chassis trailer used for transportation of various containers. It can be used repeatedly for a long time, with sufficient strength.

2. Use containers to transfer goods, which can be loaded directly in the consignor's warehouse and shipped to the consignee's warehouse for unloading. When replacing the tri axle chassis for sale or ship midway, there is no need to take the goods out of the box and replace them.

3. It can be quickly loaded and unloaded, and it can be directly and conveniently changed from one transportation tool to another transportation tool.

4. Shipping container trailer is easy to load and unload the goods to meet the individual needs of customers.

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Chapter 8. How to choose the right container chassis?

1. Application

If you use the container chassis for sale to transport not only container, but also some other cargo, it is better to choose the flatbed trailer type. The container chassis is only used for container. Should your work require loading and offloading at certain inclined positions, then the container tilt trailer would be the best choice for you.

2. Price

Cost is also an important factor to consider in your choice of a trailer. If all you need is a simple trailer for a simple application, it wouldn’t be wise to choose the container trailer chassis. The container trailer chassis type trailer has a higher price than the rest. This is primarily due to its advanced lifting system. A flatbed or a container trailer chassis will do.

3.Weight Capacity Requirements

All these container trailer chassis can carry a considerable amount of weight. However, the 2 axles / 3 axles container chassis trailer is of much help when weight considerations are to be made. Its construction has primarily been made to provide a chassis that can help you carry high weight containers. Most importantly, this can be adjusted to meet your desired conditions of maneuverability, loading, offloading and axle spacing.

4. Number of Axles

Based on the amount of cargo to carry, trailer considerations can be made looking at the number of axles for each container trailer chassis. They could be 2 axles or 3 axles. Don’t expect one with more than 3 axles because a container’s max weight capacity is 30 tons. For instance, the flatbed trailer structure has the capability of supporting a number of wheel axle assemblies at different positions along the container semi trailer length.

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Chapter 9. Maintenance of container semi trailer

1. Before the new container semi trailer is put into use, it should be prepared for inspection in accordance with the requirements of the “Instructions”. Tighten all external bolts and nuts once.

2. After the new skeletal trailer travels 30-50 kilometers at the beginning, it should be checked whether there is high heat or noise at the hub and suspension bearings. If abnormalities are found, the cause should be found in time and removed.

3. The parts of the new container chassis are in the running state within the first 300 kilometers. During this period, the weight of the container semi trailer should not exceed 80% of the rated load, and it is not suitable to drive on the muddy road.

4. For the use and maintenance of diesel engines and high-pressure oil pumps, please refer to the instruction manual of the accessory parts.

5. After the new container semi trailer travels 300-500 kilometers, all bolts and nuts should be tightened once.

6. After the container chassis for sale near me has been in use for 6 months, a comprehensive inspection will be conducted every 12 months to ensure the performance of the vehicle (including maintenance at the 6th month).