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100t Folding Gooseneck Trailer for Sale in Nigeria

2021-12-07

What is folding gooseneck trailer?

Folding gooseneck trailer is a kind of front-loading trailer, different from the RGN trailer, you can load the trailer from the front of the lowbed trailer(could be flatbed trailer) but no need to dismantle the gooseneck from the trailer body. It is widely used for transporting construction machines no matter they are with tires of crawlers.

Lowbed trailer with a foldable neck makes you move construction machines easily even without crane’s lifting. When unhooking from the prime mover, the semi trailer’s neck could be folded to ground as a shallow slope for crawler crane and other machines to drive on. It is one of the popular front-loading trailers, another one is detachable gooseneck trailer.

Conventional lowboy trailer normally equipped with hydraulic ramps at the rear side of the trailer, which can help with the loading of the cargo machines. Because of the height of the trailer, the ramps are steep. If the cargo is too heavy, it would increase risks during loading by the hydraulic ramps.

To resolve above problems happened with rear loading method, we have two types of front-loading trailer to handle them.

The gooseneck is a design with a hydraulic folding structure. When the structure folded, it’s a gooseneck to connect the trailer with the prime mover. When it unfolded, it’s will touch the ground as a shallow slope for cargos loading. Compare to rear ramps, it’s shallow and stable, could effective solutions for cargo loading.

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Two types of folding gooseneck trailer

Mechanical folding gooseneck trailer

Mechanical 100t folding gooseneck trailer has a winch attached on the prime mover, there are shafts that have been fixed in the front part and the rear part of the gooseneck. Steel wires are connecting those shafts, by pulling and releasing the steel rope via the winch, can realize the folding and unfolding of the mechanical neck.

Because this type of gooseneck trailer always needs a winch on the tractor, so it replaced by hydraulic folding gooseneck trailer gradually.

Hydraulic folding gooseneck trailer

Hydraulic folding gooseneck lowboy trailer has hydraulic cylinders connecting trailer chassis and connecting rods in the neck. The number of cylinders can be 2 or 4 units.

After the neck folded or unfolded, we can use limited block(stop block) to lock the neck.

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Operations of hydraulic folding gooseneck trailer

When the neck is erected, using locking pins to lock the front part of the gooseneck and the trailer chassis. The semi-trailer is connected with the tractor. Lowering the cargo platform to touch the ground. Unhook the traction base with traction pin. Drive the tractor off the trailer. Control the hydraulic cylinders and take off the locking pins to unfold the neck on the ground. The unfolding gooseneck become a shallow slope for cargo loading. After the loading process, just reverse the above steps to fold the neck and connect the prime mover

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Features of folding gooseneck trailer

Change prime mover or trailer tires:

Before lowering the trailer body, put some crossties under the rear part of trailer’s chassis

Lower the trailer body, then the tires will be suspended, we may now change the tires easily

Using the same method, put some crossties under the front part of the trailer’s chassis, we can change the prime mover accordingly

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Adjust the height of the cargo platform

Lock the neck with the trailer, retract the hydraulic cylinder to lowering the height of the cargo platform, so the trailer can avoid obstacle overhead

Change the position of locking pins, extend the hydraulic cylinder to increase the height of the cargo platform, enable the trailer to pass through rough condition road.