Drop Side Deck
The Drop Side Deck, sometimes called a "raised center deck," is constructed with shallower cross beams set to the lower flange of the main beams to provide the lowest deck height possible. Machines loaded onto a Drop Side Deck must be able to straddle the main beams in the center of the deck. A typical Drop Side Deck has 6" to 8" lower deck height than a similar Platform Deck. Deck plate is used as the loading surface on this style trailer. Wood can be used in place of deck plate, but this will increase the deck height.