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Drop Side Deck

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.

Electronic Backup Alarm

Electronic Backup Alarm The Electronic Backup Alarm is mounted at the rear of the lowboy and comes with a separate wiring harness to work with a tractor's reverse gear.

Fifth Wheel Height

Fifth Wheel Height The Fifth Wheel Height is the distance from the ground to the bottom of gooseneck at the fifth wheel plate. This height is designed to match the tractor's Fifth Wheel Height. When the Fifth Wheel Height is not the same as the tractor, the lowbed trailer will not ride level and the weight may not be properly distributed across the axles.

Flag Holders

Flag Holders Flag Holders are a steel tube sized to hold safety flags could be added to the front or rear corners of the trailer deck.

Flip Axle

Flip Axle The Flip Axle is a complete axle assembly frame attached to the rear frame by hinge plates and pins. The Flip Axle is used when the trailer's axle loading exceeds the gross weight that a given state will allow on each axle. Otherwise, the Flip Axle can be flipped up onto the rear frame, or removed, to reduce the number of axles. All ROGERS removable axles are on air ride suspensions. The Flip Axle connects to the trailer's leveling valve if the flip axle is to be used with an air ride trailer; or comes with a hand control valve if the flip axle is used on a trailer with a mechanical suspension.

Flush Hinges

Flush Hinges Flush Hinges describes the option where the top hinges for a removable axle assembly are mounted below the top surface of the rear frame of the trailer and removable axle. Ordinarily the hinge plates are welded to the top of the trailer rear frame and removable axle frame.

Front Folding Ramps

Front Folding Ramps Front Folding Ramps are used to facilitate loading a wide variety of equipment on to the deck of ROGERS detachable gooseneck trailers. Front Folding Ramps are available in a variety of styles and are attached to the front slope on each side of the Croucher® platform deck.

Full-Width Gooseneck

Full-Width Gooseneck The Full-Width Gooseneck is a small platform deck constructed to the top of a ROGERS Ultima Series detachable gooseneck. This option provides additional storage area on top of the trailer's gooseneck.

Gentle Riser

Gentle Riser The exclusive ROGERS Gentle Riser is a deck style that features a gradual incline from the trailer's platform deck to the rear frame. The incline angle from the deck to rear frame on the Gentle Riser is 16° to 20°, as compared with other platform deck trailers that have an incline of over 30°. This is especially useful for paving contractors, allowing the hauling of multiple machines at a time. the Gentle Riser is available for both Ultima (35 to 65 tons capacity) and CobraNeck (50 to 65 tons capacity) Series detachable gooseneck trailers.

Gooseneck Extender

Gooseneck Extender A Gooseneck Extender (sometimes called a "Flip Box") is an accessory that is used to add length to the swing clearance of a gooseneck. The most common use for a gooseneck extender is to allow a trailer to connect to a jeep dolly, but one can also be used to add swing clearance to a gooseneck for use with a tractor with a longer frame. When not is use, the Gooseneck Extender can be flipped over onto the top of the gooseneck or removed completely.


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