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Go Heavy Trailer provides a wide series of conventional trailer (folding goose neck trailer) to clients. Which is for road transportation.
Folding goose neck 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.
The function of folding is realized by hydraulic cylinders and connecting bars which deployed inside the gooseneck. Connecting bars connect parts of the gooseneck and trailer body in an articulated (hinged) way.
Mechanical folding goose neck lowbed 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 goose neck 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.
Compare to the RGN removable gooseneck trailer, folding gooseneck trailer can increase efficiency of your transport fleet, because when prime mover(tractor) finished one job, it can be detached from the trailer and go for another transport job. And the operator can load and unload cargo simultaneously without presence of the prime mover.