6-Axle Trailer Types

6 Axle TrailerStep Deck Stretch 6-Axle Trailer

6-axle trailers are specialized trailers that allow for long, tall, and heavy loads. The additional axles give the trailer more carrying capacity. The “stretch” part of the name refers to the elongated main deck, which allows for longer loads. These trailers have broad capabilities but sacrifice legal weight for these added benefits. They are used for overdimensional and heavy haul loads. These trailers are not all that common, so it is necessary to plan ahead for your shipment.

Step Deck Stretch 6-Axle Trailer Dimensions

Equipment Dimensions

Trailer Length 48′ to 65′
Upper Deck Length 8′- 11′
Lower Deck Length 37′ to 65′
Trailer Width 8’6″
Deck Height 3′ to 3’6″
Empty Weight 39,000 lbs

Commodity Dimensions

Length 37′ to 65′
Height 10′
Weight 41,000 lbs
Width 8’6″

Double Drop 6-Axle Trailer Dimensions

Double drop 6-axle trailers go even further than their step deck counterparts. These trailers have a shorter main deck than step deck trailers, but they make up for it with lower clearance off the ground. Because of their extra axles, these trailers still have significant carrying and length capacities. For this and other reasons, these trailers are often the right choice for overheight loads. However, their availability is only moderate, so make sure to plan ahead if you require one of these trailers. Many of these trailers also come with RGN capabilities, allowing loads to be driven on and off of the trailer.

Equipment Dimensions

Trailer Length 48′
Upper Deck Length 6′- 10′
Lower Deck Length 29′
Trailer Width 8’6″
Deck Height 18″ to 24″
Empty Weight 41,000 lbs

Commodity Dimensions

Height 11’8″ to 12′
Weight 39,000 lbs
Width 8’6″
Length 29′

Double Drop Stretch 6 Axle Dimensions

A double drop stretch 6-axle trailer is a specialized trailer that can haul heavy items with increased length requirements. They are moderately available, making them a trailer type that you need to plan ahead for when required. They are almost exclusively used to haul oversize and overweight loads. While these trailers can accommodate a broad range of load types, their availability means that they are typically reserved for loads that specifically require them. In addition, many have RGN capability, which allows for roll-on/roll-off of equipment.

Equipment Dimensions

Trailer Length – 48′ Upper Deck Length – 8′- 11′ Lower Deck Length – 29′ to 50′ Trailer Width – 8’6″ Deck Height – 18″ to 24″ Empty Weight – 45,000 lbs

Commodity Dimensions

Length – 29′ to 50′ Width – 8’6″ Height – 11’8″ to 12′ Weight – 35,000 lbs