Used Drop Deck Trailers For Sale

ITAG Equipment has always carried a wide selection of drop deck trailers or as some refer to them as step deck trailers. They are both the same just two different names for the same trailer depending on where you are from or what you normally call the trailer.

If we wanted to get a bit more technical could break the trailer down into two categories. A single drop deck trailer and a double drop deck trailer. A single drop deck trailer typically has about 24 inches of drop from the top deck to the bottom deck. A double drop deck trailer as well as one might imagine, has double the drop distance from the top deck to the bottom deck. Most single drop deck trailers have 10ft top decks and 38ft or 43ft bottom deck space depending on the length of the trailer.

These trailers come in two sizes. In total length, a 48ft or 53ft long are the two most common sizes. Some manufacturers make oddball sizes like a 50 or 51 or 52ft trailer. Doonan usually carries some of these different size drop deck trailers. Rarely but at times you can find some 45ft trailers on the market, but most of the time they come in 48ft or 53ft length size. The standard width across the board is at 102inches wide. When measuring the width of a drop deck trailer, you go from outside of side rail or as some call it a rub rail to the other side. So outside to outside measurement from side rail to side rail are how you measure the trailer. If you measure from outside of deck space to the opposite outside of deck space, it’ll hit right at 96 inches, but that’s not how these trailers are measured unless the trailer does not have a side rail. Kingpin setting on these trailers is at times set in funky positions. Commonly they measure about 18 inches deep.

Starting from the front of the trailer to the center of the kingpin is how you measure the distance. If you have a short top deck length, then this measurement could be important depending on what kind of semi truck you have and where the fifth wheel is positioned on the tractor truck. If the king pin setting is too deep and the top deck is short, and your fifth wheel isn’t set back far enough or is not able to slide back then you could hook up to a trailer that won’t work with your 18 wheeler truck. You may have to figure out how to get your fifth wheel to slide back. Even after moving the fifth wheel around it could throw off your weight distribution and render the semi truck and trailer combination useless for hire operations without some major custom fabrication that could be costly. Drop Deck or Step Deck Trailers are considered to be highly versatile trailers as they can be used to carry vehicles, heavy equipment, construction equipment, paving equipment, piping, cars, vans, military vehicles, and more. Drop deck trailers can be outfitted with beaver tail and ramps on the back for ease of loading as well as aluminum ramp kits that are installed on the side of the trailer. The aluminum ramp kits can also double as load levelers to enable the truck driver to be able to use the trailer like a flatbed or flat deck trailer. The height of the bottom deck on the step deck trailer allows for taller loads to be able to be hauled on the trailer than what can be done on a flatbed.

Trucking can be a game of pounds and inches with a constant need to be able to be as low and light as possible to avoid having to obtain overweight or over height permits which can be costly depending on the distance traveled. Drop deck trailers come standard with two different types of flooring. Either wood floor or aluminum flooring. Steel, rubber or other flooring types can be installed on drop deck trailers as well, but wood or aluminum are the two most common. Cross-members are the steel or aluminum construction i-beams that run horizontally down the trailer from left to right or right to left whichever way you choose to look at it. Aluminum cross-members are better for making the trailer lighter and have less corrosion risk that steel cross-members typically carry. There could be a case made for durability or strength between the two metal materials used, but aluminum is being widely used across the marketplace from passenger vehicles to trailers and has a lot of advantages from weight to less prone to rust to others. ITAG has refurbished and seen many used drop deck trailers over the years, and if we were truckers in another life, we would prefer to have aluminum cross-members on all of our trailers. Main beams on drop deck trailers are made of steel or aluminum. Most all trailer manufacturers make all aluminum or combination style trailers.

Steel and wood step deck trailers are the heaviest and all aluminum or trailers with more aluminum construction tend to be lighter. Double Drop Deck Trailers are in the same family as single drop deck trailers but look a lot like lowboy trailers and are confused as lowboy trailers a lot of times. Double drop deck trailers can have a stiff neck or a removable neck. Double drop deck trailers will have a loadable top deck and bottom deck. Lowboy trailers do not have loadable top decks. Double drop deck trailers can be rated by capacity as well such as 35 ton or 40 ton. There are many variations to choose from depending on the application the trailer is being used. Should you have any questions on what you need for what you are hauling or using the trailer for please let us know and will help you as much as we can.

Year
Price
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2009 Doonan 50ft Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Sliding Axle, 10ft Top Deck
$19,990 USD
2009 Doonan 50ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Sliding Axle, Air Ride Suspension, 10ft Top Deck, 40ft Bottom Deck, (10) Winches, Chain Pop-ups, Steel...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10332742
2016 Doonan Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Toolbox
$26,990 USD
2016 Doonan Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Toolbox, Winches, Aluminum Wheels, **Equipment on Trailer not Included in Sale**, *Doorstep...
Rear Axle Tandem
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10332594
1988 Dorsey 45x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Tandem Axle
$11,990 USD
1988 Dorsey 45x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Winches, Aluminum Wheels, **Equipment on Unit not Included in Sale**,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 45 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10331922
2018 Dorsey 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle, 10ft Top Deck
$23,990 USD
2018 Dorsey 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, 10ft Top Deck, Sliding Winches, 22.5 Tires, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10328377
2008 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolboxes
$19,990 USD
2008 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, (2) Toolboxes, 11ft Top Deck, 37ft Bottom Deck, Aluminum Wheels, All Trailers 10+...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10328373
2015 Overbilt 50ft Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, 42ft Bottom Deck, Tandem Axle, Toolboxes
$10,990 USD
2015 Overbilt 50x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, 42ft Bottom Deck, 8ft Top Deck, 36 inch Deck Height, Ramps, (3) Toolboxes, Sliding...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 50 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10325497
2020 Doonan 50.5x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Wood Floor, Rear Sliding Axle, Cal Legal, Toolboxes, Weight Scale, Load Levelers, Container Locks
$42,990 USD
2020 Doonan Chaparral II 50.5x102 Drop Deck Trailer Aluminum Frame with a Steel Neck Top Portion, Aluminum Side Rails, Aluminum Cross-members, Wood Floor, 12inch Centers,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 50.5 x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Capacity 80,000 Frame Rating
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
Stock Number Specials
MLS Number 10325362
2017 Reitnouer 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - All Aluminum, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Ramps, Toolbox
$41,990 USD
2017Reitnouer 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Ramps, (4) Toolboxes, Winches, 22.5 Tires, Aluminum Wheels...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10324987
2013 Transcraft 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Tri-Axle, Axle Lift, Ramps
$32,990 USD
2013 Transcraft 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Tri-Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Axle Lift, 16ft Ramps, (17) Winches, (18) Chain Pop-ups,...
Rear Axle Tri
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10324975
2012 Kaufman 45ft Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Tri-Axle, Hydraulic Ramps
$12,990 USD
2012 Kaufman 45ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tri-Axle, Hydraulic Ramps, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or less price are...
Rear Axle Tri
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10324969
2013 Wilson 53ft Drop Deck Trailer - All Aluminum, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Chain Pop-ups
$33,990 USD
2013 Wilson 53ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Winches, Chain Pop-ups, 89,000 GVWR, Winches, 245/70R17.5...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10317160
2009 Trail King 53ft Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle
$22,990 USD
2009 Trail King 53ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Winches, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10317156
2006 Trail King TK70HT-442 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, 10K Hydraulic Winch, Beavertail & Ramps, Toolbox
$32,990 USD
2006 Trail King TK70HT-442 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Beavertail Ramps, 10K Hydraulic Winch, Ram To Top Deck,...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10317125
2014 East 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - All Aluminum, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$33,990 USD
2014 East 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Toolboxes, Bulkhead, Winches, Aluminum Wheels, *Doorstep...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10317109
2017 Reitnouer 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - All Aluminum, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Toolbox, Big Bubba
$35,990 USD
2017 Reitnouer 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle Air Ride Suspension Toolbox, 100,000 GVWR, Big Bubba Tire Inflation System,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10317060
1991 Lufkin 53ft Drop Deck Trailer - Steel Floor, Tri-Axle
$17,990 USD
1991 Lufkin 53ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Steel Floor, Tri-Axle, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or less price are not sold as over the...
Rear Axle Tri
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10317044
1997 Trail King 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$16,990 USD
1997 Trail King 48ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Rear Axle Dump, Toolbox, Winches, Aluminum Wheels, All...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10316985
2001 Doonan 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Tri-Axle, 10ft Top Deck, 38ft Bottom Deck
$14,990 USD
2001 Doonan 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tri-Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Winches, 17.5 Tires, 22.5 Tires, Aluminum Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years...
Rear Axle Tri
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10315675
2005 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle
$14,990 USD
2005 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Winches, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10315635
2018 Reitnouer 53ft Drop Deck Trailer - All Aluminum, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Ramps, Load Levelers, Toolboxes
$38,990 USD
2018 Reitnouer 53ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Ramps, Load Levelers, Winches, (2) Toolboxes, 22.5 Tires,...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10315590
2018 Doonan 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle
$25,990 USD
2018 Doonan 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Sliding Winches, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10314592
2007 Viking Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Ramps
$20,990 USD
2007 Viking Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Spring Ride Suspension, Ramps, D-Rings, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Spring
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10314586
1999 UTILITY 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$12,990 USD
1999 Utility 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Toolbox, Winches, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10313825
2004 Transcraft 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$16,990 USD
2004 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, 11ft Top Deck, 37ft Bottom Deck, Toolbox, Winches, Aluminum...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10313736
2014 Great Dane 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$16,990 USD
2014 Great Dane 48ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox, Winches, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or...
Rear Axle Tandem
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10313681
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