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
1-25 of 147
1996 Aztec 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension
$10,990 USD
1996 Aztec 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Air Ride Suspension, Spread Axle, Top Deck 10 1/2ft, Bottom Deck 37 1/2ft, Steel Wheels, All Trailers...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10200123
1996 Wilson 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolboxes
$25,990 USD
1996 Wilson 48ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolboxes, Dunnage Rack, Winches, 255/70R22.5, Aluminum Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years...
Rear Axle Tandem
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10209420
1999 Fontaine 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle
$12,990 USD
1999 Fontaine 48ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Sliding Winches, Aluminum Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207088
2016 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Aluminum Ramp Kit
$28,990 USD
2016 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame -Xtreme Beam, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox, Winches, Aluminum Ramp Kit, California Legal, Onboard Weight...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Capacity 80,000 lbs evenly distributed in 53ft
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 9832519
1982 Aztec 40x96 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Hydraulic Ramps, Self Contained, Wet Kit
$18,990 USD
1982 Aztec 40x96 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spring Ride, Self Contained, Diesel Powered Hydraulic System, 10ft Top Deck, 30ft Lower Deck, Bulkhead,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 40 ft. x 96 in.
Suspension Spring
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 9741114
2004 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle
$15,990 USD
2004 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolboxes, Aluminum Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or less price are...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10155477
2007 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle
$19,990 USD
2007 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207214
1996 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Tandem Axle
$15,990 USD
1996 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Fixed Winches, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or less price...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207186
1996 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Beavertail & Ramps, Tandem Axle
$21,990 USD
1996 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Beavertail Ramps, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207149
2020 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, 38ft Bottom Deck, 10ft Top Deck
$31,990 USD
2020 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, 10ft Top Deck, 38ft Bottom Deck, GVWR 80,000, 255/70R22.5,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207113
2005 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle
$13,990 USD
2005 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, California Legal, 255/70R22.5 Tires, Aluminum Wheels, All...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207080
1998 Manac 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer -  Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Toolboxes
$6,990 USD
1998 Manac 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Top Deck 10ft, Bottom Deck 38ft, GVWR 74,000, Toolboxes, Winches,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10207071
2007 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle
$13,990 USD
2007 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, 255/70R22.5, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10190993
2007 Trail King 51x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Tri-Axle, Rear Lift Axle
$24,990 USD
2007 Trail King 51x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Tri-Axle, Rear Axle Lift, Air Ride Suspension, 10ft Top Deck, 41ft Lower Deck, 16ft Aluminum...
Rear Axle Tri
L x W 51 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 9985565
2007 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle Toolbox
$18,990 USD
2007 Fontaine 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Air Lift Axle, (18) Sliding Winches, (2) Toolboxes, Ramps on...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10206381
2013 Benson 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - All Aluminum, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Toolbox
$29,990 USD
2013 Benson 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Aluminum Frame, Aluminum Floor, Sliding Axle, Air Ride Suspension, (2) Toolboxes, Sliding Winches, 17.5 Tires, GVWR 73,000,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10168491
2002 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Tandem Axle
$14,990 USD
2002 Fontaine 53x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Tandem Axle, Spring Ride Suspension, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 53 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Spring
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10200403
2006 Wilson 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$11,990 USD
2006 Wilson 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, 11ft Top Deck, 37ft Bottom Deck, Bulkhead, Chain Pop-ups, Coil...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10200373
Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle
$16,990 USD
2000 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, Chain Pop-ups, Aluminum Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10200372
2009 Wilson 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox, Dump Valve
$20,990 USD
2009 Wilson 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Air Ride Suspension, Spread Axle, 11ft Top Deck, 37ft Bottom Deck, Pop Up Chains, Dump Valve, 8ft...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10200227
2012 Utility 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle
$16,990 USD
2012 Utility 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum 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 10196506
1987 Wilson 43x96 Drop Deck Trailer - Steel Floor, Tandem Axle, Hydraulic Tail
$24,990 USD
1987 Wilson 43x96 Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Steel Floor, Tandem Axle, Hydraulic Tail, Steel Wheels, All Trailers 10+ years in age or around the 10K or less price...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 43 ft. x 96 in.
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10197265
1997 Fontaine 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle
$9,990 USD
1997 Fontaine 48ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Wood Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, 255/7022.5 Tires, Steel Wheels, **Equipment on Trailer not Included**,...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10195845
2002 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer - Wood Floor, Spread Axle, 17.5 Tires, Ramps
$13,990 USD
2002 Transcraft 48x102 Drop Deck Trailer Steel Frame Wood Floor Spread Axle Air Ride Suspension 17.5 Tires, Steel Wheels, 2 Steel Ramps Included, New Tires put on then...
Rear Axle Tandem
L x W 48 ft. x 102 in.
Suspension Air Ride
Location Fort Worth, Texas, US
Stock Number Specials
MLS Number 10134437
2017 Manac 48ft Drop Deck Trailer - Combo, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Toolbox
$29,990 USD
2017 Manac 48ft Drop Deck Trailer, , Steel Frame, Aluminum Floor, Spread Axle, Air Ride Suspension, (2) Toolboxes, Sliding Winches, 255/70R22.5, Aluminum Wheels,...
Rear Axle Tandem
Suspension Air Ride
Location Online Wholesale Deal, Texas, US
MLS Number 10196504
SPECIALS