02 Jul 3 Things To Look For When Selecting Chassis
When it comes to chassis, there is a considerable number of factors you need to take into account. Should I rent my chassis, or purchase my own? Either way, how do I go about choosing a distributor? What is the best size to use for the products that need transporting?
In this post, we’ll briefly discuss some of the qualities to consider when selecting chassis. Besides offering truck body repairs in Philadelphia County, Anjer Inc. is a distributor of Cheetah Chassis and provides expandable container chassis that change to the means and proportions of the load. Continue below for ideas on what to consider when choosing your chassis:
1) Purpose. Before anything else, think about what exactly it is you need to transport. While container chassis can carry all sorts of loads, there are also generator chassis that are specifically designed for generators, as well tank chassis that, with their characteristic lower deck height and greater length, are ideal for transporting ISO and bulk liquid containers. Some products, such as flat or coiled steel, are best transported on flatbed trailers.
2) Features. Once you’ve settled on a chassis model, you should think about some of the more particular features you might need. What length do you need? Do you want a chassis that is lightweight, or more heavy-duty? Do you need a trailer with a gooseneck for high-cube containers? Could you use something expandable or extendable? You may even need Canadian chassis that are applicable to operation in Canada.
3) Number of axles. By federal law, the weight limit on any single axle is 20,000 lbs., with any two adjacent axles closer than 96” having a weight limit of 34,000 lbs. While there are also other factors in calculating how much weight a chassis can bear, make sure to estimate the maximum weight you will be transporting before determining the number of axles you want. Also remember that gross weight and axle weights can be higher in some states despite the federal rule, due to previous standards getting grandfathered in.
If you have any questions about Anjer Inc.’s selections for expandable chassis, or if you’re looking to buy new trailers in Philadelphia County, contact Anjer Inc. by calling us today at 800-598-3981.