Double Drop Deck Trailers | Lowboys

Double Drop Deck Trailer

Double Drop Deck Trailers (Lowboys)

A type of Flatbed Trailer, Double Drop Deck Trailers (Lowboys) feature three deck levels. The center deck, or well, is lower. Because of the lower deck, taller loads (up to 12′ high) can be legally transported.

Also Known As

  • Double Drop Flatbed
  • Lowboy
  • Double Drop Lowboy

Trailer Characteristics

Common Freight

  • Used for the transportation of oversized freight. Freight that overhangs the sides of the trailer may may require a permit in some states.


  • Overall Length: 48′
    • Center Deck (Well/Platform): 26′ – 30′
    • Front/Rear Decks: 8′ – 10′
  • Overall Width: 8’6″ (102″)
  • Overall Height: 18″ – 24″


  • Maximum Payload Weight: 42,000 lbs

Loading and Unloading

  • Commonly loaded from the sides or from above using a crane.


  • Because the deck is not enclosed, tarps and straps are commonly used on standard Double Drop Deck Trailers to protect and secure freight.

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