Removable Gooseneck Trailer
Removable Gooseneck Trailers are commonly found on flatbed trailers called Lowboys (or Low-Loaders or Low-bed). A removable gooseneck hitch is detachable allowing for swapping rigs.
There are multiple types of detachable goosenecks including ones with hydraulic lifters called Hydraulic RGNs or HRGNs as well as your standard Mechanical RGN (or MRGNs) which are not as heavy as hydraulic lifters. MRGNs are usually preferred on longer trips since here isn’t a lot of detaching and are ideal for heavy hauls since they are lighter there is less overall weight on the trailer’s frame and tires and less weight means less drag and less fuel expense, increased breaking time and more.
Most standard RGN Trailers are used for transporting heavy Haul Equipment, Machinery or large vehicles. This type of trailer will range from 48’ to 53’ in length. Here are some stats on RGNs:
Maximum RGN Hauling Capacity:
This can easily exceed 150,000 lbs
Maximum (legal) Freight Hauling Dimensions:
Front Deck: 10’ 7” Long x 8’ 5” Wide (102”) x High 8’ 5” (102”)
Main Deck or well is typically 30’ Long x 8’5” Wide x 11’8” (102”) High (142”) with a Main Deck ground clearance of 15” to 24”
Rear Deck: 9’ Long x 8’ 5” Wide (102”) x 10’ High (120”) and can expand to 13’6” Long
West Coast Carriers offers many sizes, types and variations of Removable Gooseneck Flatbed Trailers from Hydraulic RGNs to Mechanical (MRGNs) to Mechanical Folding (MFGNs) with a variety of low-boy trailer dimensions. We’ve got the perfect trailer for your freight. Give us a call today for more information.