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Container chassis specs to consider:
Size beam: 12” is the common heavy weight beam. However, the same 12” tall beam can come in a 15lb/liner foot density, or a 19lb/linear foot. Some older 20’ chassis even come in an 8” beam with 19lb/linear foot beam. In the USA the intermodal rail chassis typically comes with the lightweight 15lb/linear foot beam. The shipping line chassis typically come with 19lb/linear foot beam.
# of axles: The most common container chassis axle in the USA is the Dayton 5 spoke axle. Usually matched with a 1000-20 tube tire. The rail intermodal chassis typically come with 22.5 radial tires on 10 HOLE BUDD Stud Piloted (inner/outer nut) or 10HOLE Hub Piloted (modern single nut). The majority of chassis in the USA are tandem axle. The other popular styles are: tri axle and spread axle.
Suspension: The majority of tandem axle container chassis in the USA are spring ride with a GVWR of 67,200lbs. The tri axle spring ride have a GVWR of 80,000lbs. Some air rides do exist, but maintain same GVWR. The tri axle and spread axle are designed to meet specific USA bridge law requirements. The cargo weight on a chassis is well distributed over the king pin (trucks axles) and the rear axles. So extra axles or spread axle is designed to meet bridge law requirements, not because the chassis needs it.
# of twist locks: The basic container chassis has 4x twit locks. So it will meet the locking requirements of whichever container it was designed to handle. Specialty chassis accommodating various container size combinations are designed to give the transporter options. As a result you will find the following twist lock (pin) combinations: 4 pin, 6pin, 8 pin, and 12 pin.
Type of flexibility your operation requires: What size containers do you move the most? Can you get by with a chassis that handles 1 size, or do you need a combo or extendable capable of handling 2 or more size containers?
Setting a Budget:
The price range for used container chassis is based on year of manufacture, make, type and general condition. Everyone wants to get the best equipment for the lowest price, but setting a budget helps define what we can offer.
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