What is a chassis for a container?

What is a chassis for a container?

A chassis is a special trailer or undercarriage used to transport ocean containers over the road. A chassis will be necessary for a shipment traveling by truck and will incur a chassis fee. Generally, a tri-axle chassis is required for a 20′ container above 36,000 lbs, or a 40′ container above 44,000 lbs.

Who makes container chassis?

PRATT is known as the leading supplier of tank chassis over any other manufacturer in the intermodal industry. Over forty-five major bulk carriers and shippers utilize PRATT’s ISO tank chassis. The PRATT drop frame chassis are designed for low deck heights and higher stability.

What is the height of a container chassis?


Electrical System 12 volt, 7-way split pin receptacle plug; modular wiring harness
Overall Length 23′ 5 in
Overall Width 96 in
Maximum Rear Height 50 1/2 in

What is difference between chassis and frame?

A chassis is the skeletal framework of a vehicle on which most of the mechanical parts like tires, axle assemblies, steering, brakes, and the engine are fastened. A vehicle frame, on the other hand, is the main structure of the chassis. All the other components, including the chassis, are fastened to the frame.

How much does a 40 container chassis weight?

40 Foot Straight Frame Container Chassis

40 Foot Straight Frame Chassis Specifications:
Tare Weight: 6,600 lbs
Main Rails: Two hot rolled structural steel, ASTM-A572 Grade 50 “I” beams. Wide flange 12” in depth 19 lbs/ft.
Landing Gear: Two-speed mechanism and square leg tubing with 10” x 10” low profile sand shoes

How tall is a container chassis?

What is the maximum weight a 40 ft container can carry?

67,200 lb.
Based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) the maximum weight for a standard loaded 40-ft container should be 67,200 lb.

What is a drop deck chassis?

The spread axle tank chassis or spread axle drop deck chassis is a less angled neck design with a tapered end. This leads to lighter tare weights normally about 7,690 lbs. This design is ideal for custom tank fabrications.

How big is a 45 foot ISO container?

The 45 foot ISO container is handled with chassis in the extended position. Overall lengths are: 40 foot 6 inches and 45 foot 6 inches respectively. Sliding movement via telescopic action of main frame behind landing gear and locking pins ensure positive engagement.

How big is a 40’extendable truck chassis?

40′ – 45′ Extendable Chassis Overall length 45’6″Overall Width 8’Carrying capacity (container size) 40’ or 45’ marine containerCarrying capacity (weight rating) 58,200 lbs. Tare Weight 6,900 lbs. Number of axles 2Number of tires 8

What can I do with a 45 ft container?

Our in-house fabrication shop can modify 45′ containers to fit your needs. Some of our mod services include custom doors and windows, shelving and even full restroom mods. Suitable for the huge jobs, this container provides strength for large capacities.

How big is a 20’triaxle truck chassis?

Specialized Equipment. 20’ TriAxle Chassis. Overall length 33′ Overall Width 8′ Carrying capacity (container size) 20′ marine container Carrying capacity (weight rating) 65,000 lbs.