Camex lowboy trailers are a type of flatbed trailer in which the load deck is as close to the ground as possible. It is most commonly used to haul heavy equipment. 16 and 24 wheel lowboys are designed to handle heavier loads. Tri-Axle and Tandem axle lowboys are available for hauling lighter freight.
Fixed-neck lowboy trailers feature a neck that is fixed to the trailer. It offers the lightest weight for more payload, but sacrifices the ability to detach and load over the front of the trailer. Fixed rear ramps allow heavy equipment to be driven onto the back of the trailer. Jeeps and boosters can be added to increase load capacity or satisfy road regulations.
Hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HRGN) lowboys are the fastest and easiest to detach, at the expense of weight and deck length. It is the most common and versatile of lowboy trailers – by removing the neck, a large piece of equipment can be driven over the front onto the deck of the trailer for transport. The hydraulics can be run from the truck auxiliary or from a pony motor mounted in the neck of the trailer. Mechanically detachable gooseneck (RGN) lowboys, while usually lighter than the hydraulic detachable goosenecks, sacrifice ease and speed of detaching. They are used primarily for long specialty hauls.
Camex tilt deck trailers or sliding axle trailers are most commonly used in the recovery business to haul broken down (inoperable) vehicles. They are available with a motor to tilt the deck and drive the winch line as a self-contained unit or operate off the truck hydraulics.