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Self-supporting chassis benefits

23 April, 2015

The main concerns of those who are dedicated to transportation are tare, economic profitability, optimizing our resources work. How to get transport as much product in the fewest possible journeys? Looking at Europe we realize that they use the self-supporting chassis vehicle for all types of semi trailers with resistant geometry bodies such as tankers or moving floors. A self-supporting moving floor has a capacity of about 4,1 m3 over the same moving floor with integral chassis. If it is something that benefits and enhances the ability of our vehicle, why in Spain we still betting more by the integral chassis?

It is a configuration not widespread among users, and with our working tools we do not want to risk. But we must also take into account the current situation in which we live, crisis situation that makes us constantly glued to a calculator and making numbers to get a minimum benefit. Why not appreciate and use what works in countries like Holland, France and Germany, if provide greater benefits? Know what exactly the self-supporting chassis vehicle is.

Self-supporting chassis vehicle is that in which the body is part of the vehicle itself and helps the transmission of forces between the undercarriage and the fifth wheel plate. In this type of vehicle the chassis reaches until the support leg and has a fifth wheel plate reinforced to communicate efforts.

Advantages of the unibody vehicle are directly related to the vehicle capacity. First, the semitrailer is more stable as its load is closer to the ground.


Second, by eliminating the front of the vehicle chassis will have more usable height of bodywork, which leads to get more volume. They are vehicles with the same fuel consumption; tire and operating costs are 4.5% more profitable. Each 21 trips of a moving floor with integral chassis the self-supporting chassis vehicle makes one free. This not only brings profitability but also allows us to save on pollution, being more efficient is greener.

For those who are used to working with integral chassis we can raise several questions, for example, if my vehicle will have the same resistance if we remove the front of the chassis. The clear answer is Yes, both tankers and moving floors have a structure that provides the same resistance would offer an integral chassis.

All this information can help us make a decision on the purchase of our next moving floor, or at least to consider the possibility, and we have found that the benefits are significant.