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lowboy

[′lō‚bȯi]
(mechanical engineering)
A trailer with low ground clearance for hauling construction equipment.

lowboy

A type of trailer for hauling construction equipment, with reduced ground clearance that facilitates loading of machinery without an auxiliary ramp.
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By distributing the weight of the load, PHIL's Ultra-Class Lowboy Trailer is able to haul the larger loads safely.
While intended to work as a unified system, the HiVol Lowboy Trailer and VRT can operate independently of one another for added versatility.
Philippi-Hagenbuch custom-builds every HiVol Lowboy Trailer to fit an operation's exact needs and expectations.
In addition to its direct interfacing capabilities when paired with the HiVol Lowboy Trailer, it can be used on its own as a towing device with the ability to tow inoperable off-highway haul trucks weighing up to 400 tons to the shop for repairs or to any desired location within an off-highway environment.
Thus, it was decided that the best option was to use the M870 lowboy trailers to form a bridge into Iraq.
Four lowboy trailers were placed to ensure that there would be enough room for traffic to cross.
The company's line of TowHaul products ranges from front-loading lowboy trailers capable of handling dozers, drills, and shovels up to 1,100 tons operating weight; to a hydraulic gooseneck assembly that can function as a lowboy trailer hitch or a tow hook for disabled haul trucks, when attached to a suitable prime mover.
By distributing the weight of the load, PHIL's UltraClass Lowboy Trailer is able to haul the larger loads safely.