R B browns takes pride in the quality of our equipment, and the way your products are carried. Our fleet can load a variety of product legally weighing up to 49,000 pounds to meet your customer’s needs. Laminated beams and pipe measuring 68 feet and over are handled with proper permits and other safety precautions so the load can be transported to the final destination safely. Additionally, over-length product, over dimensional machines and steel products can be hauled on our step decks, and some specially equipped flat beds.
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Types of Equipment

Chip Trailer

Chip Trailer
Chip trailers are lightweight enclosed trailers that are designed to haul wood chips, bark, sawdust, shavings and dirt. Standard trailer lengths are 48FT and 53FT, with 3 or 4 axles. Our company has a variety of these types. Each trailer has a tarp over the top that rolls out to cover the product from blowing out while driving down the road. Both trailer lengths are equipped with air scales for accurate reading when loading. The doors on at the back of the trailer is made to lift open, which is only used when delivering to a mill that will take the trailer and dump the product out of the back. One added feature on the 53FT trailer is that it has a drop axle in the front and back to allow maximum weight when hauling products. Trailers are attached to our single cab’s for daily local work, however we do use our chip trucks and trailers further than our surrounding areas.

Curtain Van

Curtain Van
Curtain vans are similar to vans. They are a flat bed with a stationary head board at the front, and have doors that swing open in the back. The top of the curtain is held up by poles that can be removed; the poles also have extenders that push the curtains out further for loads that need that extra space to fit. Attached with rollers at the top of the curtains, the black vertical tarps can be pulled to the front or rear of the deck allowing the poles to be taken out so product can be put in.

Flat Bed

FlatbedOur most common trailer is the flat bed. They can haul just about anything, and are equipped with tarps for loads needing to be protected. Permits can help if the load is too wide, or high, and allows the load to be safely moved according to safety requirements in each state.

Step Deck

Step Deck
A step deck is simply a flat bed, with part of the deck lowered, allowing loads as high as 10 feet 6 inches to be loaded onto the truck. A standard step deck has 10 feet at the front of the deck at normal height. The rest of the deck is split 2 feet lower, which makes an appearance of a step towards the front of the deck; where the name comes from.

Roll Top

Roll tops are in many respects just like curtain vans. In fact, a roll top is often mistaken for a curtain van. The difference in the two is noticeable once you know the differences. A roll top is like an accordian, and can be pushed and pulled over the deck of the truck. Similar to the curtain van, the front head board is stationary, but the back does not have doors. The tarps are held up by upside down u shaped metal pieces that are stretched over the length of the trailer. Where the tarps meet the deck, rollers are attached. Once you unlock the pin, it allows the roll tarp to be pushed or pulled over the entire flat bed. These types of trailers are convenient for loads requiring flat bed conditions; such as crane offloads, and tarping.

Walking Floor Trailer

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Walking floor trailers are similar to chip trailers, which have a roll out tarp to cover the top. However they have a flat bottom that is ran off of a hydraulic system, unlike the regular chip trailers. The bottom floor in these trailers are controlled by the hydraulic system, which moves the panels in the trailer back and forth. This process ends up pushing the commodity inside the trailer toward the back, where the door is open, allowing the product to fall out onto the ground. These trailers primarily haul landscape materials, but can accommodate other items as well.