Flatracks [German version]


Description
Figures
Dimensions/weights
Use





Description


Flatracks consist of a floor structure with a high loading capacity composed of a steel frame and a softwood floor and two end walls, which may either be fixed or collapsible. The end walls are stable enough to allow cargo securing means to be attached and several flatracks to be stacked on top of one another. Flatracks are available in 20' and 40' sizes.

A number of lashing rings, to which the cargo may be secured, are installed in the side rails, the corner posts and the floor. The lashing rings may take loads of up to 2000 kg in the case of 20' flatracks or up to 4000 kg in the case of 40' flatracks.

Some types of 20' flatracks have forklift pockets.

40' flatracks have gooseneck tunnels at each end. In addition, they are sometimes equipped with lashing winches with 2 metric ton lashing belts.

For transport of certain cargoes, flatracks may be provided with stanchions.


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Figures

Drawing, 20' flatrack

Figure 1
Drawing, 40' flatrack

Figure 2
Drawing, 40' flatrack

Figure 3
Drawing, 40' high-cube flatrack

Figure 4



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Dimensions/weights


The following are some of the most important details relating to flatracks. The data was taken from Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg [68].


Flatrack: steel frame with fixed end walls and softwood floor, 20' long and 8'6" high
Internal dimensions Weights
Floor length

[mm]
Length between corner posts

[mm]
Floor width

[mm]
Width between stanchions

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Height
of
floor

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare
weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
5980 5698 2230 2245 2255 336 24000 2500 21500
5962 5672 2242 2242 2261 330 30000 2200 27800


Flatrack: steel frame with collapsible end walls and softwood floor, 20' long and 8'6" high
Internal dimensions Weights
Floor length

[mm]
Length between corner posts

[mm]
Floor width

[mm]
Width between stanchions

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Height
of
floor

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare
weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
5950 5675 2428 2213 2270 316 33000 2600 30150


Flatrack/Platform: steel frame with flushfolding end walls and softwood floor, 20' long and 8'6" high
Internal dimensions Weights
Floor length

[mm]
Length between corner posts

[mm]
Floor width

[mm]
Width between stanchions

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Height
of
floor

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare
weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
6038 5638 2208 2438 2235 370 30480 2520 27960
6038 5612 2210 2438 2213 370 34000 2740 31260


Flatrack: steel frame with fixed end walls and softwood floor, 40' long and 8'6" high
Internal dimensions Weights
Floor length

[mm]
Length between corner posts

[mm]
Floor width

[mm]
Width between stanchions

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Height
of
floor

[mm]
Max. gross wt.

[kg]
Tare weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
12010 11832 2228 2228 1981 610 45000 4200 40800
12086 11826 2224 2224 1981 610 45000 4200 40800
12010 11826 2244 2204 1981 610 45000 4200 40800


High-cube flatrack: steel frame with collapsible flushfolding end walls, 40' long and 9'6" high; can be converted to a platform
Internal dimensions Weights
Floor length

[mm]
Length between corner posts

[mm]
Floor width

[mm]
Width between stanchions

[mm]
Height

[mm]
Height
of
floor

[mm]
Maximum
weight

[kg]
Tare
weight

[kg]
Max. payload

[kg]
12060 11660 2365 2200 2245 648 45000 5700 39300
12060 11660 2365 2200 2245 648 45000 5950 39050


The maximum payload may be used only if the load is distributed evenly over the floor structure. However, if the weight of the cargo is applied to only a small proportion of the floor, it must be distributed and the manufacturer of the flatracks may have to be consulted on safety issues.


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Use


Flatracks are mainly used to transport heavy-lifts and overheight or overwidth cargoes.


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