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Lifting Decks

Lifting Deck Trailers

Lifting Decks

No company has more expertise in the specialist design and build of hydraulic Lifting Deck trailers than Don-Bur.

Their experience extends back since the 1980's and their Lifting Decks now dominate the major fleets. Don-Bur consistently produces what is arguably the best and most cost effective hydraulic system technology in the industry.

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Lifting Deck Trailer


Whatever your needs, Don-Bur can engineer a solution to meet your operational and budgetary needs.

  • Heavy duty construction
  • Straight | Step-frame
  • Industry-leading 52 UK pallet capacity
  • Tail-lifts to suit requirements

What Are Lifting Decks?

Double Deck trailers are now commonplace; especially in trunking operations. However, the time to load a double deck is limited by the equipment needed to lift the load to the second deck level.

A Lifting Deck is a full length or rear 3/4 length deck which can be loaded at normal deck height. Pressing a button will lift the entire deck (and load) up, and out of the way, permitting a second full-length payload to be posititioned on the lower deck.

This means that the payload equivalent of two trailers can be loaded quickly and efficiently.

Lifting Deck Trailer
Single Ram & Pulley

Single Ram & Pulley System

Don-Bur's proven single ram and pulley system generates a consistent, uniform lift which is unaffected by varying load weights on various parts of the deck and is less susceptible to the stressing and flexing of the trailer.

52 UK Pallet Capacity

Don-Bur's Lifting Decks were the first in the industry to offer a 52 UK pallet carrying capacity.

When specified with Don-Bur's 7.5mm thick 'Blade' panel, operators can achieve a deck width of 2440mm accross the entire length of the Lifting Deck tub, which is sufficient to carry 26 pallets on each deck.

Lifting Deck Trailer 52 Pallet Capacity
M&S Wedge Double Deck Trailer

Wedge Lifting Decks

Don-Bur 'Wedge' Lifting Deck trailers provide operators with full height loading on both decks, capable of achieving deck clearances of up to 1928mm (6' 4") and a 52 UK pallet capacity on all types.

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Two-Tier Tail-Lifts

The addition of a two-tier tail-lift provides the extra ability to drop to ground level; ideal for large bay-to-store deliveries.

What Other Tail-Lifts Are There?
Lifting Deck Trailer With Two-Tier Tail-Lift
Load Restraint

Load Restraint Options

  • Heavy Duty Load Restraint Straps
  • EN 12642-XL rated bodywork
  • Transverse Nets (Kites) & Side Nets
  • Lashing Rings | Anchor Points | Shoring Bars
  • '1000 hole' & Roof mounted hanging rails for garment carriers

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Box Van Lifting Deck Trailer

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Options & Documentation

  1. Maximum volume capacity
  2. Optimise operational efficiency and speed
  3. Simple one-button operation
  4. Comprehensive safety features
    • Visible "Paddle" Locks
    • Rope arrestors
    • Hydraulic burst valve
    • Audio/visual deck movement warnings
  5. Additional two-tier Tail-lift options
  6. Optional aerodynamic "EcoStream" roof profile
  7. 24/7 Service Backup
  8. Most trailers have 35-40% unusable space and 50% of loads are limited by volume, not weight.
  9. Numerous configurations to suit your operation
  10. Ideal for Box Vans or Curtainsiders
  11. Straight or Step-Frames
  12. Buckleless Curtains
  13. Lightweight panel options


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Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd

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