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Ratchet Deck Trailers: The Low Cost Moving Deck Solution


Ratchet Decks

The inexpensive variable height Double-Deck system, designed and manufactured exclusively by Don-Bur. (Registered Design 2001).

Don-Bur has developed a forklift operated, multi-positional, mechanical lifting deck system for curtain sided trailers. This low cost adjustable deck solution provides optimal space utilisation for the operator carrying a variety of different weight loads within the 44 Tonne legislation which cannot ordinarily be double stacked.

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

  • Heavy duty construction
  • Straight | Step-frame
  • 4000kgs load capacity per deck
  • Reduces wasted space

Quality Assurance

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Guaranteed to provide peace of mind

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Engineered to perform consistently in demanding environments

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Customer Service

The highest standard of service and attention to detail

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365/7/24 hr after sales service

How Does A Ratchet Deck Work?

To reposition a deck, a forklift is positioned so the forks enter via two apertures. Lifting the decks upwards automatically unlocks it, allowing it to be raised to the desired incremental height. If the deck needs to be lowered, the operator takes it to the topmost increment where it automatically unlocks for lowering to the required position. When the forklift is removed, the ratchet mechanism automatically locks.

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Decks Are Removable

Decks can be removed completely, converting to a conventional single deck trailer if required.

Load Restraint Options

  • Heavy Duty Load Restraint Straps
  • EN 12642-XL rated bodywork
  • Transverse Nets (Kites) & Side Nets
  • Lashing Rings | Anchor Points | Shoring Bars

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curtainsided ratchet deck trailer blueprint

Typical Key Dimensions

8.0m - 13.7m (15.65m for LST's)

3.3m - 4.95m high

2.55m wide


Up to 4.0m Aperture Height

13.395m long (15.445m for LST's)

Weights & Capacities (13.7m standard length)

52 UK pallets (1200 x 1000mm)

66 Euro Pallets (1200 x 800 mm)

44T Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (Vehicles of 6 axles)

Published: Fri 26 Jan 2024

Updated: Tue 30 Apr 2024

Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd

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