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What is a flat rack container?

Flatrack container

Flat rack containers are especially suitable for heavy loads or loads that need to be loaded from above or the side, such as large pipes and heavy machinery. There are two types of flat rack containers: 

  • Non-collapsible flat rack: this flat rack has walls at the ends of the container, this makes the construction stronger and increases the load capacity;
  • Collapsible flat rack: this flat rack has collapsible side walls and is therefore stackable. Which can be an advantage for storage and transport of the container when not in use.

Flat racks are made of steel and come in a 20FT and 40FT format

 

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Dimensions and loading capacity of a flat rack container

The specific dimensions and loading capacity of 20FT and 40FT flat rack containers are depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. Below specifications are representative for the most available flat rack containers.

20FT flat rack container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
2,360 kg 30,140 kg
32.7 m3
5.94 m
5,203.8 lbs 66,458.7 lbs
1,154.3 cu ft
19.5 ft
Internal width Internal height
2.35 m 2.35 m
7.7 ft 7.7 ft

 

40FT flat rack container

Tare weight Payload capacity Cubic capacity Internal length
5,000 kg 40,000 kg
62.2 m3
12.13 m
11,025 lbs 88,200 lbs
2,195.7 cu ft
39.8 ft
Internal width Internal height
2.40 m 2.14 m
7.9 ft 7 ft

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