Buckeye Step Deck Freight Trailer 53’

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The Buckeye Step Deck Freight Trailer 53’ revolutionizes the landscape of Hotshot Freight trailers, representing a paradigm shift away from traditional designs. Gone are the days of wasted deck space; this cutting-edge unit maximizes every inch of its 53’ length, ensuring optimal efficiency and success with every haul. Say goodbye to restricted payloads and hello to increased profits! Its compatibility with modern HD cab and chassis pickup trucks elevates its adaptability and utility.

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill 40’ Hotshot flatbed trailer. With an impressive 53’ of usable deck space, comprising 43’ of flat main deck and an additional 10’ upper deck, this trailer stands out among its counterparts. The lower deck height over the wheels measures at 35” from the ground to the top of the load deck, while the upper deck rests at 52” from the ground, considering a 42” fifth wheel height.

Crafted upon a robust foundation of heavy-duty fabricated I-beam framing, this trailer prioritizes durability without compromising on functionality. The strategically positioned crossmembers, set at 16” intervals and integrated into the main frame, ensure unparalleled strength while maintaining a notably low deck height.

Safety and convenience are paramount, evident through its comprehensive features. The trailer comes equipped with a 3” rub rail complemented by stake pockets and chain spools every 16”, alongside a 6” channel side rail boasting a sliding ratchet track. Strapping and securing loads become effortless with the inclusion of 5 sliding ratchets and 30’Lx4W” straps.

Underneath, the Buckeye Freight Hauler 53’ boasts 2-12,000lbs Dexter oil bath axles paired with electric brakes, guaranteeing reliability and control during transportation. Furthermore, its adaptability shines through a myriad of customization options, including LED flood lights, oak floor, and a spectrum of axle choices ranging from 12,000lbs spring axles to 20,000lbs air ride air brake axles.

Moreover, this trailer doesn’t compromise on additional features. It comes standard with 10’ aluminum ramps (rated at 10,000lbs load), 2 dual-speed jacks, 2 toolboxes, and more, enhancing its functionality and value proposition.

In summary, the 53’ Step Deck Freight Trailer from Buckeye Trailers isn’t just a trailer; it’s a game-changer. Its blend of durability, adaptability, and a wide array of customizable features makes it a cornerstone for various trucking businesses seeking efficiency, reliability, and versatility in the competitive landscape of freight transportation.

Standard Features
Info & Options
24,000-30,000 lbs
13,500-19,500 lbs
Empty Weight
10,500 lbs
Deck Length
43' Lower Deck, 10' Upper Deck
Deck Width
Deck Height
35" Lower Deck, 52" Upper Deck
Based on a 42” fifth wheel
Heavy-Duty Fabricated I-Beam
Heavy-Duty Slipper Spring
Optional: Air Ride
Treated Yellow Pine
Optional: Oak Flooring
Dual 12k HD Dexter Oil Bath Axles 5 Year Warranty
Optional: 12,000 lbs Spring Axles to 20,000 lbs Air Ride With Air Brakes
235-80-R16 Load Range G
Load Range E
HD Steel Dual 16"
Bolt Pattern
8 on 6.5" Bolt Pattern
Spare Mount
235-80-R16 Load Range G
2 Dual Speed 12k Spring Loaded Drop Leg Jacks
Electric Brakes
King pin with a fifth wheel
Height of 45"-48"
Stake Pockets & Rubrails
3" Rail, Stake Pockets Along Both Sides, Chain Spools
Tie Downs
Sliding ratchet rail full deckW/ 5 ratches and and 30' straps
9' Aluminum Ramps rated for 10,000lbs
DOT Aproved Reflective Tape
Trailer Plug
7-Way RV
Break-Away Kit
Breakaway Kit & Battery Box
Safety Chains
2 Steel Side Mount Toolboxes With Lock
DOT Approved LED Lighting
Optional: LED Flood Lights
Automotive Grade Epoxy Primer With Two Top Coats Of Industrial Urethane
2 Year Structural Frame

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Optional Features

12,000lb Winch Kit – wireless remote included

A great addition to any Buckeye Trailer.

Toolbox – weatherproof, locking

Who can’t use more storage?

14 Ply Tire Upgrade

For additional peace of mind.

10 Ply Spare Tire

Add this spare tire for extra peace of mind on the road. Of course, all Buckeye Hauler Trailers come stock with one spare tire.

14 Ply Spare Tire

Add this upgraded spare tire for continued peace of mind for the long haul. Of course, all Buckeye Hauler Trailers come stock with one spare tire.

102″ Wide Deck Option

Increase your hauling power with this upgrade!

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Very friendly and professional people to work with. Specially, Mark, Sarah and Clarence. They help me alot. I just bought a trailer last week. Highly recommend them. Awesome product and awesome service. Thank you guys.

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Mark and his crew at Buckeye Trailer are the best. Check them out for your next car hauler!

Buckeye Trailer is the best! If you need a trailer Custom built, give Buckeye Trailer a call. I just took ownership of a 48″ 3 car wedge, built to meet my needs. I drove from Houston Texas to Ohio to pickup my Wedge because every place I visited in Texas couldn’t help with my needs in a timely manner. I want to Thank Sarah for communicating my needs to the builders. I want to Thank Mark for his hands on Fabrication and in person walk around on the day of delivery. I want to Thank Clarence for making the paper work process a breeze. Everyone involved was Awesome. Thank you.