Montracon’s Flat Platform Trailers have versatility built-in, providing plenty of options to suit your trailer needs.

Known in the industry as Flats, Montracon’s Flat Platform Trailers have a wide range of variants and options to ensure you’ll always have the right trailer for the job. By manufacturing such a wide range of model derivatives, our Flat Platform Trailers offer the flexibility to handle a wide and diverse range of payloads, unmatched by any other trailer type.

Talking about the versatility and options, in straight frame trim, the Montracon flats platform can be supplied complete with twistlocks. These twistlocks carry ISO containers and/or with stanchions and/or sockets, to contain payloads as diverse as logs and equipment for drilling rigs. In addition, it can be fitted with dropsides or be supplied with an integral coil well to carry steel rolls.

As well as this, fixed or removable headboards are offered at various height to suit, including ENXL rated. Also, the specification of the ‘toe out’ heavy duty side rave, provides an alternative ‘hook’ for load straps. Other models can include a rolling tilt or, indeed, a rolling or centre mounted crane for handling ‘heavy side’ building and construction materials, notably bricks and blocks.

For specialist operations, Montracon offers the extendible or trombone trailer. It stretches to accommodate indivisible loads such as beams and bridge spans. Last but not least, Montracon offers a step frame model used typically to move light plant and equipment. So, you can see that the options for Flat Platform Trailers are many. To find out more click here.


As well as this, a key benefit of purchasing one of Montracon’s Flat Platform Trailers is the after sales support that you receive as part of Montracon’s one-stop shop approach to trailer manufacturing. Some of these services include warranty and support, finance support, a dedicated parts service, and repair centre.

Montracon have been out promoting the benefits of the Flat Platform Trailers range, visiting companies nationwide, as well as attending trade shows. During this time, a lot of questions get asked about our product range and Montracon’s Flats are no different.

With this in mind Montracon’s Area Sales Manager, Bob Acton, has compiled a Q&A of some of the most popular questions that have been asked of the Montracon sales team and staff.

What models do you offer?

“Montracon offers numerous derivatives of the flat platform trailer. We offer Twistlocks to carry ISO containers, Post & Sockets ideally suited to the scaffolding sector. In addition, our expendable or trombone trailer stretches to accommodate loads such as beams and bridge spans. We also offer a wide range of brick and block trailers, including fixed rear and centre mounted, rolling cranes, and “drop and go” sliding bogie brick carrier.

For improved load security, drop, canvas, or netted sides are available options. Also Montracon offers coil carriers trailers with an integral well housed beneath with removable floor covers.

If I have not mentioned any of the flat variant you are looking for, please contact us as I’m sure we will be able to offer a transport solution built to meet your requirements.”

What are the main features can you expect on a Montracon Flat Trailer

“The main features that you can expect when you purchase a Montracon flat trailer are:”

  • 125x75x10 RSA Heavy Duty Angle Side Rave
  • 15mm thick main beam flange as standard
  • 29mm hardwood floor
  • Rope hooks to every bearer and to the front and rear for improved roping and sheeting
  • Posts/sockets positioned to suit customer requirement
  • 1m, 1.5m, 2.4m length and offset posts available

With restrictions to inner city deliveries becoming more prevalent, what solutions can Montracon offer to help operators “deliver the goods”?

“Montracon offers urban solutions ideal for accessing those hard to reach places. With various lengths available also including extendable variants with signal or tandems axle configurations. We are sure we have a tailored solution to your business needs.

In addition, to further improve vehicles manoeuvrability rear steer axle options are also available.”

Do you offer ENXL on your flat products?

“The answer is quite simply yes, we offer EN12642 XL Rated Headboard at various heights to suit heavy-duty applications.”

On occasions I have the need to transport plant machinery but, cannot justify the purchase of a machinery carrier. What can you offer as a solution?

“The All-Rounder Step Frame Flat, with optional rear beavertail may just tick the right boxes for you. Designed to allow transportation of plant, machinery, building materials, bagged, and or palleted products. This trailer exploits fully the versatility of the Stepframe flat, the ultimate hybrid for you.”


If you need to ask any more specific questions about Montracon’s Flat Platform Trailer product range then visit our website or why not give us a call on 01302 732500 (opt 1).

Montracon’s Flats are a popular product in our extensive product range. This is down to the quality of the workmanship and the aftersales care that Montracon provide. Montracon’s company motto is ‘Quality, Strength, Durability Built-in’ and this transcends into every product that Montracon manufacture.


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Add this to Montracon’s reputation for low overall cost of operation, with durability and longevity forged over more than 40 years of supplying the road transport, building and construction industries, and the result is hard to beat. Standard spec trailers are fitted with drum brakes and are available ex-stock, with a range of popularly specified options pre-engineered and available for fitting either on or off line to aid fast delivery. In addition, Montracon’s engineers work closely with customers to develop bespoke designs matched to meet exact operating needs.

Montracon’s Flat Platform Trailers customers are happy to endorse the quality of the products, here is just what one of Montracon’s satisfied customers had to say about their recent Flats purchase:

“Montracon is very competitive and the trailers we already have are certainly well up to the job hence why we keep coming back for more. Montracon trailers have a reputation for their strength and longevity. We work the trailers hard and they have definitely stood the test of time”

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Finally, if you have any questions about Montracon’s Flat Platform Trailers range or any other of Montracon’s products or services, please email us on or ring us up on 01302 732500 (opt 1), alternatively have a more in depth look at our new website here.