American Truck Simulator: Low Boy Load Guide

This is a guide on the different trailer types for the Low Boy in game. This guide will go over which articulation sets can haul which loads, as well as give information on GVWR for each type.

 

Introduction

This is going to be a guide about the Low Boys in American Truck Simulator and what loads each configuration can haul. This guide will also include stats for nerds, such as VWR (Vehicle Weight Rating) based on number of axles as well as Tare Weight of each trailer configuration and total cost of each (base) configuration.
My goal for this is to help people make the proper decisions to buy the right trailer to haul the load they want to haul in one easy place, in addition to giving people a general place to find info on this stuff.

Disclaimer: I may be wrong about some things and will be continually editing and changing this guide to be in line with actual numbers as well as other things.
When I do the numbers for GVWR I will always add the tractor using these numbers:
12,000 lbs – Steers
34,000 lbs – Drives
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46,000 lbs
When it comes to the trailers it will be dependant on the number of axles and the distance between each axle/tandem set.
I will be using the FHWA Bridge Law Guide for numbers.

45′ and 50′ Trailer

The 45 and 50 foot trailer are effectively the same trailer, however, there are a couple differences, primarily handling and GVWR.
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45′ Trailer Stats
  • Total # of Axles – 2 axles
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 80,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 14,540 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $38,300

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50′ Trailer Stats
  • Total # of Axles – 3
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 88,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 20,200 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $45,960

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What can I put on the deck?

Note – Due to weights on these loads and the other types of trailers, I will not be copying this list to the other sections, as they can easily haul these loads with no issue.

  • Bulldozer
  • Cables
  • Wheel Loader (normal)
  • Wheel Loader (DLC – Forestry)
  • Backhoe Loader
  • Excavator (red)
  • Excavator (orange)
  • Forklifts
  • Harvester
  • Mix Tank (x3 – Different colours)
  • Road Roller
  • Tractor (x4 – Different colours)
  • Wind Turbine Nacelle (not tied down *shrug*)
  • Wind Turbine Tower (not tied down *shrug*)
  • Forwarder (DLC – Forestry)
  • Log Harvester (DLC – Forestry)
  • Mulcher (DLC – Forestry)
  • Stumper (DLC – Forestry)

“Double” Low Boy

Articulated Low Boy 3/4 Axles

Effectively the same trailer, this trailer is the same as the previous section, with the addition of a single axle spreader, increasing its weight rating, otherwise handles the same.
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45′ Trailer + Spreader
  • Total # of Axles – 3
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs = 54,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 100,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 17,340 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $48,400

Can haul:

  • Cable Reel
  • Crawler Tractor

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50′ Trailer + Spreader
  • Total # of Axles – 4
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs + 20,000 lbs = 62,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 108,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 23,000
  • Cost of Trailer – $56,060

Can Haul: See Above
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Articulated Low Boy 4*/5 Axles

These trailers are different from above as instead of having a single axle spreader, the have a tandem axle “jeep.”
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Jeep + 45′ Trailer
  • Total # of axles – 4
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 68,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 114,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 18,740 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $57,560

Can Haul:

  • Cable Reel
  • All Terrain Crane
  • Crawler Tractor

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Jeep + 50′ Trailer
  • Total # of Axles – 5
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 42,000 lbs = 76,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 122,000
  • Tare Weight – 24,400 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $65,220

Can Haul: See Above

“Triple” Low Boy

Time for some fun

This version of the trailer is the biggest of the big. You want to haul big stuff, use these. These are a great challenge for anyone to drive. These can haul not only the above mentioned, but will include their own list for additions.
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6 Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 6
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 102,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 148,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 22,240 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $73,320

Can Haul:

  • Heavy Bulldozer
  • Lift Truck Chasis
  • Scraper

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7 Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 7
  • Axle Weight Rating – 34,000 lbs + 42,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 110,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 156,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 27,900
  • Cost of Trailer – $80,980

Can Haul: See Above +

  • Milling Machine

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8 Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 8
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs + 42,000 lbs + 34,000 lbs = 118,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 164,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 28,600 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $86,640

Can Haul: See Above +

  • Log Loader

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9 Axles
  • Total # of Axles – 9
  • Axle Weight Rating – 42,000 lbs + 42,000 lbs + 42,000 lbs = 126,000 lbs
  • GVWR – 172,000 lbs
  • Tare Weight – 29,300 lbs
  • Cost of Trailer – $92,300

Can Haul: Anything you put your mind to, so long as its less than 172,000 lbs
(Note: This technically makes the achievement “How Heavy Am I?!” illegal, as to obtain the achievement you need to be 175,001 or more pounds to obtain, but this is a game, who gives a ♥♥♥♥.)

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