New Air Ramp Slider Track System Used on Larger Capacity Trailers

Press Release Summary:

  • Operates via an airbag system that works off the same supply as the air brake system
  • Works in unison with the ramps pivoting as they are raised or lowered
  • Innovative slider track design allows the ramps to move laterally along the trailer's full-width

Original Press Release:

Felling Trailers to Debut Drop Deck Air Ramp System at The Utility Expo

(Sauk Centre, Minnesota, August 5th, 2021) -- Felling Trailers will debut its new Air Ramp Slider Track System (patent pending) for the Drop Deck I (DDI) series, air brake equipped, FT-20 I and FT-24 I trailers. For well over a decade, Felling Trailers has been an industry leader in air ramp technology, with its controlled flow air ramp system, in large capacity 20,000 lb. to 100,000 lb. trailers. Operator safety and ease of use are paramount at Felling Trailers, thus expanding the air ramp offering to their drop deck equipment trailer line was inevitably the next step.

The DDI Air Ramp System operates via an airbag system that works off the same supply as the air brake system. Thus, any air-brake-equipped truck can operate a Felling Trailer equipped with air ramps without any other external power source (e.g., battery, gas engine, or truck-powered hydraulic system). The air power mechanism is like those used on larger capacity trailers but scaled to a lighter duty cycle for the lower capacity trailer and ramps. The air ramp system does the lifting for you, flip the switch, and the air ramp system will raise or lower the ramps.

Unique to the DDI’s air ramp operation is the slider track system that works in unison with the ramps pivoting as they are raised or lowered. The innovative design of the slider track allows the ramps to move laterally along the trailer's full-width. This lateral movement provides operators the flexibility to change the placement of the ramps based on the equipment they are transporting. For example, if loading a horizontal directional drill, an operator can slide the ramps to one side to load/unload, then move apart to load/unload a skid steer or compact loader.

This trailer and many others will be on display at The Utility Expo in the Felling Trailers’ Booth K-332, Sept. 28th-30th in Louisville, KY. To learn more about the DDI Air Ramp Slider Track System or other Felling Trailer solutions, visit or call 1-800-245-2809.

About Felling Trailers, Inc.

Felling Trailers is a family-owned and operated Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota. Started in 1974, Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 325,000 square feet. Felling's pride and differentiation is its customized trailer division. Its engineers utilize the latest Industry-leading design techniques, and its experienced metal craftspeople use cutting-edge technology to turn its customers' conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling has been providing innovative trailer solutions to the transportation industry for over 45 years. Felling Trailers' current capabilities allow them to provide a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally. Felling Trailers, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Quality Management System Company, WBENC-Certified WBE, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact 1.800.245.2809,, or visit them on the web at You can also follow them on Twitter (@FellingTrailers), Facebook (Felling Trailers, Inc.), and Instagram.

Rebecca Gerads
Marketing Coordinator
Company: Felling Trailers, Inc.
Address: 1525 Main Street South
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: +1-300-245-2809

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