20FT and 40FT Flat Racks


External dimensions (20ft)
External dimensions (40ft)

Length (Base Bottom Casting): 20 ft
Width (Base Bottom Casting): 8 ft
Height (End Frame Erected): 8 ft 6 ins
Height (End Frame Folded): 1 ft 3 ins
Length (Base Bottom Casting): 40 ft
Width (Base Bottom Casting): 8 ft
Height (End Frame Erected): 8 ft 6 ins
Height (End Frame Folded): 25.5 ins

* Whilst we have tried to be as accurate as possible, container measurements can vary slightly.

20ft and 40ft flat racks from 1st Containers

Reliable and practical, 1st Containers flat rack containers offer the best solution for transporting large items over long distances.

Among the products in the 1st Containers’ portfolio, flat rack containers are recognised as being one of the most irreplaceable. Our flat racks are produced in two standard lengths – 20ft and 40ft – and can be mounted on a truck or positioned in a stationary location to hold bulky cargo in place. Flat rack containers can be best described as units with no side panels protected only by two end walls, which can be either fixed or collapsible depending on the client’s requirements.

This type of container is ideal for situations when cargo needs to be loaded from above, the side or driven on. Due to the absence of the side panels, flat racks are far easier to load and present a convenient solution for transporting goods that don't fit inside standard containers. In fact, flat rack containers are often the only type of container suitable for hauling or storing particularly unwieldy pieces of equipment or very large vehicles. Because of this, they are used across many different industries, from event organisation to industrial manufacturing.

Using a 40ft flat rack container, it’s possible to transport entire structures such as mobile homes or offices. In contrast to enclosed containers, width and height of the transported item are far less relevant. End walls are constructed from the same material as our standard shipping containers, and are strong enough to support an impressive amount of weight. Our 20ft flat rack containers can easily withstand loads of up to 2,000 kg, while 40ft flat rack containers can carry twice as much, up to 4,000 kg.

1st Containers is well equipped to assist clients with transporting oversized items. We stock a large a selection of 20ft and 40ft flat racks. We can deliver the chosen container directly to any location in the UK, saving you time, money and effort. Our combination of quality, logistics and pricing is unmatched by most other flat rack suppliers in the UK.

We offer competitive short and long-term hire rates on our containers. Prefer to buy? We stock a wide range of units in a variety of sizes. If you need any advice on how to select the perfect container, please ether complete our online form or contact our experienced in-house team for more information.

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