When it comes to the parts and equipment of a semi-trailer, the landing gear is extremely important. Do you know how it works? We’ll dive into semi-trailer landing gear and explain how they work, plus where you can purchase this high-quality equipment. 

Everything You Need To Know About Semi-Trailer Landing Gear

In today’s world, there are many landing gear products on the market to choose from. If you aren’t familiar with the benefits and options available to you, you’re in the right place. 

What’s the Job of Landing Gear on a Semi-Trailer?

Trailer landing gear is the retractable support equipment that keeps a trailer level when it’s uncoupled from the semi-tractor. It’s located at the front of the trailer and will keep you and your truck safe. The landing gear consists of two legs that can support the heavy weight of the trailer. 

How Does Landing Gear Work?

The landing gear is also known as “the stabilizers,” and they should be of suitable capacity with a gear mechanism and be able to lift the loaded trailer when required. A pair of landing legs are fixed near the front end to support the trailer after it is uncoupled from the tractor. 

What Are the Benefits of High-Quality Landing Gear?

The leg with the JOST internal gearbox and the crank is called the driving leg, and the other is called the driven leg. The two legs are connected by a central transmission rod known as a cross shaft. To raise or lower both legs at the same speed, simply rotate the crank clockwise or counterclockwise. Always make sure you shift the JOST crank and input shaft out to engage the low gear when raising the trailer and cargo weight.

When you invest in high-quality landing gear, you’ll experience a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improved driver safety
  • Increased driver productivity
  • Lower risk of workplace injuries
  • Keep equipment safe and secure

What Landing Gear Is Offered by JOST International?

JOST International offers an array of landing gear models; each made for varying applications to meet your needs. Some are made for light and heavy-duty, with a gearbox or without a gearbox, and with a spring or without a spring. No matter what type of landing gear you need, we’ve got you covered here at JOST International. 


JOST semi-trailer landing gear

Look To JOST International for All Your Landing Gear Needs

Do you need high-quality semi-trailer landing gear? JOST International is here for you. If you’re looking for superior landing gear from an industry-leading manufacturer, our landing gear meets or exceeds international standards for OEMs and fleet use in North America and internationally. Plus, we use top-of-the-line technology, so you can always trust that you and your equipment will stay safe. 

Browse the full catalog from JOST International and find landing gear for your job today. 

Expert Reviewed On 5/23/23

Braydon Soule is the Inside Sales Manager at JOST International and has worked in the truck parts industry for over 15 years. In that time he has become an expert in truck and trailer technologies and products.

Braydon Soule

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