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Buying a car trailer is not easy as there are a lot of considerations. Do you know the size of trailer you need, what about the trailer weight class, what is your budget and is it going to get you what you need?
Are you looking for a used or new trailer? Or do you actually need a custom designed trailer? The best car trailers are usually custom designed to be exactly what you need.
Avoid these Car Trailer traps
Get the proper paperwork. You need to get a title even for a custom made trailer or you risk police investigation for theft.
Actually, see the trailer if it is a used trailer before you hand over any money
Cheap trailers may appear like a bargain but if it does not meet your needs it is a waste of money.
Cost of travel and time and possible legal issues mean that it is usually better to buy local than from across the country
Getting the Best Car Trailer for you
Check the weight class – this includes weight of trailer, weight of what can go on the trailer and can your car haul it the trailer as it needs to weigh more than the trailer and cargo
Check the tow ball to see if it is frame mounted or bumper mounted and if it can manage the weight of your trailer
Intended use of the trailer – a car trailer is only for hauling cars. Other trailers may not be suitable for this.
Budget restrictions – make sure you research the type of trailer you need and then get the one you need within your budget
Buying a car trailer is confusing the 1st time round. Going for a cheap and easy choice may cost you money in the long run. So check paperwork, see photos or inspect in person, for legal and pick up reasons look locally.
In general car trailers would ideally be under 1,600 kg and not more than 3,500 kg when the car is on it if you want to drive with it and have a class B drivers license.
The hydraulic mechanism of a tipper trailer saves you time and money by letting you drop the load on a side of the trailer in a couple of minutes. These trailers are most suitable for transporting bulk materials, but they are also ideal for work on the job site, around the home or on the farm.
Choosing the best tipper trailer depends on your needs but, in general, these are the points you should check/look for:
Heavy duty chassis – choose tandem axes for extra heavy loads
Solid floor – checker plate is a good choice
Adjustable sides with utility corner posts to extend the height of the sides
Hydraulic ram – check the lifting capacity to make sure it’s enough for your needs.
Minimum tilt angle and maximum tilt angle
Power plant and hydraulic fluid reservoir – fully self-contained, closed in a solid toolbox
Safety isolation switch
Remote hand controller
Drawbar – check the length
Heavy duty latches to lock the body
Heavy duty tie rails are an asset
Rear cross member is an asset
Tyres – check if they are new/not used
Swivel Jockey Wheel
Accessories such as cages, lids, ladder racks and spare wheels – check if they come with the trailer.
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Taking a trailer off road shouldn’t be a daunting process but there are a number of things to consider and we have a look at these.
When you’re thinking of buying a car trailer you want to consider the types of specs and extras that you’ll get with your purchase. There are a wide number of factors you should consider before buying a car trailer and we look at a few of these here.
The HANS group is a leading manufacturer of custom plant trailers. We have been producing high-quality trailers in Queensland for over 50 years, operating two plants and employing more than 50 people.
At HANS we offer a range of plant trailers to suit your particular piece of plant or equipment. We understand that plant and equipment varies greatly in mass and size, so you can choose from one of our pre-manufactured designs or speak to us about customising a plant trailer for your specific needs.