The Vehicle Standards Bulletin (VSB) provided by the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Infrastructure provide a list of standards for all kinds of road vehicles. These standards are strict and non-negotiable. Any road vehicle manufactured in Australia is obligated to conform to the long list of requirements within the VSB.
Vehicle Standards Bulletin 1 – Australian trailers
For trailer manufacturers, the VBS1 applies. The Standards Bulletin splits trailers into three categories according to load, making Australian-made trailers safe trailers – guaranteed:
- Very light trailers – single axle; loads up to 0.75 tonnes
- Light trailers – double axle; loads up to 3.5 tonnes
- Medium trailers – double axle; loads from 3.5 to 10 tonnes
The VSB1 also distinguishes between different construction types, such as single-axle pig trailers, box and table-top (or flat-top) trailers, horse floats, caravans and boat trailers. These itemised requirements leave nothing to chance.
Australian design – dependable, durable, and safe
Australian Design Rules (ADR) and the Australian VSB concern every possible part, material, measurement and accessory for each of the various trailer types:
- Maximum loads (ADR 43)
- Maximum dimensions and overhang
- Ground clearance
- Lamp and reflector colours, wiring and positions
- Braking systems (for larger trailers ADR 38)
- Steering systems
- Hydraulic braking hoses (complying with SAA, SAE, BS, JIS, DIN, ISO or ECE standards)
- Drawbars, couplings, mud guards
- Axles, suspension and tyres
At Hans Trailers, we only supply durable, high-quality products that comply with VSB1 and ADR standards. Browse our catalogue of Australian-made trailers today!
Buying Australian is more than being patriotic
This, and more, is what makes an Australian-made trailer reliable, safe and durable. An Australian-made trailer will serve you for years.
That’s why it’s not just patriotic to buy Australian; it’s bloody smart, too.
Buy an Australian-made trailer today, at Hans. We have 40 years experience in trailer supply, delivering durable standard and customised products to highly satisfied customers country-wide. Contact us for more information today!