All the essential features you’ll need for a sturdy plant trailer design
Plant Trailers are often one of the unsung heroes of the worksite. Tradies, farmers, and plant workers rely on these trailers to transport heavy equipment around. That’s why you’ll see construction workers hauling mini excavators or bulldozers to a construction site. Likewise, you might notice plant or factory workers rely on Plant Trailers to transport heavy operating equipment.
Are you looking to buy a sturdy Plant Trailer for your business? One of the first questions you need to ask yourself is exactly what type of equipment you’ll be hauling. Answering questions like these will help you narrow down the performance requirements and specs you need for a Plant Trailer. For more handy tips, read on to learn all the essentials about buying your next Plant Trailer.
The equipment you’re hauling can come in all shapes and sizes. So it’s important to establish a range of dimensions and weight. If you’re planning on hauling several different pieces of equipment, then establish the heaviest and largest item from that group.
When you’re looking at the specifications of a trailer, focus on the ATM (Aggregate Trailer Mass). This rating will tell you the total weight the trailer is capable of holding. Another good indicator of the trailers ability to haul machinery is the construction and materials used. Look for Plant Trailers constructed from heavy-duty steel for a great sign of strength. Plant Trailers produced at U-Beaut Trailers are all made from high-quality Bluescope Steel right here in Australia.
Tracking system and stability
Your Plant Trailer should have a reliable tracking system in place to facilitate the safe transport of your equipment. The tracking system of a trailer enables it to steer and trail along safely with your towing vehicle. Specifications such as the length of the trailer can give you an insight into just how well it can track while being towed.
Securing points are also vital for the stability of your trailer load. The position of where the securing points are on a Plant Trailer can determine how well you’ll be able to secure a load. It’s also worth considering the terrain your trailer will be driving over. If you’re navigating tough terrain then you’ll need a solid suspension system and series of securing points to keep everything steady. The last thing you want is your equipment falling off or toppling over during transport.
Ramps and braking system
Ramps come standard with all Plant Trailers. This feature is used to help you safely dismount equipment from your trailer. You’ll often find ramps are fitted with spring or hydraulic assisted mechanisms to help you lower them down with ease.
The braking system of a trailer is one of the most important features for keeping equipment safe during transport. The brakes need to be reactive so they activate in time with your towing vehicle’s braking system. A trailer without brakes simply won’t provide you with the safety and stability you need. Especially for long hauling trips on freeways and country roads.
The braking system of your trailer should also have a reliable lighting system installed for safety. Brake lights on a trailer will make it easier for motorists to judge your braking speed and distance between them for nighttime driving.
Get beaut advice for your next Plant Trailer
So after checking all the essential features of a Plant Trailer, it should be easier to find exactly what you need. Don’t be afraid to do your research and ask plenty of questions when you find a local trailer dealer. Design and manufacturing can really influence the performance and reliability of your next Plant Trailer.
At U-Beaut Trailers we proudly produce Plant Trailers at our local factory in Seaford. Our trailers are made from 100% new parts with steel from Bluescope Steel and galvanising from GB Galvanising. We are committed to providing a high level of customer service, quality, and flexibility when it comes to our range of Plant Trailers. So contact us today for expert advice on finding your next Plant Trailer.