A Guide To Plant Trailers
Plant trailers are essential equipment for any nursery, nurseryman or landscaper. They help you transport your plants and trees safely and efficiently. However, choosing the perfect plant trailer for your needs is daunting. Worry not because this guide covers everything you need to know to make the best buy!
Single-axle trailers are lighter and easier to manoeuvre, but double-axle trailers offer more stability. Both types can be used for transporting plants. The choice between them depends on the load you’re hauling. If your load requires a bit of extra strength or stability and you don’t mind the additional weight, go with a double-axle trailer. If not, stick with single-axle models—they’ll still get the job done!
Removable Front Board
Removable front board for ease of loading. The trailer’s removable front board allows you to protect loads and add stability as you load, unload, and transport them. For example, when a load is too tall to fit into the trailer through its rear doors, you can remove the front board so it can be loaded from above. This feature makes it easy to use the trailer as a pallet if necessary.
The unique towing system with reduced length when not in use allows you to tow your trailer with a 1/2 ton truck easily. This also means that you’ll be able to utilise the trailer on narrow roads and in tight spaces and store it in much smaller garages or storage spaces.
A spring-mounted towing hitch is a rubberised hydraulic cushion that is attached to the rear axle of the tractor and cushions the trailer from ground contours. The trailer follows behind the tractor, allowing it to follow ground contours without damaging the crop.
This allows for a smoother ride for equipment and cargo, preventing bouncing up and down and throwing outcrops from the trailer. It also prevents damage to your equipment by reducing vibrations throughout your tractor or trailer.
Plant trailers are built tough to withstand the rigours of trucking around heavy machinery. All our trailers are made from hot dip galvanised steel, which means they’re fully welded and have a robust finish that lasts for years.
The frame is designed to be balanced so that when you’re travelling along the uneven ground or over bumps in the road, your load stays in place and remains level. This makes it safer for your driver and easier for you to get where you need to go.
The drawbar attachment is a unique feature of your plant trailers; it has been designed so that when not in use, it folds down against the trailer body—saving space on site. When extended again (which can happen quickly), it locks into place automatically with no need for tools or adjustments—saving time as well!
Tips For Purchasing Plant Trailers
You need to consider a few essential things when purchasing a trailer. Quality is one of the most important. You want to ensure that the trailer is built with high-quality materials and by someone who knows what they’re doing. It is also essential to check the size of your plant trailer and how much it will hold, as well as its hitch and wheels/axles, lights, and brakes.
Maintenance For Plant Trailers
When it comes to the maintenance of your plant trailers, there are many things that you need to check regularly. These include:
- Check the wheels and tyres for damage, including any tread wear.
- Check the drawbar and hitch or damage.
- Inspect the bearings and suspension for damage or excessive wear.
- Inspect all lights on your trailer regularly—if they’re broken or faulty, they’ll need to be repaired or replaced before you can drive safely again!