How much water can a water cartage trailer carry?

How much water can a water cartage trailer carry? If you ask this question, you likely need to transport water for various applications such as firefighting, dust suppression, civil and construction sites, stock watering, farming, or watering around your property. Therefore, determining your required water capacity is essential before choosing a water cartage trailer.

There are several factors to consider when determining the appropriate size of the water cartage trailer. First and foremost, you need to assess how often you’ll be using the trailer and the distance you’ll need to travel. A larger water cartage trailer can significantly improve time efficiency and productivity, reducing the time wasted on refilling and frequent trips back and forth to the site.

In general, the size of the water cartage trailer is directly proportional to its tank size. Different trailers come with varying tank sizes to meet specific needs. For instance, a single axle model typically features a 1000-litre water tank and mechanical disc brakes, with a 1500kg Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM). On the other hand, tandem axle models usually have disc brakes, a 1500-litre water tank, and a 2000kg ATM. Tandem axle models are also available in larger sizes, such as 2900kg, 3200kg, 3500kg, and 4500kg ATM, depending on the water tank capacity required.

Another crucial consideration is site access. If you anticipate manoeuvring in smaller sites, opting for a smaller water tank and a corresponding water cartage trailer may be more suitable, allowing for more straightforward navigation in restricted spaces and ensuring seamless operation even in tight corners.

It’s essential to assess the towing capacity of your vehicle. Ensuring your vehicle can safely tow the loaded water cartage trailer is crucial. Standard cars may not have the necessary capacity of power, so consider alternatives like a ute, 4WD, tractor, or small truck.

There is a range of options when it comes to water tank sizes available on water cartage trailers. Global polyethylene water tanks, for example, come in capacities of 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, and 3000 litres, allowing for custom-sized tanks that suit your specific requirements.

Tandem Axle Water Cartage Trailer

Regarding safety features, brakes are standard on single-axle and tandem-axle water cartage trailers. In addition, including mechanical disc brakes ensures reliable braking performance, enhancing safety during transportation.

If you plan to use your water cartage trailer off-road, it’s worth noting that these trailers are designed to be suitable for all conditions, including metro, regional, and rural areas. In addition, they are built to withstand the demands of off-road usage, making them versatile for various terrains.

Trailers 2000 is a reputable manufacturer offering single-axle and tandem-axle water cartage trailers. We also provide custom options to tailor the trailers to your requirements. The standard features of our trailers include a 1000-litre water tank on the single-axle model and a 1500-litre water tank on the tandem-axle model. Trailers 2000 also offers different sizes, allowing you to choose the size that suits your needs.

In addition to the water tanks, Trailers 2000 water cartage trailers have other standard features to enhance their functionality and durability. Mechanical disc brakes ensure reliable braking performance for safe transportation. Polyethylene water tanks provide durability and a choice of colours. The trailers also feature a checker plate rear deck, a long drawbar for improved manoeuvrability, and a swing-up jockey wheel for easy handling.

Further standard features of Trailers 2000 water cartage trailers include a spare wheel bracket, a magnetic trailer plug for convenient connectivity, and a hot dip galvanised trailer for corrosion resistance and longevity. The trailers also come equipped with a pump and hose reel, providing easy access to water when needed. In addition, Trailers 2000 offers a generous 2-year warranty on their trailers to ensure customer satisfaction, giving peace of mind and assurance of quality. 

Additionally, we provide two years of free roadside assistance to support our customers further.

Considering the wide range of options available, the quality features, and the emphasis on customisation and customer support, Trailers 2000 is recommended for those needing a water cartage trailer, regardless of size. Contact Us to discuss your needs or fill in the enquiry form below, and we will contact you.

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