What Is A Heavy Duty Trailer?

Trailers are great for transporting cargo, but heavy duty trailers are next level. Heavy duty trailers have an edge when it comes to durability and harsh conditions. They usually have a sturdy body and chassis construction and can survive extreme terrains and heavier than usual loads. The possibilities are endless with heavy duty trailers because they come in different configurations.

What Makes Heavy Duty Trailers Different?

The primary difference between heavy duty and standard range trailers is the axle. Heavy duty trailers use tandem axles, meaning they have two axles and two sets of wheels. Standard trailers are mostly single-axle trailers with one axle and two wheels. Single-axle trailers can carry the load, but tandem trailers have better strength and stability because of their double axles. 

At Trailers 2000, we have different configurations of trailers, such as flat deck trailers, box trailers, and enclosed trailers. Universal trailers and custom trailers are also available in our catalogue.  While every Trailers 2000 trailer is built to be tough and durable, some trailers have elements that separate them from others and make them heavy-duty. These elements are tandem axles, superior suspension system, stability, and higher Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM).

Heavy duty trailer

Types of Heavy Duty Trailers

Heavy duty trailers are suitable for hauling large cargo and come in different types. Here are the types of heavy duty trailers you can find here:

  1. Heavy Duty Box trailer: 

Box trailers are pretty common in road transport, and they don’t always look like a box.  A lot of them are roofless with lowered side panels. Due to their structure, box trailers can accommodate odd-shaped and large cargo. A box trailer with a cage comes in handy for a load that needs protection. Heavy-duty box trailers are equipped with a full chassis with a cross member every 255mm.

Heavy duty tandem axle box trailer
  1. Galvanised car trailer:

As a car carrier, the galvanised extra heavy duty trailer can comfortably handle and transport cars. The car trailer has a long drawbar and strong tie points for attachment. For the floor, the car trailer has anti-slip checker plate flooring with enough grip. Standard options for this heavy duty trailer have 2000kg ATM, but there are available options with up to 2490 kg ATM. Apart from cars, the galvanised carrier can transport other machinery and equipment.

Heavy duty galvanised car trailer
  1. Tandem axle trailers:

These heavy duty trailers are available in a variety of styles. The tandem universal trailer can serve different purposes. Depending on the task at hand, this versatile trailer is capable of hauling motorcycles, machinery, lawnmowers, and more. For load capacity, tandem axle trailers are more heavy-duty, and their Aggregate Trailer Mass is higher. The standard ATM is 2000 kg, while the available ATM ratings are 2490 kg and 3000kg.

Heavy duty tandem universal trailer

What are Heavy Duty Trailers Used For?

Heavy duty trailers play a critical role in different industries, such as the construction industry, steel industry, timber industry, and more. They step into these industries and do the work of moving objects faster than the human workforce can accomplish. Here are some uses of heavy duty trailers;

  1. Car Towing

Car towing is probably one of the most common uses of heavy duty trailers. Today, there are car towing companies that operate with car trailers. If a vehicle breaks down on the road, they use trailers to tow it away. Officials at the ports also use heavy duty trailers to move new cars.

  1. Construction

 The construction industry involves moving bulky building materials around. Using site trailers allows the project manager to cut production costs, save time, and maximise productivity. 

  1. Machinery Trailers

Tradespeople can use trailers to move their machinery and equipment around. Some trailers have available PVC covers to protect the machinery from dust, sun, and rain.

  1. Moving Heavy Objects

Another area where trailers are effectively applied is in the steel and timber industry. Personnel in these industries use heavy duty trailers to move heavy objects around the workspace. In the timber industry, trailers are used to transport wood outside the work area. 

Why Do I Need Heavy Duty Trailers?

There are several reasons why you might need heavy duty trailers. Some of them are;

  • Camping

If you love the outdoors and love going camping with your family, you might want to invest in a heavy duty trailer. Your vehicle’s space might not be enough, and you can use the trailer to pack more load. With trailers, you can carry bicycles for some fun activities while camping.

  • Deliveries

Business entrepreneurs who need to make lots of deliveries will significantly benefit from a heavy duty trailer. Trailers can accommodate any cargo, depending on the business. 

While single-axle trailers are cheaper, people who plan to tow heavy cargo frequently are better off with heavy duty trailers. Whether you need a box trailer, flat deck trailer, enclosed trailer, or universal trailer depends on your peculiar haulage needs. 

Trailers 2000 specialises in building trailers that stand the test of time. Our heavy duty trailers have the best materials to handle the Australian terrain. Contact a Trailers 2000 expert today to get the perfect heavy duty trailer.