If you are planning to purchase a commercial or domestic trailer, then we think you should familiarise yourself with the following. It will help you understand that we do not compromise on quality or safety. This ensures you are buying a quality trailer.
On every trailer there is a permanently affixed plate, in a prominent external position, giving:
All the materials used in a trailer made at The Trailer Factory are first grade. This includes the steel as well. We do not use cheaper, low grade steel.
The drawbar is securely attached to a substantial portion of the trailer. The drawbar is manufactured to withstand design level forces applied to the centreline of the coupling without distortion, detachment or failure. These forces include Longitudinal Tension and Compression, Transverse Thrust and Vertical Tension and Compression.
When a safety chain is fitted correctly the trailer will be held with its draw bar clear of the ground, should the coupling accidentally disconnect. The chain weight, attachment and design must withstand Longitudinal Tension and Vertical load.
All wiring is secured to the trailer at intervals of not more than 600 millimetres along its length. All wiring is insulated at joints. All wiring is located in such a position that it can neither become overheated nor contact moving parts. All wiring is protected from chafing. An earth return wire is provided between trailer and towing vehicle.
Where hydraulic brakes are fitted, the hoses must comply with Australian Design Rule 7/00. All tubes, hoses and fittings must be located and attached in a way that prevents chafing, kinking and any other mechanical damage, under normal operating conditions. Ranges of braking systems are available, assembled in accordance with the relevant Australian Design Rules: A.D.R.38.2.0. 1 A.D.R.220.127.116.11. A.D.R.18.104.22.168. A/D/R/22.214.171.124.
Axles are manufactured from duraflex steel, which is formulated to cope with flexing. Cheap "pipe" axles are to be avoided.
A large range of options are available to suit different applications. These include both "eye" and "slipper" types. All suspension systems comply to A.D.R. 43.7 Within a group of axles:
All axles in a group must be interconnected by a "loadsharing" suspension except in a close coupled axle group provided that the load carrying capacity of each axle in the group and the wheels and tyres fitted to it is:
50 mm. couplings are fitted as standard, with high tensile steel bolts. For the serious off-roader, either genuine "Trigg" or "Treg" couplings are fitted.
The installation and standards of lamps and reflectors are based on International Codes. Side, tail and brakes lights all comply with A.D.R. 49 Indicator lights comply with A.D.R. 6 Bayonet globes are used as they are more reliable and easier to fit. All trailers over 1800 mm. wide have clearance lights fitted. Trailers wider than 2100 mm. wide have marker lamps fitted. All trailers have front and rear reflectors fitted.
All nuts and bolts and other fixings are plated for longer life. All shackles and U-bolts are fitted with "nyloc" nuts to ensure vibration and normal wear and tear do not loosen them.
All trailers are thoroughly cleaned prior to painting. The paint system includes grey zinc undercoat and 2-3 coats of hammertone paint, as standard. There are a wide range of colours to choose from. Finish options also include two-pack epoxy, industrial enamel and full or partial galvanizing.
All wheel bearings are to automotive standards and compatible with standard Australian manufactured wheels and axles. All bearings are packed with "extreme pressure" grease for longer life and safety.
A 12 month warranty is provided on all trailers covering materials and workmanship. The warranty is based on standard use and excludes normal and fair wear and tear and wheels and tyres.
If you can't find what your looking for, if you have unique requirements or if you are just confused with all the options available, feel free to email us or call on (03) 9761-5533 to discuss your requirements. Or for quotes, pricing or costs, you can complete our Contact Form to specify your requirements.
We believe our trailers are of the highest quality - the best value money can buy.