Posted on: 31 May 2019
If you're in the market for a new trailer, then you may have thought that you'd go for a regular static box model. You know that this kind of trailer can carry all your tools and equipment. However, it may be worth looking at investing in a tipper trailer rather than a regular one. A tipping function may make a trailer more useful in your everyday jobs.
How do these trailers work, and what are the benefits of buying one?
How Do Tipping Trailers Work?
Like all tradesman trailers, a tipping trailer is pulled along by a vehicle. The difference here is that the trailer doesn't just stay in one position all the time. It can tip up. So, for example, if you buy a hydraulic box trailer, then the box will sit flat on the trailer as you carry it around. When you park up, then you can use the hydraulic controls to tip the box up at one end
Depending on the model of trailer you choose, you can get different levels of tipping heights on the trailer. Some models also allow you to tip the box up from either end.
What Are the Benefits of Tipper Trailers?
Adding the ability to tip could make your new trailer more useful for your business. When the trailer is in its normal position, you can load it up with all your gear and take it on jobs with you as usual.
While a tipping function doesn't affect the way you transport tools and equipment, it can add a useful functionality to the trailer. It can turn a regular trailer into a mini dump truck. This reduces the amount of manual labour you may need to do when you're disposing of job waste or moving materials around a site.
So, for example, if you run a landscaping or tree lopping business, then you can use the trailer to carry away unwanted grass, soil, branches and leaves after a job. If you're a builder, you can fill the trailer with sand or other materials you need to do part of a job.
All you need to do now is to drive to the place where you need to dump or use the trailer load. Once you position the trailer, you simply use its controls to tip the box up. Whatever is in there will be dumped out on the ground.
To learn more about the advantages of choosing a tipping trailer, talk to your equipment supplier. They can show you different models and talk you through how they work.Share