Buying A Hydraulic Tipper Trailer
If you’re planning on buying a tipper trailer, you’ll find the answers to all your questions right here. In this guide, we’ll explain what a tipper trailer is, discuss the main types of tipping trailers for sale in Australia and much more. If you don’t have time to read it all, you’re welcome to call and speak to one of our experts instead. We manufacture and sell various trailers for domestic and commercial use.
What is a tipper trailer?
A tipper trailer is designed to make it easy to unload when you reach your destination by lifting the trailer’s bed at an angle and tipping the contents onto the ground. Like other trailers, they can be pulled behind a car, ute, truck or other capable vehicles.
Why choose a tipper trailer instead of a dumpster?
Buying a tipper trailer could be an excellent idea if you regularly transport soil, sand, mulch, gravel or any other type of loose and potentially heavy materials. Large commercial organisations may choose a dumpster instead, but for smaller companies and individuals, tipping trailers offer some key advantages:
A trailer and car are much easier to manoeuvre than a dumpster, especially in tight spaces. Because of this, they’re normally preferred by tradespeople who mainly work on residential properties.
A tipper trailer will cost a lot less than a dumpster, making it a more attractive option for smaller firms and one-person bands in Australia. Unless you’re moving large quantities of loose materials on your own, it’s unlikely that a dumpster will be a better investment than a trailer.
A trailer can be detached from the vehicle pulling it, which means you can leave it empty or full at any site. You can also lend or rent it out to other tradespeople in your area while still being able to use your car or ute for work. With a dumpster, none of this is possible.
Ease of use —
If you buy a dumpster, you’ll need to obtain a Heavy Rigid (HR) licence to drive it on public roads. With tipping trailers, obtaining a special licence for this purpose is unnecessary. Most people also find it a lot easier to learn how to drive while pulling a trailer than to learn how to drive a large, heavy vehicle such as a dumpster.
With all these advantages, it’s no wonder many people buy a tipper trailer rather than a dumpster.
Factors to consider when buying a tipper trailer
Below are some key factors to consider when evaluating a tipper trailer for sale in Australia.
Tipping mechanism —
You’ll find both electrical and hydraulic options available. A hydraulic mechanism is preferable for loads that are too heavy to tip by yourself. Electric tippers are only designed for very small loads and need to be recharged regularly.
Payload capacity —
Make sure you choose a trailer designed to carry the loads you will be transporting. If the maximum payload capacity is too low, keep looking.
Tare weight —
Your trailer’s empty weight is also important. If it’s unusually heavy, it will be uneconomical to tow.
Quality of construction —
A trailer built to last will always be a better investment than a cheaply made one.
Essential features —
Features such as jockey wheels and tie-down points are essential for all working trailers.
You will, of course, want to consider the trailer’s cost and the location in which it’s being advertised for sale. A new trailer with all the required features and functionality may not be great if you have to drive hundreds of kilometres to collect it and pay more than you had budgeted for.
Call Modern Trailers today
If you live in Adelaide or anywhere in the surrounding area, please don’t hesitate to contact us now to acquire a high-quality, Australian-made tipper trailer at a competitive price. We have a great selection of hydraulic tipper trailers, all built to last for many years.