3 Signs of Reliable, Good Quality Trailers in Queensland


If you’re in the market for a new trailer, finding a good quality build is essential for reliable, long-term performance. Unfortunately, there are several cheap overseas manufactured trailers sold in the Australian market so it’s important to be able to recognise the signs of a quality trailer. At Trailers Direct, we offer premium, customisable Australian-made trailers in Queensland. Below are the top three signs of a good quality trailer.


1. Quality Construction


It goes without saying that good quality materials and craftsmanship is a great sign of a quality trailer. For example, is the trailer made of galvanised steel or aluminium? Is the welding perfect? How is the paint job? Does it look as good as it did in photos? The design of the trailer should look sturdy and use quality components throughout. This is especially important when transporting valuable plant and equipment such as lawn mowing equipment in a gardening trailer.


2. Compliant, Safe Design


Determine whether the trailer is Australian made. It should conform to stringent standards including Australian Safety Standards (AS), Australian Design Regulations (ADR) and the Motor Vehicle Standards ACT 1989. This ensures the trailer is reliable and safe. There should also be clear indication of weight capacity, including:

●  Aggregate Trailer Mass (AGM) – The maximum rating the trailer can legally weigh once everything is loaded into it.

●  Gross Trailer Mass (GTM) – The maximum legal weight when the loaded trailer is hitched to the tow vehicle.

●  Gross Combination Mass (GCM) – The maximum legal combined weight of the tow vehicle, trailer, loaded items and passengers.

● Tow Ball Mass (TBM) – The amount of weight a trailer applies to the tow ball of your vehicle.

Ask the seller for this information or if you’re looking at a trailer in person, you can find it stamped on the trailer compliance plate, often called the VIN plate.


 Customisation Options


Trailers come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on what you need to use it for. Quality trailer companies also offer custom trailers, which is a good sign they understand how to build to a high standard. Customisation can involve specifying the size of a cage on a cage trailer, choosing between single and double axel designs, or choosing from a variety of extra parts and accessories, including:

● Shelving

● Toolboxes

● Gas bottle holders

● Jerry can holders

● LED lights

● Spare tyres

● Mudguards

● Tie down hooks

● Clearance lights

● Full ramps and single ramps

● Tilted back

● Steps

● Extra doors

● Jockey wheels

Many businesses rely on trailers that are custom-built for the job, whether as a gardening trailer or for carrying special-purpose tools, transporting vehicles or as a mobile tool shop.


Premium Trailers in Queensland by Trailers Direct


Here at Trailers Direct, we have manufactured premium quality trailers in Queensland for over 20 years. All our trailers conform to Australian standards and can be delivered across the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Call 1300 958 063 or contact us online today for more information.