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Ticking the Boxes: What to Consider When Shopping For a Box Trailer

A box trailer is one of the most reliable trailer varieties on the market. With its titular boxed design providing support and stability to items during transport, it’s no surprise that they have become the go-to choice for many professionals and individuals across Australia and beyond. However, because of this versatility in use, a wide range of box trailers have been designed and manufactured, each with its own benefits and drawbacks when compared to similar trailers.

Big Man Trailer Co’s box trailer range is no exception to this, boasting a number of different sizes and capacities to suit the buyer’s requirements. So, to help you choose the right trailer for the job, here are a few things to consider when shopping for your box trailer.


What Will You Be Using the Box Trailer For?

Galvanised Cage TrailerThe question of what a box trailer will be used for will be simple for some of our readers, but it can actually take a little forethought to consider fully. A box trailer will, after all, have a certain size and weight capacity, and if you end up having a lot of tasks that don’t match up with what your box trailer is capable of, it will be much harder to find a solution after you’ve made the purchase.

All of this is to say that you should think about the jobs you’re likely to need your box trailer for and then work backwards from there. A trailer can be an important purchase for many people, so it’s best to get it right the first time. Make sure to check the load capacity for each model, and if you’re unsure about which one will be the right fit for you, contact your trailer provider for some guidance.


trailers modelWhat Height, Length & Width Will You Be Needing?

Once you’ve figured out what you will be primarily using your box trailer for, it’s important to consider how large the things you’ll be transporting are in each direction. Assuming your trailer is open rather than enclosed with a cage, there will be a small amount of wiggle room in terms of size, but you don’t want to be relying on that as you’re transporting items on the roads. If you are using your box trailer for work, take some time to measure out your materials and the types of items you’ll be carrying, as even a few inches in either direction can change how you’ll be able to use it.


Is the Box Trailer Appropriately Weatherproofed?

This can be a surprisingly pertinent question, as you’d assume that any well-made trailer is adequately waterproofed, weatherproofed, and ready for any elements it’s almost certain to experience. This is certainly true for most modern trailers, as can be seen in the galvanised coatings of Big Man Trailer Co trailers, but if you’re considering buying used, that’s a different story.

When improperly cared for or simply due to wear and tear over the years, in some cases, the weatherproofing of a trailer can be compromised. This is something that can be fixed, but if a trailer is already starting to show signs of rust and damage, even in small areas, it can be cause for concern. This is why we suggest buying new in most cases, especially if the box trailer is needed for frequent work usage.


What Kinds of Terrains Will You Be Driving On?

Whilst most box trailers are designed to be durable and sturdy, there are inevitably going to be conditions in which this won’t be enough. This is mainly the case for intense off-road use, which some trailers aren’t made for. If you are in a situation where off-roading with a box trailer is a necessity, this will generally require a special off-road trailer for safety purposes. At Big Man Trailer Co, we stock a number of commercial and domestic box trailers, so you will have a lot to choose from when making your purchase.


Box trailers are incredibly versatile for those who require some extra towing space, and if you’re on the hunt for a new model, Big Man Trailer Co has you covered. Our box trailers offer high-quality manufacturing and a premium galvanised coating to provide additional protection from the elements. To learn more, explore our full trailer range, or visit our trailer blog for more trailer tips and tricks.

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