Types of trailers and which one will suit you

If you’re planning to move goods, renting a trailer in Mackay can be a convenient and cost-effective solution. However, with so many different types of trailers available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your needs. That’s why we’ve created this guide tp help you understand the different types of trailers and which one will suit you.

Cage trailers for hire

We call some of our trailers, cage trailers. For example, you might find we list a 8×5 Trailer for hire. But, not everyone might understand what that is. So, hear is a list of the common names for what we call ‘cage trailers

  • Box trailer
  • Tandem axle trailer
  • Single axle trailer 
  • Cage trailer
  • Galvanized trailer
  • Tipper trailer
  • Van trailer

These trailers are designed for hauling small to medium-sized loads such as furniture, appliances, garden waste, small equipment, motorbikes, buggies/ATV and rubbish. They are ideal for, farmers, tradies, landscapers, families and companies who need to move goods, equipment and supplies. Cage trailers have multiple variations, like how much it can carry.  Payloads or (carrying capacity) start around 300kg and can go as high as 3500kg. There can be high or low cages fitted to the box trailers, it could have ramp tailgate or maybe the trailer tilts to making unloading a breeze. The size range to choose from makes these trailers the most versatile choice for any job. Sizes in feet include…

  • 6×4 trailer
  • 7×4 trailer
  • 7×5 trailer
  • 8×5 trailer
  • 8×6 trailer
  • 10×5 trailer
  • 10×6 trailer
  • 12×6 trailer
  • 12×7 trailer
  • 14×6 trailer
  • 14×7 trailer
  • 16×7 trailer

Depending on the task at hand, there is certainly a trailer for hire to suit your needs. Simply by considering your own skill level and understanding the tow vehicles towing capacity. There is always an option to suit task at hand.

Utility Trailers for hire

 The word “utility” doesn’t really explain what trailer we are talking about. Trailers that come to mind are trailers for bigger, more specialized jobs. Here is a list utility trailers for those specific, complex jobs…

  • Plant trailer
  • flat top trailer
  • flat deck trailer
  • livestock trailer
  • refrigeration trailer
  • hydraulic tilt/tipper trailer
  • car trailer
  • car carrier
  • car hauler
  • dump/bin trailer
  • horse trailer or float
  • motorbike trailer
  • atv/buggy trailer
  • Beaver tail car trailer
  • equipment trailer
  • tilt car trailer

Different types of trailers are designed to carry specific types of cargo. For example, if your car breaks down and you need to get it to a mechanic, a car trailer or flatbed trailer could come in handy. Similarly, farmers who need to transport livestock can use a livestock trailer. No matter whether you’re working for yourself, setting up a large event, or moving large, complex personal items, utility trailers can be an excellent option due to their versatility.

Enclosed Trailers for hire

10x6 Enclosed Trailer Mackay 1

When it’s time to move to a new home, it can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. The last thing on your mind is trying to remember the name of the type of trailer that’s best for loading your furniture and other belongings. To make things easier, here’s a list of some common names for the type of trailer that’s often used for moving…

  • Enclosed trailer
  • Furniture trailer
  • Pantech trailer
  • Van trailer
  • RV trailer
  • Racecar trailer
  • Enclosed car trailer
  • Cargo trailer
  • Luggage trailer

Hiring an enclosed trailer can offer several benefits for individuals and businesses a like. One of the most significant advantages of an enclosed trailer is the added security it provides for transporting valuable or sensitive items. The enclosed design of the trailer helps to protect against theft, weather elements, and other potential hazards on the road. Enclosed trailers are also highly customizable and can be outfitted with a variety of features and equipment to suit specific needs. They can be outfitted with ramp tailgates, shelves, tiedown points, racks or refrigeration components.  They are versatile and can be used for various purposes, including moving, hauling equipment or merchandise, and transporting vehicles. Additionally, enclosed trailers typically have better aerodynamics, which can result in improved fuel efficiency, making them a cost-effective option for long-distance travel. Overall, hiring an enclosed trailer can be a practical and safe solution for transporting goods and equipment.


Though the names and Varity are vast, the job at hand will ultimately guide you to the trailer you need. If still have any questions or doubts about which trailers will suit your task, you can contact us here.

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