Whether you are a landscaper, contractor, farmer, or maintenance worker, a pickup truck is essential for any successful labor business.
Pickup trucks help you carry tools, haul materials, and load up debris. They are strong, durable, and can drive through almost any terrain. They’re typically affordable for businesses that are just starting up, and there are even other options for businesses that don’t have the capital to purchase their own at the outset.
However, sometimes a pickup truck is just not enough. Whether you need to haul heavy machinery or bulky materials, attaching a trailer to your pickup truck can save you a trip and help you get more out of your truck. From moving farm animals to hauling vehicles, there are specific trailers for every occasion. So no matter what industry you work in, here is a list of trailers you can tow with your company pickup.
One of the handiest types of trailers on the market is utility trailers. Utility trailers are enclosed trailers that come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are in the construction business, landscaping business, or junk removal business, utility trailers can help you with almost any job. Tow everything from broken motorcycles and ATVs, small machines, materials, tools, special equipment, and more.
Open Air Trailers
Open-air trailers are another version of utility trailers that consist of a plank floor on wheels with metal rails for protection around three sides. Popular with landscapers open-air trailers are cheaper than enclosed trailers and allow you to easily haul lawnmowers, materials, and other types of equipment. However, it is important to note that since open-air trailers are not enclosed, they are not protected from the elements like wind, rain, snow, and hail. Consider covering your open-air trailer with a tarp or park it in a garage.
Flatbed trailers come in all sizes and shapes, and like open-air trailers, they are not enclosed. There are no sides for flatbed trailers for ease of access when loading and unloading. Flatbed trailers can haul anything from cars, trucks, heavy machinery, hay bails, and more.
One of the biggest trailers in the market is gooseneck trailers. While other trailers can be towed by pickup trucks, vans, and other vehicles gooseneck trailers can only be towed by a truck. Instead of attaching to a ball and hitch on the back of your pickup truck, they connect directly in the bed. While the equipment needed to tow a gooseneck trailer is non-standard, the towing capacity cannot be beaten. Its long neck makes it easy to haul heavy loads without your trailer swaying behind you.
If you are in the farming industry, livestock trailers play an essential role in your everyday operations. Livestock trailers are a type of gooseneck trailer that is enclosed and designed to transport livestock such as horses, cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals.
If your budget doesn’t have room for a dump truck, a dump trailer is the next best thing. Dump trailers have a hoist that is operated by the push of a button, making unloading material a breeze. In addition, dump trailers come in all different sizes and can do anything a dump truck can do for a fraction of the price. Popular with general contractors and landscapers, dump trailers allow you to easily load and unload material, tools, equipment, and debris.
Another type of enclosed trailer, cargo trailers, is specifically designed for loading, unloading, and transporting various types of cargo. Depending on your budget, you can invest in a cargo trailer with either simplified or intricate features. A typical cargo trailer is 10 to 12 feet long and has a door on one side with a back end that drops down to easily load up your cargo.
Find a Trailer That Is Right For You
Depending on the size of your trucks, your industry, and your budget, there is a trailer out there to fit your needs. Make sure you weigh your options carefully to find the right trailer for your business.