Buying a used Low Loader
These trailers are valuable pieces of equipment and tend to be kept for quite some time so the original buyer can recoup their investment. If you can find a late, good condition used low loader then snap it up!
If you are looking at an older low loader trailer then consider the condition and maintenance schedule that it has enjoyed. As an indication, if all of the tyres are on their last legs, this may indicate the condition of the rest of the trailer.
If the trailer is fitted with a winch and/or hydraulic ramps test them to make sure they work perfectly – if possible test the winch with a load.
Low Loader Manufacturers
There are plenty of European manufacturers of low loader trailers – some concentrating on standard tri-axle 40ft low loaders and others concentrating on extendable trailers and those designed for extreme heavy haulage.
Dennison Irish company making lots of types of trailers including Low Loaders
Montracon Part of the Ballyvesey Group, Doancaster based business manufacturers a range of trailers including low loaders.
Nooteboom Dutch manufacturer of specialist low loader and extendable trailers.
Broshuis – Dutch business specialising in low loaders since 1956
Faymonville Family company from Belgium
MAX Trailer (Part of Faymonville Group)