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    Pinto Trailers

    I am in the market for a new trailer.
    What is peoples experience of the Pinto brand ?.
    Looking at a single axle with stock crate.
    Thanks in advance.

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    I have never looked at the pinto brand but recommend the kea trailer had mine for about 14 years with no issue. Got the heavy duty single axle.
    Also have a prescott flat deck trailer at work. Not long after getting it the deck started to delaminating. I was going away and dropped the trailer back to tepuke where my boss was meant to pre warn them Any way i left it there for the day and dropped tools replaced all the deck and fixed the break lines we had damaged all free of charge the same day with no pre warning i was coming. So if you want after sales service my vote goes with prescott trailers

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    Service counts for a lot.

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    Pinto, Kea & Prestcott are all good brands. Companies that are still manufacturing & selling against the Chinese imports speak for them selves. Buy NZ made.
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    look at the tare weight and the gvm to make sure it will handle what you want to carry as a lot of the cheaper trailers can only carry about 500kg load and things like firewood are about a 1000kgs to the cubic metre when wet and gravel is around 1800kgs to the cubic metre.drawbar steel size is important as it is easy to put heavier springs on if the steel is a decent size and thickness.

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    Got one of these......like me it hasn't done a lot of hard work, but is a good bit of kit, imo. Mate bought one also, and he's happy too.

    https://www.traylatrailers.co.nz/

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    got mine from a bloke that builds them in te awamutu (so not far from you) went for the 8x5 because the 8x4 wasnt actually 8x4 iternally built of treadplate galv LED lights cage spare wheel and jockey wheelcost me 2.5k but way better than the chinese shit picked it up on a sunday all warranted and registered ready to roll
    Concept Trailers

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    I bought a Prescott @ 13 years ago and it's been brilliant. Recently broke off a tail gate handle (my mistake) and they sent a replacement for $20, cheaper and easier than trying to fix it. Got an 8 x 5 tilt deck so can fit a quad bike with a 2 wheeler beside it and not need ramps, or if I do for a 2 wheeler I just use the tail gate.

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    Going to have a look at a Titan trailer.
    Mate has a tandem one that looks to pretty robust and well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erniec View Post
    Going to have a look at a Titan trailer.
    Mate has a tandem one that looks to pretty robust and well made.
    Look to be made in China, going by the solid axle beam and their statement saying built to their standard.

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    Tui Trailer’s in Morrinsville are good. NZ made - well priced and robust
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    Orion trailers, pahiatua. The best trailers and service

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    Kea or Briford
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    I wont specify any brand favorites but will say "For fucks sake do your research and buy a NZ manufactured not just nz assembled trailer"

    This wont guarantee you the best trailer but will get you a trailer that at the very least shouldn't bugger off from the back of your vehicle with a load on and drift into a oncoming school bus or mum pushing a pram down the foot path....at least for the first six months.....

    Have a box trailer(nz made) in the yard at the mo the drawbar just cracked and broke off of, just built too light.

    The trouble with trailers and towbars is there is no regulation for wof vehicles, now dont get me wrong I am all for joe blogs with a few clues and skills building his own trailer without going threw welding cert and design cert for wof vehicles, but what that also means is company's both here and overseas try and out "cheap" each other to stay in business and corners are cut relentlessly and sometimes un safely.
    Who checks it....the guy at vtnz? he has no bloody idea if its a good weld or not or if that drawbar is thick enough or if the bloody thing has been designed to carry the load.
    As soon as you go into COF the exact opposite applies, everything has to be designed and certed to extreme/bloody ridiculous overbuild to cover the certifiers arse

    Honestly the shit I have seen come in from China straight of the wharf to my work to be made towable just beggars belief.
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    I hear what you are saying.
    But there is a huge price differential for example in a 8 x 5 trailer with stock crate you can be looking at $3.5k versus $5K plus.
    I have a builder mate who has a "cheap" trailer I think a "Bunnings" one.
    It is used daily carrying timber up 50 k a day 4 wheelers and motorbikes at weekends.
    A bloody sight more work that a Joe Bloggs like myself that may use once a month.
    For a cheap trailer it doesn't appear to be falling to bits.
    I am all for buying NZ new but in the end I will have to look at all options.

 

 

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