Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Need Custom Trailer Ideas? How About A Ute-Tray Trailer?

by Connor Peters

Trailers are handy to have around, especially if you own a vehicle that has the capacity to tow. You can use them to transport loads just for your convenience and cost-savings. Instead of buying ready-made trailers on sale, you can have a custom trailer designed and manufactured just for you. A custom trailer gives you even more value because it meets your specific needs. Plus, custom trailers are head-turners. Below, discover what a ute-tray trailer is and how you can get one.

What is a ute tray trailer? A ute-tray trailer is a custom car trailer that has been salvaged/obtained from an actual ute tray. To be more specific, it's a ute tray that has been modified and converted to a be a full-functioning trailer. The ute-tray trailer still looks and works in pretty much the same way it was designed to function by the manufacturer. The only difference here is that it is towed behind a car as a separate unit. The ute-tray trailer can be obtained from any type of ute, including modern pick-up trays.

How is this trailer made? As explained above, for this custom trailer to be created some modifications have to be done. For one, the right ute tray has to be sourced. Common sources include junk yards and recycling yards. Once obtained, the ute tray is cut and taken to a garage where the chassis is modified into an A-frame, complete with a dolly wheel and lock. Most of the tray is left intact--the tray body, the tailgate, the rear lights, the axle and wheels, etc. In this form, the ute-trailer is ready for action and can be used just like any other trailer.

Ideas for ute-tray trailers

  1. You can add a mesh cage over the tray to increase loading capacity and safety.
  2. You can repaint the tray for a customised look or to match it with your car.
  3.  You can add a second axle to allow bulk loading.
  4. You can install a hydraulic arm under the tray to allow automatic dumping.
  5.  If you drive a ute, you can source a ute tray of the same make to create a matching effect between your car and the custom trailer.

Advantages of a ute-tray trailer

  • It's unique.
  • It requires minimal modifications (just the A-frame).
  • It's not hard to source ute trays for such use.

Of course, achieving the right end-result requires expert craftsmanship. So find a custom trailer fabricator to undertake the work for you in order to achieve the best results.


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Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Fencing in a rural setting has to fill a lot more functions than a fence around a residential home. It has to keep your livestock, one of your biggest annual assets, safe. It also has to keep out vermin and possibly be electrified. Thanks to the sheer abundance of fencing on many rural properties, fence installation, upkeep, repair and replacement can also be expensive. Luckily, if you want tips on what you need or how to make it more affordable, I am here to help. Hi, my name is Nicki, and I love living out in the country. I also love writing so decided to put my knowledge about fences to use in this space.