Hints & Tips
A ride-on or garden tractor isn’t only for trimming the lawns and grassy areas.
It’s an essential all-year piece of garden machinery if you have a larger area to maintain and is especially useful at the moment if you have a trailer for carting fallen leaves and prunings, wood for the fire and rubbish to the bonfire.
So here are five top trailers which will turn make the most of your garden tractor this autumn.
The first is the MD 225T Steel Tipping Trailer sturdy and robust enough for a host of tasks around the garden.
The bed of the trailer is made from heavy duty steel for a long life and is finished in a powder-coated paint to minimise corrosion.
It can take a load of up to 225 kg and has a capacity of ten cubic feet.
The tyres are heavy duty 16 in to keep the trailer balanced when towing and add to its strength.
It has a tow bar and a universal link pin making it suitable for any make of model or ride-on or lawn tractor.
It costs £119, delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The next is a versatile trailer which can be pushed along as well as towed, and what’s more it is currently on special offer.
The MD 272PT Tow/Push Dump Cart is a really versatile accessory with a rust free polypropylene body and an angled back to help tipping out the contents.
Perfect for pushing logs or fertilizers over a short distance as well as hitching to the ride-on it has a capacity of 272 kg. The bed of the trailer measures 30.5 in by 41 in and the height is 11 in.
Large pneumatic tyres make it easy to manoeuvre and sturdy axle helps stability.
It is also very light in weight and so is easy to handle and has a hitch pin.
This trailer has a manufacturer’s recommended price of £199 but we have it on offer for £129.
There is a two year maker’s warranty and delivery is free the next working day.
Another and more sturdy trailer on special offer at the moment is the MD 680T Heavy-duty Steel Tipping Trailer.
This is robustly built and made for sterner tasks with a massive 680 kg load capacity. This makes it suitable for general use on campsites and garden centres and similar small businesses.
The dimensions are 155 cm long by 92 cm wide and with a height of 36 cm.
The tail gate can be removed for easier loading of larger items.
Large tyres give the trailer a better ride
The maker’s recommended price for this trailer is £339 but we have it for sale for just £229.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now a trailer which can take pretty hefty loads.
The Agri-Fab 45-0464-LF Smart-Cart Trailer can take loads up to 800 lb and has the added advantage that it can be tipped through the tailgate using a foot pedal.
It has wide profile tyres to improve stability and the tyres are less likely to damage lawns when the trailer is fully laden.
It has a tough polypropylene base and can withstand the knocks and bumps it is likely to receive in general use.
The manufacturer’s recommended price is £429 but we have it for sale for £319.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year maker’s warranty.
And finally a really sturdy dump cart made for those of us who find reversing a trailer difficult.
The Ohio Steel 4048P-HYB Professional Heavy-Duty Swivel Dump Cart is really hardwearing but you can simply pull alongside the rubble pile or compost heap and swivel the cart so ne reversing is needed.
The cart swivels through 100 degrees and will tilt to 60 degrees to empty the contents so there is no unhitching.
The bed of the cart is made from hardwearing polyethylene and corrosion proof.
It has a 12.5 cu ft capacity and can take loads of up to 568 kg.
The pivot hitch means the angle of the cart can be adjusted when towing and it has a clearance of 30.5 cm, useful when towing on uneven paths.
This cart can be towed by quad bikes, small tractors, ride-ons and ATVs thanks to this multi hitch device.
The maker’s recommended price is £599 but we have it for sale for £449.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Don’t forget if you have any queries about which trailer to buy you can phone our team on 08454 588905.
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