Construction industries, cleaners, and other industries tend to work with many materials and generate a lot of waste. These materials need to be carried from one place to another, whether for use or disuse.
Australia has an abundance of utility vehicles used for such purposes. Since the market for such vehicles is continuously increasing, Australians dedicate the end of the financial year for such purchases as they are available at subsidized prices. Truck, ute vehicle and trailer are popular choices for Aussie traders. Each of these trucks has their makes and are used for different purposes.
In Australia, there are over 500,000 registered heavy-duty vehicles used for a variety of purposes. Furthermore, a report jointly published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Trucking Industry Council reports that the average life of these vehicles is 13.84 years!
Utility vehicles are used to carry heavy items. Open-backed cars are typically used for camping and canopies in the Aussie outbacks. In 2021 alone, over 600,000 such vehicles were sold! They can be used for storage as well since they have several embedded cabinets that can be easily accessed.
Tow trucks and trailers, on the other hand, are used for carrying and transporting items. Such vehicles are also used in freight and fleet services due to their heavy-duty ability. What’s more? They can also move broken parts, waste parts and other secondary commodities that are otherwise difficult to transport.
What are trailers?
Trailers are popular vehicles in Australia, especially in the construction and waste management industries. It typically consists of a trailer or a storage basket that is powered and will be dragged around by a powered automobile. They can be used as recreational vehicles or travel trailers where they are connected to big cars with minimal living facilities.
Some of these trailers are made for personal use and may be small in size and storage compared to others made for commercial purposes. In the latter case, the trailers will often be part of a giant vehicle called a semi-trailer truck that is used for freight and cargo.
Types of Trailers
There are over ten different types of trailers available in the market. Based on the purpose, size, storage capacity, and the number of control axles, the vehicle changes. Here is the list of the most popular varieties:
- Full-trailer: Full trailers are vehicles supported by both front and rear axles. These trailers are moved by pulling them with a drawbar. Such trucks are used for commercial purposes only where the trailer gets manufactured according to the company’s specifications. Bathtub tippers, flat decks and box trucks are examples.
- Semi-trailer: Semi-trailers differ from full-trailers in that they lack a front axle. A rear axle supports them, and a large part of its load gets transferred to a dolly or a road tractor. Dolly is a colloquial Aussie term used to refer to a detachable front axle. Semi-trailer trucks usually have legs to support the trailer alone when uncoupled from the truck.
- Tipper trailer: These trailers are very popular in Australia, especially in New South Wales. Tip trailers have a broad-based trailer that is used for surface transportation of goods and other commodities. Typically, they are used in construction sites to haul and dump a large amount of debris and construction materials like bricks and gravel. In waste management industries and other scientific industries, removal of garbage becomes impossible without a tip trailer!