A Trailer is an attachment part commonly used for transporting goods and materials. Trailers can be broadly classified into two categories – small and large.
Small Trailers and their Uses:
Small trailers may start from bicycle trailers which can carry a load of maximum 60 kg. So, if you are having a small business where in your equipment is small- in terms of size, weight and quantity, even a bicycle trailer will be of great use. Also, if the distance between your business place (the point of loading) and the point of unloading is not far, then too, a bicycle trailer will be handy. Nowadays, electrical bicycle trailers are also available, and hence you can save a lot of energy resources and more importantly your time.
The other advantage of using small trailers for those who have small business is that during the transportation, the small trailers are easy to maneuver on roads, and especially on tough terrains. The small size of these trailers in a way cuts down a number of problems and risks of accidents. Small trailers get filled up quickly and are more economical as the time required for loading and unloading is short.
Small trailers also come of great use when a larger distance is to be covered in limited amount of time. Small trailers are light-weighted and therefore are preferred by those with small businesses. Ideally, small trailers are for those who are into parts manufacturing, wherein the final products are not of massive sizes.
Large Trailers and their Uses:
Large trailers come into picture where there is a need for mass or bulky transportation. Here, mass transportation is in terms of quantity, size and weight. Businesses which are into production of large shipments- both in quantity and size should go for large trailers as the shipments also might require larger space.
In such cases, semi-trailers or semi-trailer trucks are more feasible than the regular small trailers. Large trailers also come in the picture when one needs to transport a single shipment of a larger size and weight. For example, for delivering a windmill blade, a large trailer could be the only solution.
However, drawbacks of large trailers are that they are difficult to maneuver on the roads, take more time in transportation and they have to follow certain restrictive rules related to traffic. In addition to that, their loading and unloading time is on a much higher scale. All these points call for more expenses. The decision between using a small trailer or larger trailer, depends on the shipment to be transported. You can find a large selection of trailers from trusted dealers across Canada that will fit your need and budget at Heavy Duty Direct.