Advantages of Aluminium Trailers
Why is aluminium better than steel?
Unlike steel, aluminum is inherently resistant to rust and corrosion, and it needs no paint or galvanization. Steel trailers not only require painting, but tubular frame construction has been known to rust undetected from the inside, which can result in frame breakage and load damage. Aluminum is stronger than steel and will not weaken because of rust and corrosion. In addition, aluminum’s lighter weight lessens the strain on your towing vehicle which also reduces fuel consumption, the weight of steel adds to both strain and fuel consumption.
Aluminium is a very light metal with a specific weight of 2.7 g/cm3, about a third that of steel. For example, the use of aluminium in trailers reduces dead-weight and fuel consumption while increasing loading capacity.
Aluminium naturally generates a protective oxide coating and is highly corrosion resistant. Steel trailers not only require painting, but tubular frame construction has been known to rust undetected from the inside, which can result in frame breakage and load damage.
Less Fuel Consumption
Aluminium Trailers are lighter than steel, they are easier to tow, demonstrating improved manoeuvrability and lower fuel consumption than their steel counterparts.
Maintenance amounts to washing your trailer down from time to time. Unlike steel and fibreglass, no paint or other materials are needed to protect the aluminium from rust or Ultra Violet light. Your trailer will not deteriorate and will look as good as new simply after being washed down.
Good Resale Value
Aluminium trailer have a high resale value due to the long life and durability of the material. Aluminium trailers, with the additional saving through lower fuel and maintenance costs, adds to the selling potential.