New Aluminum Utility Trailers
The main benefit to aluminum utility trailers is their light weight (in comparison to steel trailers). Customers with light duty tow vehicles benefit greatly from this. Let’s say a customer has a small SUV with a 1500 lb towing capacity. If they buy a Triton 5X10 aluminum utility trailer, they will be able to carry roughly 1100 lbs in the trailer without exceeding their towing capacity. This is because the Triton 5X10 aluminum trailer will weigh only 400 lbs whereas a steel 5x10 utility trailer will weigh roughly 1000 lbs. If a customer were to purchase the 5x10 steel trailers, they would only be able to load it with 500 lbs of cargo before meeting their maximum towing capacity and taxing the vehicle’s transmission.
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Hanna Trailer Supply offers high quality aluminum utility trailers manufactured by Triton and CargoPro. Aluminum utility trailers are light weight, and they offer a high level of corrosion resistance for long life and dependability.
- Aluminum Alloy has about the same yield strength as steel
- Aluminum doesn't require treatment or paint to be rust resistant
- Treating and painting add to the expense of a steel trailer
- Aluminum is lighter, offing a smoother ride and tow
- The lower weight, also translates into higher payload capacity
- Better gas mileage
Warranty / Resale
- With routine cleaning and maintenance aluminum trailers will look new for decades
- Aluminum offers a lower risk investment than steel because the warranties are almost always longer and better than steel
- Because of it's performance, and limited maintenance aluminum offers much higher resale value than steel
Common Anti-Aluminum Myth
Aluminum stresses and tears more easily than a steel trailer
If aluminum is such an inferior building material, why is its resale value consistently higher than steel? Why do you rarely find a steel trailer warranty that is longer than the warranty on an aluminum trailer? For that matter, why do people who own aluminum trailers keep them longer on average than people who own steel trailers?
If you want to be technical, steel is stronger than aluminum in some respects. It has a higher modulus of elasticity, for instance, which means more force must be applied to steel before it starts to bend. However, aluminum flexes three times as much as steel, which means that aluminum is more likely to spring back to its original shape after being stressed. Steel though, will probably stay bent. Steel also fatigues at lower levels of stress than aluminum, and steel's rigidity makes it more vulnerable to cracking because of its brittleness.
You might also be interested to know that aluminum's lower modulus of elasticity works in its favor as a construction material for trailers. A lower elasticity modulus means that an all-aluminum trailer lessens impact shock loads while on the road, giving your machines a smoother ride and creating a smoother tow for your vehicle.
Aluminum: The Right Metal For The Job
The bottom line is that aluminum is a superior manufacturing material for trailers. While a steel trailer can do the job, an aluminum trailer almost always does it better. It lasts longer, too. You may save money initially, but after watching your trailer eventually wear down to rust and getting a replacement while your friends are still using an all-aluminum trailer, you'll know why so many people consider an all-aluminum trailer to have superior value.
Triton AUT Series Trailer Specifications Chart
Hanna Trailer Supply is a proud member of the North American Trailer Dealers Association. By maintaining our membership in this association of light and medium duty trailer dealers, the employees of Hanna Trailer Supply are able to keep up with the latest trends and education from industry professionals, and through NATDA benefits are able to pass along additional savings and value added services to our customers. Click here to learn more about the NATDA.
When you buy a Triton trailer, Parker Performance trailer, Forest River trailer, Liberty Industries trailer or any other brand name trailer, be sure to look for the NATM decal that signifies the trailer is National Association of Trailer Manufacturers standards compliant for safety and performance. Trailer manufacturers must successfully complete the NATM Compliance Consultation in order to be allowed to use these decals on their trailers. The decal is the only way a trailer buying customer can be certain that a trailer complies with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), as each of these manufacturers must complete their compliance consultation every two years. NATM is proud to uphold and support safety standards throughout the light and medium duty trailer industry. Hanna Trailer Supply offers only the best utility trailers, snowmobile trailers, enclosed trailers, aluminum utility trailers and many more trailers that carry the NATM compliant logo for our customers throughout southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Click here for more consumer information provided by NATM and visit the Hanna Trailer Supply’s trailer sales lot located just south of Mitchell International Airport, on Howell Avenue in Milwaukee county.
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