Self-Propelled or Towable Hydraulic Trailers for Boats?

by | Oct 25, 2017 | Boat Trailer Dealer

If your business depends on moving boats from one side of the yard to another, and placing them and removing them from storage, you’ll need to some dependable trailers for the job. However, is it best to get self-propelled or towable hydraulic trailers? Because every company’s needs are unique, here are some helpful tips for choosing the right trailer type.

On the Road

Do you often need to send someone to pick up boats for repairs or service? If you pick up and deliver, you’ll need to have some high-quality and dependable road units for your business. Yet, do you want to use these same trailers in your yard? If your trailers are on the road a lot, it may be cost-effective to use the same ones in the yard, although it’s not the most convenient option.

In the Boat Yard

The size and layout of your yard may be the best factor that determines what kind of hydraulic trailers you should buy. For example, if your yard is large and spacious, then you may have no problems hooking up to a trailer and moving vessels about. Towable units may work just fine.
Maybe your boat yard is small, or space is at a premium. You may want to consider the many benefits of self-propelled units. Here are some of the benefits a motorized trailer can provide:

Four-wheel drive for superior traction

Oscillating axle makes your trailer simple and easy to maneuver

Visibility – the best units give the operator a three hundred sixty degree view while driving. This cannot be matched with a towing vehicle.

Options – video monitor makes moving hydraulic trailers easier.

Which One to Choose?

If you’re still not sure which trailer to buy, contact your boat trailer professionals. They have years of experience and are there to help you make the right decisions.

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