Tipping Trailers

FarmChief’s VGM Trailers are built to haul the heavy stuff, including rocks, hard fill and gravel. And they’re great little earners!

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Features and Benefits

Ideal for any kind of construction, or working on lane ways for dairy or cropping, VGM Trailers are becoming a favourite with local contractors and large-scale farming operations. The ability to add a silage crate adds capacity above and beyond the conventional, and gives extra flexibility. For contractors it also gives the potential of an additional revenue stream – working on public roading during the traditionally quieter winter months. (Something worth thinking about.) A big advantage is its ability when the going gets wet. In conditions where trucks would probably give up, the tractor-towed trailers power through. That’s thanks to wide flotation tyres. All VGM trailers have standard monocoque bodies giving them great strength. The trailers also boast a hard box body which allows them to cart any type of materials, including the heavy stuff. The super-robust steel construction, and few moving parts means the trailers are virtually maintenance-free, hold their value, and will out-last most of us. In case you want to try one out, to see how it fits your operation, we have leasing options available, in addition to some deals. Talk to us, we’ll work something out.

Technical Specifications

Model

Capacity

No. of axles

Track width

length

Width

HP Required

HUT

12 tonnes

2

1.75m

4m

2.03m

100+

ZK 10

10 tonnes

2

1.75m

4.00m

2.25m

100+

ZK 14

14 tonnes

2

1.75m

4.30m

2.40m

140+

ZK 18

18 tonnes

2

1.95m

4.50m

2.55m

180+

ZK 22

22 tonnes

2

1.95

5.00m

2.55m

200+

ZK 30

30 tonnes

3

2.05m

6.70m

2.55m

250+

Testimonials

Marcus's View

Marcus Tuck farms a 400 cow dairy unit on the West Coast near Rotomanu. After 30 years in Rotorua, he moved there to be closer to family farming in the area and despite his considerable experience it meant facing a few new challenges.

On the West Coast, as Marcus points out, it takes almost no time for a creek to turn into a torrent. The resulting damage to culverts and banks on the farm can be significant, if not severe. “We lost the main culvert behind the house three times in one year, so the cows couldn’t cross to be milked.”

Before purchasing his VGM tip trailer, Marcus had a 6 ton, wood-deck tip trailer used for carting rocks. However it simply didn’t have the strength, or capacity, to effectively handle the job and the deck was getting damaged.

Marcus says the need for maintenance is at least monthly and that’s where the VGM trailer proves its worth. He’s also uses it for routine track up-keep, mostly for animal health reasons – to avoid foot problems.

In the first two weeks of owning the tip trailer, Marcus reckons he moved around 350 tons of gravel. “It’s become very handy very quickly. The jobs that needed to be done have been done.” Before that, he says, he simply didn’t have the kit.

Since moving to the West Coast, Marcus says he’s been keen to learn from neighbours, to remain humble, and to keep an open mind. “I like to listen to what they’ve got to say. It adds to your knowledge and understanding.

“It’s hard to beat a good day on the West Coast and it’s hard to beat a bad day. The next day will be brilliantly fine.”

- VGM ZK10 Tipping Trailer

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