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Some Practical Uses for Millroad Utility Trailers

 trailer is a significant investment for most people. It doesn’t matter if you are buying it as part of your business, to transport your sports equipment or for general use, the trailer you choose needs to be able to do the job you expect of it.There are several great trailer manufacturers in Canada, and this means that you can get almost anything you want, from a basic utility trailer to a custom-designed masterpiece with all the accessories. It is your budget and requirements that will ultimately determine what you buy.


A small open utility trailer is ideal for anyone looking for a basic entry level multipurpose trailer. Your entry level trailer won’t come with any customization or special features but for many people, it is all they will ever need. This is the ideal choice for a homeowner or landlord who wants a convenient way to transport garden supplies, building materials, plants, furniture and household appliances from one property to another.Many small landscaping and lawn care companies own at least one basic open utility trailer for transporting equipment, tools, compost and garden waste to and from homes. These trailers are great for small, new landscaping, remodeling or building businesses with limited budgets.


Weekend warriors with a variety of sports gear and hobby equipment love utility trailers. They are the easiest and most convenient way to transport motorbikes, snowmobiles, ATV’s, jet skis, cars, and boats. No matter what toys you own, there will be a utility trailer that can get you where you want to go. Flatdeck and utility trailers can also be customized with extra D-rings, recessed floor ties and other features to ensure that your precious cargo is safe and secure at all times on the road. The bigger your budget the more you will be able to customize your trailer to suit your adventure needs.


Factories, construction businesses, industrial companies, and manufacturing plants always need to haul goods, machinery and equipment from one site to another or make deliveries to customers. Owning several different size flatbed and utility trailers, with different build specifications and features, is useful and allows them to meet their customer’s needs and transport goods according to their own timetable.


Millroad Manufacturing is an Ontario based trailer manufacturer that specializes in building high-quality aluminum open trailers that are strong, durable and lightweight and comes with a five-year warranty. A Millroad utility or flatbed trailer is a good choice for anyone looking for a versatile, open trailer that can be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you are a weekend warrior taking your snowmobiles to the mountains, a horse owner hauling hay, or a landscaping business looking for a reliable workhorse, a Millroad trailer will get the job done for you.Millroad trailers come in various sizes, from 6′ up to 53′ in length and you can choose between single, tandem and tri-axles as well as electric or hydraulic brakes. Millroad trailers can also be customized to suit your needs, with D-rings, recessed floor ties, LED lighting, various size and shape lockable tool boxes, spare tires, a choice of tongue jacks and aluminium wheels.Buying a utility trailer is exciting but for some people, it can be daunting. If you are unsure of what you need or are looking for any advice, McFarlane’s will be able to help you. We have been in the business long enough to know what suits your needs. Big or smaller, lightweight or robust, McFarlane’s has a utility or flatdeck trailer for you and we will help you make the best choice for your budget.

Renting a Trailer from McFarlanes for DIY Projects

Some people are DIY enthusiasts and others only when they have to but whatever your reason, there are times when you will need a trailer to haul your materials from the store to your home. Small projects may only require a few supplies but if you are tackling a major home reno or garden makeover, you might require a large amount of material and that is when you need to rent a trailer. The best thing about renting a trailer is that you can get exactly what you need when you need it and when you are done, you simply return it.


Trailers come in all shapes and sizes and the beauty of renting is that you can choose the perfect trailer for the job and you don’t need to look at too many of the specs or get something that is multipurpose.Before you rent a trailer, think about what you are going to be doing and how much material you will have to transport. Also, think about the type of material as that will influence how robust the trailer will need to be. You do not want to overload or damage the trailer as you will be liable for any repairs.If you are getting your garden ready for the spring, then you will need to rent a basic landscape trailer. Since you are renting for a once off job, you won’t need a trailer with all the bells and whistles. For most garden projects a simple open flatbed trailer will be perfect, especially for collecting compost or removing garden waste.If you are doing a home reno or large DIY project, you might have to rent a trailer for a few days. Take a look at the materials that you will be transporting and then decide what type of trailer best suits your needs. The trailer will have to be big enough to transport your largest supplies. If you are transporting timber, you will definitely need a longer trailer than if you are just buying paint and smaller items.


Trailers can be either open or enclosed and what you choose will depend entirely on your project. An open flatbed trailer is just that, open and flat. It is great for transporting garden material, building rubble and timber. Alternatively, an enclosed trailer comes with a roof and is a great option if you have supplies and materials that you want to protect from the elements.An enclosed trailer is usually the best option in the winter as it will keep your supplies dry. If you are using an open trailer in the winter, you will probably need to buy a tarp to protect your materials from the rain. Another advantage of an enclosed trailer is that if your project is going to take a few days or weeks you can use the trailer to store your supplies and simply lock the doors at night.


When renting a trailer, you will need to consider your towing vehicle. Not every vehicle is suitable for towing every kind of trailer and the towing capacity of a vehicle is determined by the manufacturer for your safety and can’t be changed. It takes into account your vehicle configuration, chassis, engine, transmission, rear axle, and weight and can vary significantly between different makes and models. If you need to rent a larger trailer to transport building supplies, then make sure that your vehicle will be able to tow it. Fortunately, this is not as complicated as it sounds, and if you rent your trailer from a reputable company, like McFarlane’s, they will make sure that your tow vehicle is up to the job.McFarlane’s has a wide range of trailers to rent or buy, so make us your first stop for all your trailer needs.