We are delighted to announce that Ifor Williams are releasing a new range of horse trailers, the HBX range which will be available in 2019.
The sleek lines of the flagship HBX trailer have taken their inspiration from automotive industry with a nod to the sophisticated ruggedness of the Range Rover and its “floating roof”. The other innovation is that the body of the HBX is constructed from aluminium, making it lightweight and easy to tow.
All of them have all undergone a tough testing regime which included being put through their paces at the Warwickshire test track used by all the main automotive companies.
In addition, they’ve also been subjected to extreme weather conditions in a climate chamber where the trailers were subject to freezing arctic conditions alternating with blistering hot conditions.
Orders are being taken now for the new horseboxes which will be widely available in the New Year.
Business Development Manager Peter Nesbitt, the HBX includes a host of new features.
He said: “Our trailers are already known for the robust durability and we have made the HBX even stronger by making the body out of aluminium.
“We wanted to go for a sleek, aerodynamic style so we looked at the vehicles that were going to tow, like the Range Rovers, and we have incorporated the concept of the floating roof with glazing and black aluminium and tinted glass panels all the way around.
“In the front, we’ve lowered the roof to get that aerodynamic effect.
“In addition to being a good-looking trailer, it’s hugely practical because we’ve introduced a second side door so you can now open both sides of the trailer for both horses if you’re transporting two of them.
“You can also open the new tinted windows on the top of the front doors so you can get a cross flow of air through the trailer – there’s also a setting for them to be slight ajar in transit. There’s also a window in the front of the horsebox.
“Another new development is that we now have a two-way rear ramp as standard, so it comes down like a conventional ramp but it can also open like a door so you can load the trailer with a forklift truck when you need to transport feed or bales of hay.
“There is optional padding available for the inside of the trailer, as well as for the breech and breast bars which now have four height settings instead of the original two.
“The range of available sizes is the same as the original HB trailers, so you can have everything from a single horse trailer up to the largest variant.
“Outside the trailer, it also has an awning rail fitted as standard between the roof and glazing and we have teamed up with a leading awning who make brilliant inflatable awnings which you can put up in in a few minutes.