HBX and HBE Horse Trailers
What is the new Ifor Williams Horse Trailer that has been launched? Well Read On:
As part of Ifor William's 60th anniversary celebrations they officially opened their new £5 million factory at Sandycroft, Flintshire where they unveiled 2 new horse trailer ranges, the HBX and the HBE ranges
The body of the flagship HBX trailer is constructed of aluminium which makes it stronger, very lightweight and hence easier to tow. It will apparently host lots of new features including the ability to add an awning for either day use or overnight night sleeping (this must be the first of it's kind and a real innovation). the HBX range can carry 2.5 or 2.7 tonnes.
The HBE is aimed at the European market and doesn't have a front window or front unload ramp as is standard practice in Europe. Also, instead of having opening doors above the rear ramp the HBE makes use of a roller blind which is ventilated with a breathable fabric. The HBE horse trailer is also lighter than the HBX trailer and can carry up to 2 tonnes.
Both ranges have been subjected to the usual rigorous testing that Ifor Williams put their trailers through and orders can now be taken, the first deliveries hopefully being before the New Year.
Here are some of the new features of the HBX range:
- Sleek aerodynamic style which incorporates the concept of the floating roof with glazing and black aluminium and tinted glass panels all the way around
- Lower roof in the front for a more aerodynamic effect
- Choice of a built in tack locker as an alternative to the left hand front ramp.
- Opening new tinted windows on the top of the front doors enabling a cross flow of air through (they can also be left slightly ajar). The front of the horsebox also has a window.
- 2 way rear ramp as standard which can come down as a conventional ramp but can also open as a door enabling loading of the trailer with the use of a forklift truck for hay or transporting feed.
- Optional padding inside of the trailer is available
- Optional padded breech and breast bars are available with 4 settings instead of the usual 2 for their height (normal breeching / breast bars are included as standard)
- Awning rail fitted as standard on the side of the trailer to allow an optional inflatable awning made by a leading inflatable awning company. This can be erected in minutes.
- Galvanised chassis
The range of trailers available is the same as the HB range trailers presently available i.e. from single horsebox trailers to the largest double horse trailer
For more information, sizes and specifications click on the links below:
Images taken at the Open Day of Ifor Williams’ 60th anniversary celebrations Sat 22nd September 2018: