Hiring & Equipment Guides

A collection of guides and information to help you safely and correctly operate our available hire items.

Operating Guides

Use of a trailer

Please read this information before connecting a trailer to your vehicle.

Pre-Journey Safety Checks

Ensure the trailer is connected correctly by following the guide below.
Check brakes and all lights before use. Please note: if you have brake lights and tail lights working but no indicators, and your base plug on your car is the same as the Trailer, simply turn the lead around and the indicators will work.
Check all tyres and ensure there is sufficient tread. It is also recommended to check all tyre pressures, making sure they are at 40psi.
Know the towing capacity of your vehicle and ensure the combined load does not exceed 2 tonnes. Individual trailer weights are listed on their corresponding page on our website.
Ensure your load is positioned with the majority of the weight forward.
Faulty equipment must not be used. Report any faults immediately on 1300 882 187.

Operational Safety Checks

Approved straps must be used at all times to secure load at all 4 corners of the load.
Maximum speed allowed is 100 Kmph
Beware of the space between you and the vehicle in front. Allow more space in case of unexpected braking and stopping distances. Increase this space even more during wet and raining conditions
If swaying occurs do not hit the brakes. Slowly decelerate - or where possible accelerate out - in order to stop swaying. Once the sway is contained, pull over and reposition load.

Car Carriers

Do not use winch as the only form of load securing, as it is not designed for this purpose, and it is also illegal. Do not use winch to unload the vehicle, as is not designed to do this also.
Rotate Winch to ensure its operation. Check cable for any frays.
Check under Trailer to ensure the Loading Ramps are present.

Connecting a Trailer

Please follow this guide on how to connect a trailer before attempting to attach a trailer to your vehicle. This guide is also available as a video on our youtube channel.

Reverse up to trailer

Reverse the vehicle as close to the towball as possible and put the vehicle in park with the handbrake on.

Unlocking the trailer

If required, unlock the trailer using the key provided. You do not need to remove the padlock cover.

Lift coupling onto the towball

Straddle the drawbar and lift from the coupling handle, ensuring you lift with your knees. Line the coupling up with the towball then lower the trailer so it rests over the towball.

Locking the trailer into position

Push the handle down to ensure the latch is in the locked position, making sure that the safety catch locks and the trailer is secure.

Attaching the safety chain

Connect the safety chain to your vehicle using the D shackle provided. Ensure that excess chain does not dangle freely from the vehicle as this will damage the chain.

Connecting the leads

The next step is to connect the wiring lead from the trailer to your vehicle. First connect the lead from the trailer plug, then attach the connector it to your vehicles plug, making sure to correctly line up all pins.

Please note: if you have brake lights and tail lights working but no indicators, and your base plug on your car is the same as the Trailer, simply turn the lead around and the indicators will work.

Preparing brakes

Release the trailers handbrake by lifting the yellow lever from the locking grooves. In order for the trailers brakes to operate the reverse latch must be placed in the open position by lifting it out and away.

Check trailer lights

The final step is to check that the trailers indicators as well as the brake and trail lights are functioning correctly. If the indicators aren't working, re-check step 6 to ensure the leads are correct.