Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Trailers allow to expand the possibilities of a passenger car in terms of transportation of goods. The presence of this device on wheels simplifies the transportation of swimming facilities or motor vehicles, building materials or furniture. Therefore, for each specific job, a certain type of trailer is required. The domestic market is dominated by products from Russian manufacturers. Recommendations of our experts will help you choose a model with the best combination of price and quality.
- How to choose a light trailer
- Rating of the best manufacturers of light trailers
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How to choose a light trailer
Types of structures. For the manufacture of light trailers, 4 types of structures are most often used.
- Onboard models are versatile, they are designed for the transportation of small-sized building materials, furniture, commercial goods.
- Frame structures are made for the transportation of special cargo and water transport. They are equipped with additional cradles, rollers and winches.
- Special trailers are used to transport vehicles, mobile compressor or pumping stations, beehives, etc. The models have a narrow focus, which is reflected in the design features.
- A mobile home is a closed type trailer in which conditions are created for the temporary residence of several people. Many models are equipped with kitchens, bedrooms and seating areas.
Drawer. The drawbar is an extension of the frame in the trailer. It can have several configurations.
- The straight drawbar is simple, this configuration lightens the weight of the trailer and makes the model cheaper. But the use of a straight drawbar limits the lifting capacity of the device. In addition, the trailer sways when driving.
- A- and V-shaped drawbars have maximum strength. Such designs look better in terms of balancing the trailer while driving.
Body part. Several popular materials are used for the bodywork.
- Perforated steel is most commonly used for onboard models. Corrosion protection is provided by zinc or paint coating.
- A budget option for body design is the use of moisture-resistant plywood. But the wear resistance and durability of such a structure is much lower than that of steel modifications.
Suspension. To transport heavy loads, you need to be responsible for your choice of suspension.
- The leaf spring suspension has the maximum carrying capacity. It is installed on different types of trailers. Experts attribute simplicity and reliability to the pluses. The disadvantages include rigidity, which is especially felt when driving with an unloaded trailer.
- The torsion bar suspension gives the trailer a smooth ride that provides a spring mechanism. But the carrying capacity of such a model is limited.
Lighting engineering. All light trailers must be equipped with lighting devices. In addition to reflective elements, products are equipped with active lighting. Usually, light trailers operate on an on-board network with a voltage of 12 V. In the basic configuration, there should be parking lights, brake lights, turns, license plate lights, reversing lights and fog lights.
We have selected 9 best light trailer manufacturers for our review. They supply their products to all regions of the country. When compiling the rating, the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of Russian motorists were taken into account.
Rating of the best manufacturers of light trailers
|Rating of the best manufacturers of light trailers||1||MZSA||5.0|
The Moscow Specialized Automobile Plant occupies a leading position in the Russian market for light trailers. The enterprise is included in the TOP-10 of the largest factories in Europe. Experts have given the palm to the MZSA for the full adaptation of trailed equipment to domestic roads. The company was founded in 1948, in history there were both government awards and recognition of international experts. And in 2013 the company received the honorary title “The Best Product of Russia”. The production sites are organized in accordance with the requirements of sanitary-epidemiological and fire-prevention standards.
Motorists are pleased with the rich range of trailers, from general purpose models to specialized products. The advantages of the brand include an affordable price and high-quality assembly.
- modern production;
- high-quality manufacturing;
- a wide range of;
- reasonable prices.
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The leading role in the industrial sector of the Kurgan region is played by the Kurganmashzavod company. This largest company, founded in 1950, began with the production of heavy cranes. After 4 years, the plant mastered the production of military equipment, and today it is one of the leaders among defense enterprises. But in addition to military products, the company pays enough attention to the civilian direction. Russian motorists managed to appreciate the Kurgan trailers at their true worth. The consumer is offered both universal models for the transportation of household and construction goods, and special products for the transportation of ATVs and snowmobiles.
The experts gave the brand second place in the rating for thoughtful designs, durable corrosion protection and affordable prices. Of the minuses, unreliable wiring is noted.
- light weight;
- durable corrosion protection;
- sturdy frame;
- reliable springs.
- weak wiring.
SST company was founded in 2011. The main direction of the SaranskSpetsTechnika enterprise is the manufacture of light trailers. To create new developments, the manufacturer organized a design bureau, in which engineers and designers generate new ideas. Many trailers have Saransk patents. Experts highly appreciated the rich assortment of products, 35 basic models are offered to the consumer, and the number of modifications exceeds 100. The manufacturer received certificates from the Customs Union in 2018, so the sales market has expanded significantly.
The brand received a place in the top three of the rating for positive reviews from motorists. They praise trailers for their low cost, carrying capacity, moisture resistance. But not all users like the use of plywood.
- low price;
- own developments;
- rich assortment;
- quality certificates.
- plywood sheathing.
In 2017, VEKTOR celebrated its 20th anniversary. The logo of the brand also has the name of OOO TD “Trailers LAV”. Our experts liked the manufacturer with its own developments. The catalog contains models for the transportation of boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, cars and helicopters. The assortment consists of about 70 items. Products are supplied not only to the car market, but also to government agencies (Ministry of Emergency Situations, FSB, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defense). The company has been certified according to international standards, which made it possible to supply trailers to the CIS countries and the European Union.
The brand is one step away from the top three in the rating due to poor corrosion protection. Trailers quickly rust, “holes” appear in thin metal, which adds to the worries of the owners.
- a wide range of;
- international certificates.
- trailers rust quickly.
The company Kremen began its activity with the trade in light trailers. In 2014, the enterprise was reoriented towards production. Modern equipment was brought to the workshops, the personnel department gathered highly qualified personnel. The design office began to generate unique designs, which very quickly found their embodiment in metal. Due to the well-coordinated work of the entire team, the manufacturer managed to withstand tough competition in the Russian car market. Experts praised the brand for striving to produce good quality, affordable products.
Judging by user reviews, the manufacturer needs to work on the quality of the painting. This primarily concerns the trailer frame. Therefore, the brand is on the fifth line of our rating.
- affordable price;
- good overall dimensions;
- many modifications;
- thoughtful designs.
- weak paintwork.
The LAKER company specializes in the production of boats and boats. But there is a section in the manufacturer's catalog dedicated to light trailers. Experts note a competent pricing policy, which is complemented by simplicity and reliability of structures. The manufacturer offers three types of trailers.
General purpose models are workhorses that can be used to transport goods. These are flatbed trailers, platforms and drags.
A line of carriages has been created especially for the transportation of boats and boats. By developing watercraft, LAKER engineers manage to create comfortable trailers for them.
Several models are specially designed for ATV fans. Some trailers use a standard base design, others have a reinforced platform.
- simplicity and reliability;
- acceptable prices;
- good quality;
- long-lasting corrosion protection.
- modest assortment.
The Russian company Trailer began its activity in 1991. After 6 years, the first trailers were offered to the consumer. Initially, the focus was on quality, reliability and affordable prices. Until today, the manufacturer strictly follows the chosen strategy, thanks to which it managed to occupy its niche in the car market. Experts note the presence of certificates and a one-year warranty for products. The sturdy frame deserves special praise, it is protected from corrosion by a zinc coating with a thickness of over 100 microns. The brand ranks seventh in our ranking.
Motorists praise Trailer trailers for their thick metal, reliable frame, complete set and reasonable price. Short-lived wheel bearings and cheap hardware products are often mentioned among the shortcomings.
- sturdy frame;
- hot-dip galvanized;
- rich assortment;
- reasonable prices.
- short-lived bearings;
- cheap hardware.
The St. Petersburg company Baltic Marine Group began its development with the sale of trailers from the USA. In 2011 the company organized its own production. The manufacturer specializes in the manufacture of trailers for boats. The catalog contains both uniaxial and biaxial models. The experts included the brand in our rating for striving to find an approach to any client. The company offers both leaf spring structures and trailers with torsion bar suspension. A zinc or paint coating is used to protect against corrosion.
The owners of PRESTIGE trailers praise the ease of operation, the possibility of adjusting the suspension relative to the frame, and high-quality electrical equipment. Users of the product are criticized for poor-quality assembly.
- thoughtful designs;
- quality materials;
- variety of modifications;
- reliable protection against corrosion.
- poor quality assembly;
- limited range.
The products of the company Voronezh trailers are considered a strong middle peasant among motorists. The manufacturer offers a fairly wide model range, which is divided into 3 series (Progress, Favorite, Prestige). Each of them has several modifications. The most popular are trailers from the Prestige line. There are both budget and expensive models here. A zinc or paint coating is used to protect steel from corrosion. The experts were especially interested in the Beekeeper trailer. It is made on a two-axle platform, the model has a low sidewall and a V-shaped drawbar.
The brand is at the bottom of our rating, as users note a number of flaws. Some owners reinforce the tailgate, others complain about the lack of separate room lighting.
- wide range of models;
- high-quality corrosion protection;
- acceptable prices;
- constructive flaws.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.