The epitome of safety, style and strength, the Ifor Williams range of horse floats are highly regarded in the UK and Europe. Now they are available in NSW.
For 50 years, people have put their trust in Ifor Williams trailers. As specialists in trailer design and engineering, they have continued to set the standard both in the UK and throughout much of Europe.
Ifor Williams are an independent company with one focus: to build the best products on the market. More than 30,000 people choose Ifor Williams trailers each year.
The company’s dedicated investment in new technologies and materials ensures that their products continue to exceed the expectations of customers. They understand that quality, strength, value and ease of maintenance are of vital importance to the end user.
The Ifor Williams HorseBox trailers are now available through East Coast Trailers, NSW.
Robert Clark, co-founder of East Coast Trailers explains “Growing up on a farm in the UK I had a good knowledge of Ifor Williams as their range of trailers get used a lot in the Agriculture Industry, from livestock trailers, horse floats, general duty and tipper trailers.”
“This along with the factory being 50 miles from home meant that Ifor Williams was a household name.”
In 2006 when Robert’s family moved to the Central Coast of New South Wales to live he started looking around for a decent tipper trailer to use for building work.
“I couldn’t find one,” he says, “so I Googled “Ifor Williams” and found Bindoon Tractors in WA was the only importer for their trailers here in Australia.”
With East Coast Trailers business partner Eamon Corless the pair started to look at the local market and realized there was a need for superior quality trailers at a reasonable price so they set about becoming an agent for Ifor Williams in NSW.
“This enabled us to be able to offer these high quality trailers to the East Coast of Australia, hence our trading name East Coast Trailers,” said Eamon.
Ifor’s experience of over 50 years in the agricultural industry convinced Robert and Eamon that their trailers were the right product for Australia.
“Ifor Williams trailers offer outstanding value for money and quality when compared to other makes available here in Australia, they are a modern looking, high spec float, this is something which no other float manufacturer has tackled in over 30 years,” says Eamon. “Cars and trucks have all gone through design and safety feature upgrades over the years, why not trailers and floats?”
A simple feature like a solid Aluminium floor can save the owner thousands of dollars over a horse float’s life, so Ifor Williams have incorporated this feature in their floats along with Composite Aluminium side panels instead of colorbond which will rust in time.
Internationally, Ifor Williams Trailers historically benefit from low depreciation, meaning if you decide to sell or part-exchange your trailer in the future, you can be sure to achieve an excellent re-sale value.
“These are many benefits and features, including the two just mentioned, which enhance the aesthetics and use of the float,” says Robert. “Others that are unique to the Ifor range are the front off loading ramp, the external quick release breast bars, gas strut assisted ramps, high cross flow ventilation, quick release door catches, restyled soft form mudguards and independent hand braking system.”
Another very attractive feature is the higher than usual extending rear ramp with non slip rubber matting which gives a lower loading angle when leading your horse onto the float. This means less chance of a slip in messy or wet conditions or from a nervy horse and is just one of the many safety features of these floats.
“All these safety features mentioned, along with the stylish look of the Ifor, come as a standard not an extra, giving you outstanding value for money,” finishes Eamon. “Which on top of the friendly service and support we offer to our customers, gives you an enjoyable, long lasting and worthwhile experience.”
Ifor Williams HorseBox retails from around $14,000 plus on-road costs.
Visit East Coast Trailers to find out more about the Ifor Williams floats.
Story Credit: Geraldine Chapman, horseyard.com.au
0420 556 232 (Eamon Corless).
Location: Gosford 2250 NSW.
East Coast Trailers PTY LTD
Started early this year (2010) to promote the Ifor Williams range of horse floats and commercial trailers. Our task is to provide greater choice and quality products to Australians, changing the industry and advancing high standards and safety.
Mr. Eamon Corless
P: 0420 556 232
M: 0420 556 232