Scaffolding Trailer Hire: 24ft (7m) 5t – 16t

We have a selection of single and tandem axle scaffolding trailers available. They can be either framed or flatbed depending on customer requirements. Ramps can be fitted on some of the larger trailers, making them capable of moving equipment such as drilling rigs or excavators safely around site.

Scaffolding Trailer Selection:

  • Check the towing vehicle’s “Gross Vehicle Weight” capacity before selecting a trailer. It will be on a plate in the cab. This is the maximum combined weight of the trailer, load and towing vehicle and must never be exceeded.
  • Check that the braking systems are compatible between the towing vehicle and the trailer.
  • Additional training WILL be required if you only have a licence for the towing vehicle.
  • CPCS ‘competancy’ cards may not cover the towing of a scaffolding trailer at all. Check with your training provider or call our office for more inforation.

Scaffolding Trailer Safety:

To prevent runaway, our scaffold trailers can be fitted with an ‘Emergency Breakaway Cable’ where, if a trailer becomes detached from the tractor a sacrificial cable applies the trailer parking brake and stops the trailer safely. NEVER use a so called “safety”cable which:

  • Doesn’t directly apply the parking brake and,
  • Won’t snap; this can cause rearwards overturning of the towing vehicle and is very dangerous.

Towing a trailer on the road?: If a trailer is to be towed on the public highway and you aren’t connected to agricultural or forestry operations, here are the rules that you MUST follow in order to be road legal:

  1. The towing vehicle MUST be on white diesel (No exceptions).
  2. The towing vehicle MUST be constructed to not exceed 40kph (25mph). Above 40kph requires an MOT.
  3. Max. CGVW MUST NOT exceed 31,000kgs (towing vehicle, trailer, dolly and load).
  4. Accumulative braking on at least half of the trailer axles (Section 16 of the Construction and Use Regulations).
  5. Full road lighting (if used at night only).
  6. Flashing orange beacon on towing vehicle (if used on a duel carriageway only).
  7. The driver MUST hold a category C+E driving licence (HGV).
  8. ‘Agricultural Tractor’ taxation class for towing vehicle.

Do you have any questions for us? We’d be happy to help.

Talk to us about what equipment you need, conditions you’ll be working in and your drivers’ training.

Call: (01469) 540428 or email info@jcplant.co.uk