Maximus Horsebox

2-Berth Horse Trailer

Overview

  • Multi-Trail has been involved with horse boxes since start of our business in 1989, when the boxes were imported from Germany. We soon realised that South African conditions required something more unique, and designed and manufactured horse boxes suited to the South African market. We now successfully leap every hurdle, from parts availability, to ease of repair and service. We can vouch for structural strength and durability, corrosion resistance and mobility.
     

  • Although we try to keep to South African suppliers, specialty parts are still imported from Germany when local technology, quality and availability does not meet our manufacturing standards. Through many years of experience we have adapted the original concept, and we believe we now offer the best horsebox the South African market. Our horse boxes are elegant, durable, and extremely user friendly. A new box can last for decades and second-hand units have excellent re-sale value.
     

  • Although our two berth Maximus is the most popular model since it can be towed by most medium sized vehicles, we design and build custom-sized horse trailers and horse trucks upon request. Our factory is also fully equipped to do full services and repairs.

 

Maximus Horsebox

Standard Features

  • Unique rigid, robust hollow panel aluminium box construction. Hot-dip galvanized chassis.  Reinforced rear door frame.  This structure stand up to the extreme road and horse impact loads – a design that was refined over many years.

  • Tandem rubber suspension axle, hot dipped galvanized, all 4 wheels braked

  • Wheels 195R14C, spare wheel and spare wheel holder

  • European safety coupler with emergency brake cable

  • Side padding inside box

  • High glass fiber roof with two sliding window

  • Forward facing window to assist the horse with spatial orientation

  • Chest bars with panic quick release function

  • Ramp on gas lifts for easy operation.  Strong ramp locks.

  • Thick (10 mm) rubber mat on the floor and ramp.

  • Non-slip strips on the ramp

  • Swing mounted center partition

  • Spring loaded Tarpaulin blind to close rear

  • Heavy duty jockey wheel

  • Side door

  • Imported windows: pop-out and multiple settings

  • Aluminium floor – strong and resistant to horse urine

  • AKS safety coupling

Pricing & Configurations

STANDARD

Aluminium ramp

Aluminium floor

Front left access door

Panic release for chest bars

Front sliding window

Rubber floor mat

Rubber ramp map (non-slip ridges)

Rubber sheet on sides

Side padding against walls

Rear curtain with automatic roll-up system + access foothold

Top side windows (UV filtered, multi setup windows, pop-out type)

Rear slam gates with padding

High mounted rear lights

Aluminium head partition (stallion bar)

Price (Incl. VAT):

P.O.A.

PREMIUM

Aluminium ramp

Aluminium floor

Front left access door

Panic release for chest bars

Front sliding window

Rubber floor mat

Rubber ramp map (non-slip ridges)

Rubber sheet on sides

Side padding against walls

Rear curtain with automatic roll-up system + access foothold

Top side windows (UV filtered, multi setup windows, pop-out type)

Rear slam gates with padding

High mounted rear lights

Aluminium head partition (stallion Bar)

Aluminium groom box

Groom seat on groom box

Saddle bar

Groom bed

Water tank (plastic) 55 l with holder

Padding on center partition

Price (Incl. VAT):

P.O.A.

EXECUTIVE

Aluminium ramp

Aluminium floor

Front left access door

Panic release for chest bars

Front sliding window

Rubber floor mat

Rubber ramp map (non-slip ridges)

Rubber sheet on sides

Side padding against walls

Rear curtain with automatic roll-up system + access foothold

Top side windows (UV filtered, multi setup windows, pop-out type)

Rear slam gates with padding

High mounted rear lights

Aluminium head partition (stallion bar)

Aluminium groom box

Groom seat on groom box

Saddle bar

Groom bed

Water tank (plastic) 55 l with holder

Padding on center partition

Saddle box with side door on right side

Aluminium paddock

PVC curtain for centre partition

Wireless rear-view camera in horsebox

Price (Incl. VAT):

P.O.A.

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensions Inside

Dimensions Outside

Tare Weight

Payload

L 3150 x W 1700 x H 2300 mm
L 4500 x W 2260 x H 3040 mm
920 kg
1500 kg

 

Selecting a Horesebox

Horses are calmer when they have more head room. Downwards sloping roofs sometimes spook them.

1.

A front window allows the horse to see ahead which also often help the horse to be more relaxed.

3.

A heavy trailer is more difficult to man-handle, it burns more fuel and has a larger dynamic effect on the drawing vehicle.

5.

Horses often lean against the front bar, side, center partition and rear gate of the horse box and therefore these areas need to be strong.

7.

Horse boxes often stand for extended periods in moist environments.  Steel is prone to rust with time, even when painted.  Once rust attacked a steel component it is very difficult to completely remove it during a repair such that it does not start to rust again.  Use corrosion resistant materials like hot dip galvanized steel; stainless steel; aluminium etc.

9.

A light interior also has a calming effect on a horse.

2.

Horses often kick to the back and even to the side.  The rear door and sides need to be able to absorb the impact.

4.

Rear ramps should be easy to lift by hand during opening and closing.

6.

Because the rear of the trailer is not solid (there is a door that is not rigidly fixed), the rear construction and the door-to-frame interaction should be strong enough to withstand road vibration inputs.  As a check: If one shakes the rear of the trailer from side to side, the whole trailer should shake as a unit and not only the rear frame.

8.

Horse urine acccelerates wood rot and rust.  Avoid these materials in the floor area.

10.

© 2019 by Multi-Trail

  • Multi-Trail Instagram
  • Black Facebook Icon