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Congratulations and welcome aboard to Peter Davis.

Congratulations and welcome aboard to Peter Davis.

Peter has been appointed as our new General Manager.

Peter joins us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry. He has worked in a number of positions including Engineering Manager, State Sales Manager, and Regional Sales Manager.


Should I put vinyl on the side of my trailer?


There are a few benefits. The first benefit is from a cleaning point of view, the Vinyl is much easier to clean than Aluminium. With the Vinyl it helps stop the Aluminium from oxidizing. Also a lot of clients are using the side of their trailer as walking billboards for their company. So it’s mainly a good advertising tool.

Trailer bin liners – What are the benefits?

Reduce the wear on your body


There are a lot of plastic, or Teflon wear pad products on the market. We typically fit the product that is called Quicksilver. It’s a Quadrant product. It helps in two areas. It helps product hang up and it also helps your bodies from wearing. It is a very good product in way of OH and S, however the only downfall is that it creates a higher overall mass of your vehicle. But it’s just depending on what is more of a priority for your business.

Am I going to have to pay a lot of money for all of this?

Well the Quicksilver product that we fit is probably around $700 per meter. Which over your typical truck and 4 axle dog, installed all up is about ten thousand dollars.

Trailer Stress Test Simulator

In special cases we prototype our designs and run them through a stress test simulation


When you buy a custom trailer it’s important to have the confidence that it’s going to last over the long term. In special cases we prototype our designs and run them through a stress test simulation. Here you can see an Asterion B trailer. Now we’ll perform a Stress Test on the chassis. This stress test will show the load that the chassis bears when it’s tipping. The colours indicate the amount of stress on each part of the chassis. Out of this simulation we can determine the material grade and thickness we need. We typically go for the highest grade material and reduce the thickness. This reduces the weight of the trailer allowing you to cart more product while having the confidence that your trailer is going to last.

42% of heavy vehicles cop defects. Will yours?


In 2012 the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS), under their Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme (HVIS), conducted 106,000 vehicle inspections.
Only 55,000 passed.
That’s just shy of 52%. Defect notices were issued to 42%.
Well, there’s a couple of conclusions we can draw.
1) The chances that your rig will be inspected are pretty damn good.
2) The chances that you’ll get done for a defect are also right up there.

The scary thing, from an operator’s perspective, is that you can get done even when your truck combination’s mechanically sound and well maintained.
It’s just that maybe the combination itself isn’t compliant with Performance Based Standards (PBS) or doesn’t meet RMS regulations.
The point is this. A lot of trailer manufacturers are really NOT up to speed with PBS or the RMS regulations. And that’s a worry.
It’s especially a worry if you’ve bought one of their trailers.
You won’t have that worry with a Muscat trailer.

We know the Australian standards backwards. We’re also on the RMS mailing list, and often in their ear.

Think about it.
If your vehicle’s served a defect, it won’t pass registration.
That means forking out for expensive modifications to get it roadworthy. It also means being off the road for a lengthy spell. And who can afford that?
To avoid all the hassles (and expense!!!), come and talk to Muscat Trailers.
Our aim is not to get you out of trouble, but to ensure you don’t get in it in the first place.
A tough trailer, built to perform trouble-free — what more could you ask?
We’re also more than happy to take questions or give advice on any of the whole range of transport regulations that WILL impact your bottom line.
Sing out if there’s any way I can give a hand – (02) 4648 2101