Self tracking trailers have a self tracking wheel system. The trailers follow the path of the mini-tractor or tug that is pulling the trailer. Multiple trailers can be connected one behind the other.
Tug sizes are dependent on number of trailers to be hitched together, weight of loads, downhill braking, terrain, hills, gullies and slopes, distances to be travelled and turnaround times. Versatility required of tugs e.g. people movers, lawn cutting, and soil moving or is it going to be used solely for pulling trailers.
Always give consideration to being able to stop when going down hills with a load of trailers behind.
C-Mac, as a standard and custom designed self tracking trailer manufacturer, makes high quality self tracking trailers with a variety of options to choose from.
Below is the principle of our self tracking trailers for turning and tracking accuracy.
a. Front and rear axles are joined together by a linking bar so when the front axle is pivoted the rear axle is pivoted in the opposite direction. This means the rear axle wheels track in exactly the same position as the front wheels.
b. When several trailers are attached the following trailers follow or track in exactly the same path. Not cutting corners, so the last trailer will not hit walls or plants when being towed. Where ever you can take your tug the trailers will follow.
c. Biggest disadvantage is that the trailers cannot be reversed so a drive through situation is always required.
All our products are completely customisable with such options as:
1. NOTE: heights between decks can be varied during manufacture to suit your plant heights and pot sizes
2. Do not over load your trailer
Word of caution with multiple decks, load weights is very high above centre of gravity and trailers can roll if not driven carefully and on level ground. Tyre pressure is critical.
|Self Tracking Trailers||Standard||Delux||Low Loader|
|Load Capacity (Max)||675kg||1245kg||2320kg|
Most nurseries have a demand for manual potting and/or potting up. Nursery managers can either choose a “potting trailer” “potting station” or a “potting machine”. Why not create multiple uses for a single piece of equipment, utilise your existing (deluxe self tracking) nursery trailer and turn it into a mobile potting station, as needed!
How did C-Mac come up with this new product? See the story below:
Paul Schroeder from Proceed in New Zealand ordered a deluxe trailer with drop down sides in June 2014. In March 2015 he sent us pictures of his timber hopper on the deluxe trailer which he was using as a mobile potting station citing its great benefits and how well it worked.
C-Mac’s General Manager who had seen other nurseries potting off their trailers in the past, thought this might be a handy accessory that could be fitted to any of C-Mac’s existing deluxe trailers. C-Mac’s engineer then drafted up a more refined 3D model to show how to turn a deluxe self tracking trailer into a very handy mobile potting unit.
Short lead time
Dimensions: 1.230 m wide x 2.450 m long x 0.540 m high
Weight: 80 kg
Capacity: 1m³ potting media storage
Table Work Height: 85cm from ground
*Note: total weight carrying capacity is governed by the tyre ratings.
Trailer Potting Station can only become an add-on to C-Mac’s deluxe trailer, other trailers are not compatible. C-Mac’s delux trailers have been made standard in welding fixtures for many years so hopper is interchangeable between all trailers.
"Having Quality Product, has been part of my family since 1979.
Quality, practicality and durability are three words that come to mind.
I've been using C-Mac since we first started the nursery in 1979 and I hope
there's a branch in heaven!
C-Mac equipment is used in all aspects of our nursery - potting, plant
movement, making life easier to get the work done in a reliable, consistent
- - - Mal Morgan (Glenfield Wholesale Nursery)
Can you move fifty 100 litre pots with tall trees over a distance of 150m in 1 hr and not get a sore back? These trailers will let you do it.
Customised units available upon request
On request there are available any spare parts for C-Mac trailers: