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3 Main Benefits of Using Tilt Trailers

3 Main Benefits of Using Tilt Trailers

Most trailers are designed to haul heavy cargo, but what happens when the load weighs so much you’re unable to lift it onto the trailer? While a ramp can be an easy solution, there are times when the cargo is so hefty or awkwardly shaped, the ramp will bow or break, making it useless.

In those instances, a tilt trailer may be the solution you need. Tilt trailers, per their name, can tilt at an angle, making it easier to load and unload the contents. They’re designed to serve as their own ramp, negating the use of bulky ones that must be dragged from storage anytime you haul something substantial.

To better understand why tilt trailers are so useful, we’ve listed the three main advantages to using them. While a tilt trailer may not be perfect for every scenario, the benefits of this option far outweigh the negatives.

Tilt Trailers Are Versatile


These trailers are designed to haul a variety of heavy items. This means you won’t need different trailers if you or your business regularly delivers bulky cargo.

For instance, a tile trailer can effortlessly carry landscaping equipment, ATVs, motorcycles, or snowmobiles. Each of these items would struggle to get up a ramp, especially if the incline isn’t lined up correctly or is made from spare material. You wouldn’t expect a riding lawnmower to work its way up a ramp to a drop deck trailer, but a tilt trailer handles that job easily.

Anything with wheels or that can be pushed up a ramp can be carried by a tilt trailer. The only qualifications are weight limits, which are typically high on these trailers, and making sure the cargo is secured to the deck. Outside of that, your tilt trailer can handle virtually anything.

Tilt Trailers Protect Your Heavy Items

You may have had incidents trying to lift hefty cargo with a jury-rigged device onto a trailer with a high floor, only to have it fall and become damaged. If the items are personal ones, you’ll have to deal with the frustration and the potential cost of repair or replacement. If the damaged items are for a customer, you may also lose a sale or the opportunity to convert them into a long-term client.

However, with a tilt trailer, your bulky or substantially sized cargo is protected. Not only does the ramp make it easier for you to roll or push the items onto the trailer, but it also makes it safer for you. You won’t have to use your faltering, dangerous ramp or other tools anymore. Instead, you’ll have an easy way to get your heavy load onto or off your trailer.

Tilt Trailers Are Excellent Investments

It should be noted that tilt trailers may come with a higher upfront cost than normal flatbed trailers. However, they make excellent investments, especially if they are cared for and well-maintained. With proper greasing of the tilting mechanism, you’ll have a high-performing trailer that lasts for years and years.

By making the process of loading and unloading quicker and easier, you’ll also have more time to devote to other aspects of your business or personal life. So, even if you’re on a budget, tilt trailers can save you both time and money.

Tilt Trailers By Millroad Manufacturing

Millroad builds tilt trailers that are customizable, making them the ideal tool for your needs. Beyond these modifications, they also come with world-class standard features:

  • 7000-pound drop leg jack 
  • Radial tires with galvanized rims 
  • Recessed LED lighting 
  • Stake pockets with half-inch rub rails 
  • Two hydraulic lifters 
  • Wood deck constructed with two-by-eights 

If you’re ready to make loading your heavy cargo a breeze, reach out to the closest dealer to you today with any questions.