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Boom leads to Moore Trailers

IN DEMAND: Moore Trailers has once again launched into the stock carting sector.
IN DEMAND: Moore Trailers has once again launched into the stock carting sector. CONTRIBUTED

SINCE Moore Trailers debuted their new cattle crate at the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show, orders have been rolling in.

Owner Shayne Moore said while it's a new model added to their catalogue, it's not the first time the family-owned trailer manufacturers had ventured into the cattle market.

Some 25 years ago, Moore Trailers were building stock trailers, but as their clients starting focussing on bulk grain work the business moved with them.

Now with a booming cattle market that large client base is starting to cash in on the profitability and Moore Trailers is once again diversifying their business to ensure success.

Currently, the business manufactures around 20 trailers a month at the Pittsworth, Queensland factory, however since the new cattle crates are more labour intensive production is not expected to increase.

The fact these trailers take longer to build shows the dedication the business has to getting it right. None of the trailers are the same.

"We're not sausage builders; they're not all exactly the same we listen to the customer and engineer to customer specs," Mr Moore said.

They're building crates to suit truck bodies, dogs, single and twin deck and trailers to suit road train and B-double operations.

Being an Australian manufacturer is another reason for this business to be proud.

They source Australian products, including the steel used to make their trailers and hardly have the need to import components from other countries.

Mr Moore said the reason that a customer would want to choose an Aussie-made product over an imported one came down to the back-up and support that was offered.

Almost one in 10 trailers on the road today carry the Moore name.

"We have one of, or as we like to think, the largest range of products on the market," Mr Moore said.

Moore Trailers understand Australia is carried by the road transport industry and knows that survival is about reliable equipment that will work hard day in, day out, year after year.

About Moore Trailers

THE Moore family has decades of experience in the transport and manufacturing business, starting major production in 1994 in Pittsworth.

"We were born in Pittsworth so decided to stick with our roots," owner Shayne Moore said.

"We've got a good location with highway frontage too."

They've recently stated an electrostatic painting process for their trailers in which the trailer is positively charged and the paint is negatively charged.

This allows the paint to stick to the trailer better, minimising drying time and achieving a smooth finish.

Moore Trailers has supported the Endeavour Rally for nearly 20 years and this year will support the Road Boss Rally, continuing their generosity to charities.

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Topics:  cattle transport, trailers, transport, trucks


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