Premium Jockey Wheels
It’s not often that a new range of products appear in trailer industry especially when we hear about good companies like Bradley Doublelock being taken over and their products rapidly becoming discontinued. So it’s nice to see that Kartt have a range of new Jockey wheels and clamps called the Orange range. They are all fitted with a nice bright orange wheel rim, although this doesn’t seem much it is actually quite useful. Most jockey wheels end their life by being accidentally left down or too low to the ground when driving off, they may last a few miles but that’s about it! So when the final checks are done before towing it is quite easy to see that the Jockey wheel is tucked up out of the way.
That’s not the only thing that sets these jockey wheels apart for others, the gauge of steel used in their construction is higher than most with stronger winding handle and wheel holder. They also use higher quality steel bearing and nylon wheel bearing. To finish they are all tested to twice their recommended capacity.
Choosing the right jockey wheel
With many different sizes of jockey wheel available it might seem quite a daunting task to choose the right one.
If you are replacing an existing wheel then the existing clamp six may dictate the jockey wheel required. Then the amount of nose weight and normal terrain would need to need considered. Normally we would say that a light weight trailer up to 500kg gross with a normal loaded trailer nose load of up to 45kg could use a jockey wheel with a 34mm diameter tube, up to 1000kg trailer with a noseload of 75kg a 42mm diameter tube and and over 1000kg with a noseload of over 75kg a 48mm tube.
This is only a guide, so its best to look at the jockey wheel specifications to ensure the figures given are in excess of your trailer requirements.
The serrated or ribbed tubes give a far better grip on the clamp so not only do they take more weight but are less likely to slip. The amount of pressure needed on the clamp handle is usually a lot less as well.
The wheel itself is quite important, if you are likely to use the trailer or caravan on soft ground then a wide rubber tyre or even a pneumatic tyre would be best. Otherwise the tyre and size of the wheel fitted on most jockey wheels are designed to take the weight they specify.
The full range we have in stock can be seen here and are available to by online or in store from our Exeter branch.
Continuing our 40th Anniversary celebrations we’re offing a limited edition Anniversary Trailer with many extras as standard, ready to tow away for £499.00 including vat. It’s a mid sized light weight trailer ideal for camping, gardening and general household chores. Maneuverability is easy when using the telecopic jockey wheel included, the removable tail gate makes it easy for loading, emptying and cleaning. It is also equipped with car sized 13″ wheels, so it’s good for long distances. These trailers are in stock and ready to tow away.
So much damage can be caused to a car’s interior when trying to carry awkward, heavy or dirty items, the depreciation or repair costs can easily outweigh the cost of a trailer.
This trailer represents excellent value, it comes complete with a telescopic jockey for easy hitching and unhitching, a flat PVC cover to keep your load nice and dry and a spare wheel mounted on the front just in case you’re very unlucky and get a puncture.
There are other accessories available, all those that fit the Erde 153 also fit this trailer. Should you wish to have one of the high covers instead of the flat cover then that’s no problem, you can easily upgrade.
A fully galvanised body and chassis fitted with a 650kg galvanised axle and 13″ wheels. The body internal body size is 1435mm (56″) long x 990mm (39″) wide x 320mm (13″) deep. It has a carrying capacity of 520kg and it weighs (with the accessories fitted) 110kg.
This trailer is based on the very popular Erde 143 and 153 trailers, a saving of £182 on the Erde 143 and a massive saving of £412 on the Erde 153.
Customers can either buy online then collect from either our Exeter or Newton Abbot branches or pop in and have a closer look and pay in store.
To celebrate our 40th anniversary of supplying towbars, trailers, parts and accessories, we are excited to be running a fabulous free prize draw to win the contents of this trailer, a luxury Easter hamper. As you can see from the photo there’s plenty of lovely chocolate, Easter eggs and some really nice wine!
We are a family run business which started in 1977 supplying and fitting towbars from a house in Teignmouth, Devon. Since then with have established two branches, one in Newton Abbot and the other in Exeter, Devon. With 40 years in the towbar, trailer and caravan industry we’re sure we can help with any information, products and services you require.
To enter visit our Facebook Page and see our post regarding this competition – just like, share and comment by Sunday 2nd April.
The lucky winner will be announced on Monday 3rd April and can be collected or delivered just in time for Easter!
Good luck everyone!