CRESCO, Iowa (March 11, 2013) — When the Featherlite® product development team started developing the new lineup of trailers for Featherlite’s 40th anniversary, they had one goal—make some of the best trailers in the industry even better.
“We challenged ourselves to come up with features that would further enhance the performance of our trailers and give customers a better overall trailering experience,” Justin Queensland, Featherlite’s U.S. dealer sales manager, said.
Across the board improvements
Featherlite’s attention to quality has led to improvements across the board. Durable Goodyear® tires are now standard, as are new super leak resistant LED lights. A new touch pad key lock option gives trailer owners an easier, more user-friendly way to keep their valuables secure.
One of the standout new options for all trailers is a wireless brake controller. Once this small box is mounted to the hitch of a trailer, it eliminates the need to physically install a brake controller in each tow vehicle that pulls the trailer.
LED strip lighting mounted under a trailer awning is another notable option. This creates a welcoming atmosphere for get-togethers at rodeos or race tracks and really makes a Featherlite trailer stand out!
Versatile, practical and user-friendly
Several new models and options introduced were selected for their practicality and ease of use. The new Model 1641, for instance, is a utility trailer designed to appeal to anyone from a racecar driver to an antique collector. It combines the security of an enclosed trailer with the stability and tight turn radius of a gooseneck hitch to haul cars, ATVs, motorcycles and anything from antiques to construction equipment with equal ease. “It’s a trailer that can do the job of 10 trailers,” Queensland noted.
Another practical option is the new vending door for enclosed trailers such as the Model 1610. It can be opened by just one person, thanks to the user-friendly placement of the latches.
Expanded capacity for farmers, ranchers
Farmers and ranchers often need to haul more cattle in one load, with as little hassle as possible. The Model 8271 stock trailer helps by combining the chassis of a semi stock trailer with an all-aluminum subframe and a gooseneck hitch. A lack of internal fenders further increases the Model 8271’s impressive carrying capacity. Featherlite’s popular Model 8127 also features an expanded carrying capacity, in the form of its new 8’6” width option.
Perhaps some of the best examples of Featherlite versatility and practicality can be found in Featherlite’s Model 1570 fuel/support trailer. This trailer was designed to supply fuel and service equipment out in the middle of a thousand-acre farm or at an urban construction project, and now it boasts two additional options. An immense 990-gallon fuel tank almost doubles the fuel capacity, allowing the trailer to fuel more equipment for a longer time. In addition, the Model 1570’s new 3-in-1 generator option serves as a power supply, an air compressor and a welder, enabling farmers or contractors to make repairs to their equipment in the field.
In order to make sure livestock are more comfortable during transport, all Featherlite stock trailers have a new style of hinged cover panels as an option. Farmers and ranchers can adjust the airflow and exposure livestock get, and the new sleek design is easy to use.
Equine safety and style
Horse owners know how important quiet is to a horse in a trailer. They are also very safety-conscious, which is why all Featherlite horse trailers now come with new noise-reduction drop down feed doors with dual latching bars. This locks the feed door more securely and cuts down on noise inside the horse area.
Of course, horse owners also have an undeniable sense of style. They are sure to appreciate features like the new shinier exterior tie rings that give all Featherlite horse trailers a more polished look.
Living quarters: your way
While Featherlite’s trailers are famous for being safe, light and durable, the company is also known for its ability to customize a trailer in almost any way. This is most evident in Featherlite’s living quarters trailers, where customers have their pick of luxurious features and options, including a flat screen TV, a DVD/CD player, and even a gas fireplace!
While horse trailers are the most common models that come with living quarters, Featherlite can add living quarters to almost any type of enclosed trailer. Snowmobilers and ATV riders will be particularly interested to learn that living quarters can be added to an enclosed recreational trailer like the Model 1611. Adding a pressure washer provides a way to keep vehicles clean after a long day in the wilderness, and an air compressor mounted underneath the trailer keeps ATVs and dirt bikes trail-ready.
For more information on Featherlite’s 40th anniversary lineup of trailers, contact your nearest Featherlite dealership, visit Featherlite online at www.fthr.com or call 1-800-800-1230.