2013 News

As a result of a much increased European order book in 2007, production in the Netherlands has been further streamlined resulting in improved build times on non-stock specialist orders. Lead times are now down to around 5 or 6 weeks from initial order, however core models from the range are normally available from stock.

Mudguard Redesign

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We have changed our mudguard design to a slightly slimmer more robust design which offers better wind resistance when towing at motorway speeds and in hot weather, when we found the earlier Westfalia design of mudguards were just a little too flexible.

Side Steps Option

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We have introduced an option of side steps that can be welded into the trailer chassis pre-galvanisation and then finished with aluminium tread plate. This feature was requested by many European Balloonists that want to work inside their baskets from outside the trailer and have somewhere to stand. These steps can be positioned at the rear of the trailer as pictured, or can be brought forward to behind the mudguard on single axle trailers. This should avoid the temptation to stand on the mudguards, which they are not designed for.

Sporting Trials

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We are pleased to welcome the sport of "Sporting Trials" to our growing list of satisfied customers. These hill climb trialing cars are of an ideal size to fit inside our 3m Trailers while being transported to and from UK and international trialing events. We wish Barry Hogg and his team the very best in the British Championships and welcome enquiries from other Sporting Trials enthusiasts.

New Service Centre

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Wendover Trailers/Easy Balloons as our Service Centre, where Chris Dunkley along with his wife Jane and John Yarrow offer friendly service and support not only for trailers but also balloons. Chris is already known to most balloonists, with a former flying career with Flying Pictures and then going on to head up the technical committee of the BBAC, as well as being an examiner and inspector. Our partnership with Wendover Trailers/Easy Balloons will bring maintenance for your trailer and balloon under one roof, with friendly experienced advice and no doubt a cup of tea too.

We are always looking for ways of improving our designs and will always try to accomodate any special requirement that you may have. Should you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Andrew Kaye at trailers@westloada.co.uk

Westloada Sales Centre: Marc Van Morgan Ltd, Upper Higham Industry, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire NN10 0SU Tel: 01933 313091 or E-mail: trailers@westloada.co.uk