Böckmann North America

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Europe has suffered from high gas prices for decades which prompted trailer designers to engineer trailers that can be pulled safely by smaller, more fuel-efficient tow vehicles.

Europeans have been developing well-engineered, aerodynamic horse trailers much longer than we have in North America. We have the benefit of learning from their years of experience.

Three outstanding criteria must be met:

1. Maximum tongue load of 113 kg (250 lbs) for trailers 14' or shorter, 150kg (330 lbs) for trailers 14'+
2. Independent mechanical or hydraulic braking system.
3. Features to create a silent, cool, comfortable space for your horse(s)

In accordance with European road regulations, European engineers design "self-balancing" horse trailers - bearing their weight over the wheels and "leaning" a maximum of 4% of the GVWR onto the tow vehicle. The tow vehicle "guides" the trailer along the road, rather than "piggy-backing" it.

Conventional flat roofed, box-style trailers create a vacuum when in tow, which requires a strong engine to break the vacuum. The aerodynamic roof line of Böckmann trailers eliminates the vacuum and sway, so no need for a strong engine. By transferring the load back to the trailer itself, and by creating aerodynamic roof-lines, a smaller vehicle can tow a Böckmann-designed trailer.

Böckmann Horse Trailer Design Features

Features 1

Features 1

Features 2

Features 2

Standard Chassis

Standard Chassis

Big Master Chassis

Big Master Chassis

Plywood Wall

Plywood Wall

Polyester Wall - FRP: Fibreglass Reinforced with Plywood

Polyester Wall - FRP: Fibreglass Reinforced with Plywood

Aluminum Wall

Aluminum Wall

Aluminum Floor

Aluminum Floor

Rear Ramp / Door Combination

 Rear Ramp / Door Combination

Comfort Suspension

Comfort Suspension

World Class Chassis Suspension

World Class Chassis Suspension

Adjustable Stall Bars & PVC Wall Partition

Adjustable Stall Bars & PVC Wall Partition

Canvas/Net Lift System

Canvas/Net Lift System

Canvas/Net Lift System

Canvas/Net Lift System

Max Head Room

Max Head Room

Tail Bumper Space

Tail Bumper Space

Tail Bumper

Tail Bumper

Rear Tie Option

Rear Tie Option

Safety Stall Bars - Release from Outside

Safety Stall Bars - Release from Outside

Safety Stall Bars - Release from Outside

Safety Stall Bars - Release from Outside

Lockable Castcoupling

Lockable Castcoupling

Side Window

Side Window

Steel Braces

Steel Braces

Automatic Jockey Wheel

Automatic Jockey Wheel

Rubber Floor Overlay

Rubber Floor Overlay

Ramp Treads & Anti-Slip Side Stops

Ramp Treads & Anti-Slip Side Stops
 

Böckmann Design Excellence

  • Arrive at the show relaxed and ready to perform

  • Silent, cool and spacious

  • Safety windows

  • Maintains a consistent temperature

  • Rear ramp has a storm door flap

  • Adjustable stall width and length

  • Maximum tongue weight: 150 kg 330 lbs)