SCOTTISH trailer-maker, Stewart Trailers, has tied up a deal with one of England's biggest machinery dealerships to sell its products.

Well-known business, MANNS, has been appointed its eastern counties of England dealer for the Aberdeenshire-built trailers. The iconic blue trailers have a comprehensive range which includes everything from tipping trailers, to livestock containers.

Included in that offering will be the new Edge range of dropside trailers, which start with a four-tonne model and which also has an eight-tonne model in the inventory.

"The new range was designed for overseas' markets but will be useful trailers in the UK too," explained James Stewart, who runs the business with his wife, Mandy. "They have a multi-function back door, including spreader chain points for spreading loose material and are built to withstand tough conditions."

This latest range features a hard-wearing Hardox steel body – Stewart has been approved members of the ‘Hardox in my body’ scheme since 2013 – and come fitted with LED lighting, chrome plated tipping rams, flotation tyres, two pack paint and are finished with the same attention to detail as other Stewart products, for example hose grips on the hydraulic pipes.

They also have an integral body prop so that maintenance can be carried out safely and the back doors on the trailers hinge from the top, or can be opened to the side thanks to a clever system of catches.

"We have put a lot of effort into the design of the Edge range, so we decided to start marketing them here in the UK. They’re not for everyone but are tough wee trailers built to work hard," said Mrs Stewart.