Rytrans takes first step into manufacturing trailers
A 90 foot B-triple trailer is Toowoomba business Rytrans' first step into manufacturing.
Rytrans owner Ashley Daley said they had expanded their business from livestock trailer servicing and repairs to include manufacturing.
The family business recently delivered the B-triple trailer to Oakey-based Johnston's Livestock Transport and is currently working on seven more trailers.
"George (owner of Johnston's Livestock Transport) has been a good supporter of ours since we started the business two-and-a-half years ago and he came to me and said he would like me to build one for him," Mr Daley said.
"We have split our workshop so we run two now.
"One is predominantly manufacturing and one is service and repairs."
Mr Daley said the expansion of the business was exciting and they were determined to incorporate high quality and attention to detail in their trailers.
"Internally the overall basis of a B-triple combination doesn't change wherever you go," he said.
"The best way to say it is, what we have built in this trailer is what we have been fixing for the last two years."
Mr Daley said they had eliminated problems such as rust with anti-corrosion features such as stainless steel flooring as well as nil bruising features to protect animals and internal safety gates to protect the driver.
Johnston's Livestock Transport managing director George Johnston said his new B-triple would make livestock transport more efficient.
"The team at Rytrans has done a few repairs for me in the past and I was really happy with the quality," he said.
"I just thought if their work was of such high quality in servicing and repairs, it would be great to see what they could do with something from scratch.
"The production of these premium trailers by Rytrans adds to the sustainability and importance of long-term growth in the manufacturing sector in the Toowoomba region."
Mr Johnston was impressed that the trailer's corners were at 45 degrees, rather than 90 degrees, which helped avoid animal effluent build up. He will use the B-triple to cart Wagyu cattle.