The Best Plastic Bodied Trailers - Top 5

Plastic bodied trailers offer a perfect balance between toughness and resistance to corrosion when transporting green waste and animal waste.

The following trailers are all built in Britain, and remain a favourite among smallholders and equestrian centres. All trailers can be fitted with either a ball or a clevis hitch.

5. SCH PTPTB 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Barrow (Most Versatile Trailer)

We start off our list with an unconventional-but-brilliant plastic bodied trailer.

SCH PTPTB 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Barrow Towed Pictured: SCH PTPTB 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Barrow Towed


The PTPTB has a slide-out tow bar extension, which can be pulled out to allow the trailer to be towed.

If you have a tight space to get into, or if you need to get the barrow up onto the muck heap to empty, the tow bar can be detached from the vehicle and slotted away, to allow for easy emptying.

SCH PTPTB 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Barrow Hitch Pictured: SCH PTPTB 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Barrow Hitch


The tow hitch comes with an adjustable clevis or ball hitch attachment. This allows you to ensure the legs of the trailer-barrow are kept off the ground, no matter the height of your vehicles tow hitch.

4. Quad-X 300L Plastic Tipping Trailer (Best for Tight Spaces)

This trailer has been designed to be lightweight and versatile to make jobs around the farm, stables and garden easier.

Quad-X 300L Plastic Tipping Trailer Pictured: Quad-X 300L Plastic Tipping Trailer


It has been designed to be easily manoeuvred, making it ideal for use in tighter spaces like stables and gardens.

The frame is powder coated to compliment the corrosion-free and rot-proof trailer body, giving you an advantage over conventional trailers as you can transport wet heavy loads easily and the trailer can be easily cleaned.

The trailer has a simple tipping mechanism allowing you to empty the load effortlessly.

Quad-X 500L Plastic Tipping Trailer Pictured: Quad-X 500L Plastic Tipping Trailer


The body of the trailer has been manufactured from high density polyethylene making it strong and sturdy. The plastic body comes in 300L, 360L and 500L versions.

3. SCH PTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer (Best Value for Money)

The PTP’s tough, tear-proof plastic can often have a lifespan longer than a steel equivalent.

SCH PTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Pictured: SCH PTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer


The wide profile wheels give the trailer stability over rough or wet ground, and the chassis is built from strong steel, giving the plastic body necessary support.

The trailer has a simple sprung bolt tipping mechanism for quick emptying. The handle above the bolt makes it easier for the trailer to be tipped, and comes in handy manoeuvring the trailer when it is detached from the towing vehicle.

SCH PTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Tipping Pictured: SCH PTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Tipping


The wide profile wheels help reduce track marks in grass, and can cope with moderate terrain conditions.

2. SCH QPTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Wide Profile Wheels (Most Popular Trailer)

The QPTP is similar to the PTP listed above in many ways – it shares the same plastic body, and the chassis design is near identical.

The QPTP, however, features wheels that can cope with all-terrain conditions. These extra wide-profile wheels are mounted on four-stud roller bearing hubs, which give the trailer impressive stability over rough or wet ground.

SCH QPTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Wide Profile Wheels Pictured: SCH QPTP 500kg Plastic Bodied Trailer Wide Profile Wheels


This trailer can be towed significantly faster than the PTP above, due to its stability and superior bearings, and is an ideal trailer for an ATV or UTV.

1. SCH LCPTP 500kg Large Capacity Plastic Trailer (Largest Capacity Trailer)

The large plastic bodied trailer (Ref: LCPTP) is perfect where a bulk, rot proof, transporter is required.

SCH LCPTP 500kg Large Capacity Plastic Trailer Pictured: SCH LCPTP 500kg Large Capacity Plastic Trailer


The LCPTP's plastic body is tough and tear-proof. The extra wide-profile wheels mounted on four-stud roller bearing hubs give the trailer unrivalled stability over rough or wet ground.

The chassis is built entirely from welded steel, giving the huge plastic body necessary support. The trailer tipping device features an extendable handle, making the tipping operation an easy task.

SCH LCPTP 500kg Large Capacity Plastic Trailer Tipping Pictured:SCH LCPTP 500kg Large Capacity Plastic Trailer Tipping


Welded steel plate wraps around the bottom and back of the trailer, supporting it when tipping.

A metal buffer is fitted around the top roll of the trailer to protect the rim when tipping.

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Written by Zaros Machinery

Experts in Garden Machinery for the British Climate.