When you own a boat, it is vitally important to have a way to transport it to your favorite body of water at your convenience. In order to do this in the most efficient manner possible, it is highly practical to use a hydraulic boat trailer that provides easy handling and maneuverability.
Hydraulic vs. Electric Surge Brakes
Boat trailers can be equipped with brakes that function either through hydraulic surge that initiates the actuator and applies the brakes or electronic control within the tow vehicle. We provide high quality hydraulic trailers for some very important reasons. Electrical brakes are operated by a brake control inside of the tow vehicle. However they require added wiring and special corrosion resistant equipment to deter electrical failure. On the other hand, hydraulic surge is activated by a special coupler on the trailer. It is not managed within the tow vehicle. Boat trailers commonly make use of hydraulic surge.
Hydraulic brakes operate in similar fashion as car brake systems. They utilize the force developed by the vehicle’s deceleration when it comes to a stop. With this force they activate the brake coupler’s internal master cylinder. This cylinder then compresses against the coupler body which transfers brake fluid through the brake lines to the wheel cylinders. As a result the brake supplied against the drum, bringing the trailer to stop. As part of regular maintenance and to ensure proper and safe performance, they need to be bled.
Hydraulic Boat Trailer Benefits
Hydraulic brakes do not require brake control from inside the tow vehicle, nor do they require wiring to the tow vehicle. As a result they can be attached to the tow vehicle easier than can electric brakes
Our trailers offer smooth and careful ride while at the same time enabling quick loading and offloading. We offer hydraulic trailers for a range of boats and boat sizes, including sailboats, powerboats, and shoal draft sailboats.