Indespension Challenger SE750

Need to move rotary mowers, small plant or even a quad bike? This fully galvanised, single-axle trailer with A-frame drawbar seems to have been designed with landscaping or grounds maintenance in mind.

The ramp tail makes it ideal for bulk loads and machinery.
While this is the smallest goods trailer made by Indespension, it is robustly constructed. This one is also specified for on/off road-use and boasts SuperRide full-beam suspension to provide a good ride, even when crossing bumpy ground or travelling without a load.
“We are looking at quite a basic model but it can be used on or off-road and is reasonably priced. With no wheel arches inside there is plenty of space in the trailer and the loading height is nice and low — that’s particularly good for mowing and turf care equipment. This is a very handy little trailer for mobile crews,” says our tester.
Although the tail ramp is not spring assisted, the tester finds it is lightweight and easy to lift and lower. Measuring a metre in length, the ramp is sufficiently long that pushing mowers or scarifiers onto the deck takes little effort.
Weight-wise this unit will carry 500kg. And the deck is fitted with anti-slip flooring of phenolic-injected plywood, so running equipment into the trailer feels safe — even after a shower of rain. Optional prop stands are available for heavier equipment and bolt-together mesh sides are available for carrying leaves, chippings or prunings.
“This is a stable trailer, and one that could have a multitude of uses,” says the tester. “You can see why they are popular with builders, local authorities and contractors. With all the options it will be simple to customise the trailer to suit your needs.”
Maintenance is a factor to be considered when choosing a trailer. One tester points out that lights and number plates are vulnerable when a busy contractor is reversing on site. But on the Challenger SE750, the lighting unit is set back from the tailgate and is protected by metal plates to the sides. And, in the event that a light does get broken, the unit is simple and cheap to replace.
Security is a major issue with any trailer but Indespension has done its best to tackle the problem by building-in the TripleLock Security Coupling. This means the trailer is always locked by default and can only be removed from the towing vehicle by the key holder.

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