Trojan SMT5

Need to tip? The SMT5 is a small off-road "super mini tipper" with a carrying capacity of 500kg.

Like the LT7, this model is also fully galvanised but being an off-road trailer it has no suspension.  What you get for your money instead is a double-action hand pump.
“It’s not much effort to pump it and it would be possible to extend the hose and plug it straight into the tractor hydraulics,” says our tester. “The tailgate is easy to lift out and the wide tyres are good for travelling across grass.”
In its standard format, this trailer can carry compost, cow manure, logs or bags of seed. Add the optional slot-in mesh sides and it converts to “skip” for shifting leaves and clippings — versatility in minutes.
The construction gets full marks — there is no doubt this is a heavy-duty tipper. It is rigid and soundly built. The size is also just right, as one tester explains: “It is ideal for running on the pathways between the hostels, yet it is deceptively deep and takes a decent load.” He is impressed with the spring-loaded bolting mechanism on the tailgate.
But the other tester has noticed a problem.  The drawbar is too short for really tight manoeuvring. “It needs to be a bit longer or we are in danger of bending the arms on our compact tractor,” he says.

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