September Offer - FREE 3 Year Service Plan when you buy a new trailer

We have a fantastic offer during September 2022! Buy any new Brian James Trailers product and we will provide a FREE 3 year service plan on that trailer. Full details of the plan available on request, but please contact Andy Bennett to see what trailer will best meet your needs. Don’t delay – offer only available in September!

Three Shires joins The National Trailer and Towing Association

We’ve joined The National Trailer and Towing Association, our industry trade body promoting safe and legal towing.  Membership is official recognition that we know what we’re doing when it comes to servicing trailers – not that you would be questioning our expertise!  If you need advice the right trailer for what you need to tow, or to book your trailer in for a service, please get in touch.

Double deck conversion for Arial Atoms

Three Shires Trailers has developed and manufactured a double deck system to carry two Arial Atoms in a Brian James Trailers Race Transporter 6. The project was commissioned by car logistics and storage specialists Circuit2Circuit who transport the cars to race meetings and track days around the UK. ThreeShiresTrailers has the experience and expertise to create specialist conversions such as this, so please get in touch if you are interested.

Towing regulations relaxed from December 16th!

The UK government has confirmed that from 16th December 2021, the need to pass a special trailer test will be removed for drivers in England, Scotland and Wales. Anyone with a full driving licence will be able to tow a trailer and load up to a maximum gross weight of 3500Kg tow vehicle permitting. The law has been changed primarily due to the current shortage of HGV drivers and the need to create more testing capacity for new drivers.  You won’t need to send away your licence; the DVLA will update it automatically (according to the government website).

Potntially this will create additional demand for new trailers, so for help or advice please get in touch. To see the government announcement go to:

Things to consider when buying a commercial trailer

Brian James Trailers recently posted on their website some useful things to consider when looking for a commercial trailer. See below:

Brian James Trailers started out designing and manufacturing trailers for car transportation and motorsport, but for many years they’ve been producing a wide range of plant, flatbed, tippers and general-purpose trailers. These trailers come in different lengths, widths and load capacities as well as offering many different options. So how best to choose the right trailer? Here are some things to consider:

What do you want to tow?

If you know what you want to tow, then it’s relatively straightforward. For example, if it’s a mini-digger or chipper, you will know their weight and dimensions and can choose accordingly. The Digger Plant is the ‘go to’ trailer for mini diggers but the General Plant has greater flexibility and configurability. The Eco Plant has a beaver tail so is well suited for low ground clearance machinery such as access platforms.

How big or heavy a load?
If you know the size and weight of the load, then you can choose a trailer accordingly. Some trailers are available in single, twin and tri-axle variants as well as different lengths and widths. Many of our trailers are configurable with different options and these will affect the weight of the trailer and consequently the maximum load. Fortunately, the website configurator takes this into account and updates the load capacity based on selected options.

Need flexibility?
Many people need a trailer that offers flexibility. That’s where the configurability of our trailers allows you to create a trailer that’s right for you. For example, our Connect range starts as a flatbed trailer but with the addition of high sides, can be used to carry a wide range of loose materials. Optional winches, ramps and hydraulic tilt beds enable easy loading as well as vehicle transport.

What tow vehicle will be used?
If your tow vehicle has a towing capability of less than 3500Kg, you will need to select a trailer with a gross weight that reflects this. For maximum flexibility, a tow vehicle with a capability of 3500Kg will give you the most choice.

Where will it be used?
If you are using a trailer in a city, then big isn’t necessarily beautiful! So, the Compact might be more suitable than the Connect. If towing on rough ground, larger 13in wheels may be more appropriate. If a low bed height is important, then 10in wheels are probably the answer. If you regularly need to empty a trailer of brush or loose materials, then a Tipper is the answer. The Tipper is also highly configurable with options for high sides and ramps as well as being available in different sizes.

Finding out more
Hopefully this is helpful, but if you are looking for a Brian James Trailer, please get in touch with us direct as we will be able to give you one to on advice.

Beat the August price increase!

Beat the August price increases on Brian James Trailers with the brand new Race Transporter 6 or General Plant trailers.
The Race Transporter 6 fitted with the latest 360° camera system. It’s a 396-2020, 6.0m x 2.13m, 3.5t with 10in wheels and £1,950 of options. Total price ex VAT: £20,609.
The General Plant is fitted with optional full width, high mesh tail ramp with spring assistors. It’s  a 550-4343, 4.0m x 1.85m, 3.5t, 3 axle, 12in wheels with 2622Kg load capacity Total price ex. VAT: £4,389.00.
Last chance to buy at this price, so get in touch before it’s too late. Call 07708 471031 now!

Brian James Trailers - the Race Transporter 6

We’ve become something of a specialist for the superb Brian James Race Transporter 6 over the last few months. Seen here is a nice collection including the latest model fitted with optional awning.

The latest model comes with an all new lighter weight chassis and super smart alumiium deck with storage lids as standard. It’s also avaible with new options including 360 degree camera and a solar panel.

This highly specced trailer comes with electric tilt bed and electric winch as standard.

Almost new Brian James Trailers Digger Plant 2 for sale

We have an almost new Digger Plant 2 for sale – only used once!

It’s a 543-1320 model 3.2m x 1.7m, 3500 Kg gross, twin axle axle with 12in wheels.
Yours for £2750 + VAT