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Trailer 8ft x 5ft with Cage

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✔ No additional charges for assembly when picking up from our Auckland store.

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Product overview

Product overview

When you buy a trailer you want it to do its job year in year out without any fuss. Trade Tested trailers do just that. With a large bed size of 8ft x 5ft with 12" high sides this awesome trailer offers flexibility and excellent strength to weight ratio with a maximum carrying capacity of 500 kgs.

All our models offer dependable, hassle-free performance and are great for both professional tradies and weekend DIY legends. All you have to do is decide which trailer fits your needs best. Check out our trailer buying guide to help you decide.

The trailer is fully hot dipped galvanised steel, including the drawbar and axle. The cage makes it ideal for transporting larger and more awkward loads, and it's simple enough to detach for greater versatility. The trailer has a front and rear opening/closing door for maximum flexibility of use.

Comes with an industry leading 5 Year Trade Tested Warranty.

- Chassis and draw bar 50mm x 70mm box tube steel
- LED rear lights
- Axle 50mm x 50mm tube steel
- Steel thickness: axle 5.0mm
- Steel thickness: drawbar chassis & framework 2.75mm
- 600mm high fully galvanised removable steel cage
- 4 leaf springs
- 2 x 165/70 R13 tyres
- GVM rated 750kg (load carrying capacity of 500kg)
- Draw bar 1200mm length
- Ribbed zinc plate floor
- Lights and wiring ready for WOF
- Galvanised mud guards
- Folding front and rear gates
- NZ Standard 7 Pin Flat Style Plug
- NZ 1 7/8" coupling and safety chain
- Heavy duty construction

Chassis size: 2480x1580mm
Internal dimensions: 2400x1495x300mm
Net weight: 280kg

Please allow 5 working days between ordering and collection as our trailers require assembly, but please call 0800 800 880 if your order is urgent. You will need to warrant and register the trailer yourself, but there's a VTNZ just round the corner from our Auckland Airport store. That means your trailer can be certified and road-ready pretty much the moment you pick it up.

Registration and WOF required, costs approx $135.

Can we help?

Our friendly and knowledgeable gurus are trained to answer all your questions as quickly as possible. So if there’s anything you need to know just give us a call during business hours, or send us an email any time.

0800 800 880
Customer questions

Questions and answers

2 votes
q: Hey Team, is the cage removable? Cheers
a: Yes the cage is removable - There are 8 bolts in total that hold the sides down, if you removed these the cage will come off pretty easily.
By Trade Tested on February 22, 2021
6 votes
q: I am looking at buying the 8x4 trailer with cage. How does this wof and reg work? Do I buy the trailer then take it straight to VTNZ?
a: Yes that's right, take it into VTNZ and they take care of it all.
By Trade Tested on November 25, 2018
2 votes
q: What is the GVM rating and and they plastic wheel bearing ? Thanks
a: They have hardened steel cup and cone bearings, the GVM is rated 750kg (load carrying capacity of 500kg).
By Trade Tested on May 11, 2020
0 votes
q: Hi there, do you have a 900mm cage height option? Thanks.
a: No we don't, just the one cage option.
By Trade Tested on February 2, 2021
1 vote
q: Can you tell me if stud pattern is holden or ford or something else pleaz thanx
a: Specs are: PCD 5 x 114.3, Offset +10mm
By Trade Tested on December 10, 2019
1 vote
q: Why would you make this with an imperial ball size instead of a metric 50mm one?
a: The majority of tow balls in NZ are still 1 7/8", so this is the spec we currently stock. Depending on your set up, you can often change between ball sizes.
By Trade Tested on September 19, 2019
0 votes
q: How much to Wellington?
a: This is only available for collection in Auckland.
By Trade Tested on June 8, 2020
1 vote
q: Will it survive travelling on a corrugated gravel road carting a 4 wheeler motorbike?
a: Absolutely.
By Trade Tested on February 19, 2019
-2 votes
q: how much for delivery to invercargill ??
a: Unfortunately, these are only available to collect at our Auckland Store.
By Trade Tested on March 19, 2020
0 votes
q: It doesn't look like a spare wheel is included, is there an optional extra to include one?
a: Yes, we sell spare wheels. Just enter it into the search bar at the top of the page.
By Trade Tested on October 29, 2019
0 votes
q: Do you only sell in AKL? Any available in CHC,Timaru, Queenstown, Dunedin or Invercargill?
a: Yes, these trailers are only available for pickup at our Auckland store. How about a road trip?!
By Trade Tested on December 9, 2018
-1 votes
q: Hi Team, Is this trailer made in NZ?
a: Our trailers are all manufactured in China and assembled here in New Zealand.
By Trade Tested on November 21, 2018
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Bobbie Auckland

Best trailer ever

3 months ago


This trailer is just amazing I ordered it for my parents who use it at least twice a week they have at least 3 trailers but they love this one the most awesome quality easy to move around so handy that you can take the cage off easy peasy I would highly recommend this to anyone we took ages to look for a trailer this good, thanks again guys will be back for more things most definitely. Love bobbie

Gazza Wellington


3 months ago


Excellent trailer, best price in NZ and longest warranty

Puti Auckland

Trailer and jockey wheel

4 months ago


Awesome buy.

Trev Auckland

Great Trailer, Great Price

5 months ago


Very happy with this trailer. Works like a charm, used to move dirt, bricks, loads of vegetation and it handled it with ease. Easy to manoeuvre especially with the jockey wheel on it. Highly recommended.

Coastalconcretenz Taranaki

Boys are happy

6 months ago


My team are the ones who use it so I asked them. No complaints at all. All happy with it.

Kyle watson Auckland

Great trailer

8 months ago


Fantastic trailer works great.

Jebbo Auckland

Solid trailer!

11 months ago


It's been great, perfect for the lockdown clearout.

Brew22 Bay of Plenty

Trailer 8 x 5 with cages

11 months ago


Fantastic solid trailer, well put together, with some nice thought gone into practical locations of tie options and cage and gate options. Quiet and easy to tow and back as well as load and unload. Well done! I also opted for the jockey wheel, as many friends had raved about theirs. No mistake there as much easier to manoeuvre when not on car and also doesn’t matter what the load it it easier to hitch and unhitch.

Jamie Auckland


about 1 year ago


Excellent trailer and great value for money thanks

MC Auckland

Happy husband

about 1 year ago


Excellent product!!! Great price!!! Very Happy husband :)

Muzza Hawkes Bay

Works as expected

about 1 year ago


Great trailer for the price. Everything functions as expected


Does the job!

about 1 year ago


Good for the price. Does the job its made for!

Haji Auckland


over 2 years ago


So happy with my trailer. Best investment done

Tinarse1 Northland

trailer 8x5ft with cage

over 2 years ago


perfect for all my needs very happy with it :)

P&L Auckland

Excellent trailer

over 2 years ago



Voetsek Auckland

Great value for money

over 2 years ago


Get this trailer for all the odd-jobs and pick-up of those big things off Trademe. It's been much better that I'd expect it to be, tows quietly and smoothly, so quiet infact that you can easily forget you have the trailer attached! -Only thing I wish for it to change, is if this same trailer was made with a tilt deck.

Vern Manawatu

Decent trailer, excellent value, great service

over 2 years ago


Solid trailer, best price around, great service and very friendly warehouse staff. Got the cover with it, very impressed by the quality.

Dingo Northland

trailer 8 x 5

over 2 years ago


great trailer used many times as doing renos can fit full sheets of builders materials and easy to handle am 68 and i dont have jockey wheel but well balanced great product my car nissan tiida 1500 tows it easily would recommend to anyone cheers

50naki New Lynn

8 ft x 5 ft Trailer with Cage

over 2 years ago


This is a very good sized trailer which never got to be used before one of the locals drove so fast up our street that they ripped half their vehicle off. This has prevented major damage to my van, but only slight damage to the trailer- a lighter made trailer would not have survived or saved the van!

Grant Auckland

Bang for buck

over 2 years ago


Not only a great little trailer the guys at trade tested was super accommodating... I purchased on a Thursday and needed the trailer the following Tuesday to move down to Palmerston north. The guys pulled out all the stops to have it ready for collection. All I needed to do was to pop into the nearest vtnz to get the Rego and wof done. Towed beautifully.

Skermo Matai Bay

8X5 Trailer with cage.

over 3 years ago


Great value for money trailer, tow beautifully, well made.

Keegs Taranaki

Great size

over 5 years ago


Good easily towed trailer.

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