Variant Trailers Quality Features

Why Choose Variant

At Variant Trailers Australia we believe in providing customers with the highest quality and utmost safety. The features of our trailers are un-matched by our competitors and we hope you see that we truly are the best in the industry.

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Tyres

All Variant trailers use new E4 rated tubeless radials. A radial tyre features transverse radial plies, that run perpendicular to the direction of travel, this assures less heat buildup and a softer ride.

Variant tyres are rated C for fuel efficiency, driving in wet conditions and ‘medium’ for sound rating.

Rolling Resistance A to G is a measurement of fuel efficiency for the vehicles. The energy lost when the tyre is rolling on the road surface, the lower the resistance the greater the fuel reduction and CO2 levels. A is the best performing tyre and G being the lowest.

Wet Grip A to G provides a sliding scale with information regarding the grip ability of a tyre in wet conditions. Higher performance tyres in this category would have shorter braking distance as opposed to lower performing ratings. A indicates the highest performance and G the lowest.

Noise 67 to 79 Db measures the amount of noise the tyre generates. Usually on the tyre label itself one black wave indicates the least amount of noise generated from the tyre. Three waves mean the highest amount of noise. This is measured in decibels. The higher the Db the greater the noise level.

Suspension

Our our trailers use either Knott suspension system or axle leaf spring systems for greater road stability. These are used in conjunction with either solid steel beam axles or rubber & steel compression axles.

Braking

All our spread lever braking has an auto reverse mechanism within the drum. With the mechanical overrun system – the hydraulically dampened overrun control device is made up of six main elements that control and operate the braking system.
1. The Housing
2. The Drawtube
3. The Overrun Lever of Brake Link
4. The Damper
5. The Hand / Parking Brake
6. The Energy Store Unit

The handbrake, in conjunction with the energy store, is used to apply the brakes when the trailer is parked. The actuating force for the wheel brake is generated during braking of the towing vehicle, as the trailer tends to overrun and pushes the drawtube in. The actuating force for the wheel brake is generated at the overrun device through overrunning action of the trailer (FORWARD BRAKING), reversal of trailer by the towing vehicle (AUTO-REVERSE), or operation of the hand/parking brake.

Innovative technology

The oil damping to the spring in the energy store allows gentle and progressive application of the handbrake once the handbrake has passed “over centre”. No more sudden surprises or even injuries.

Safety Skid

The safety skid is an integral feature of the cast housing and protects the overrun lever and handbrake lever from damage from sleeping policemen and other objects under the trailer.

Ease of Use

The Variant/Knott hitch coupling enables easy maneuvering of the trailer, by using hitch or handbrake lever, this often leads to damage or dirty hands.

Night Light

All our trailers come as standard with white reverse light lenses for safe reversing and enhanced viewing through mirrors or reversing cameras. It also illuminates the area in the direction you want people to be aware of your driving.

Night Safety

Our trailers come with safety white reflectors to the front, amber reflectors to the side and red to the rear as standard. These are for safety at night when parked and unhitched and in order that the trailers are fully visible from all sides to oncoming vehicles.

Coupling

Whether it’s a 2700kg or 3500kg rated hitch, all our hitch’s and couplings have  a lockable position for greater security whether travelling on a journey or in a parked position. All Variant trailers have an easy to use independent handbrake system built alongside the extra strong coupling.

Strength

It is vital for you to have absolute confidence in your trailer, particularly when your operating day depends on it too. That’s why we develop the very strongest and sturdiest trailers you will find from Europe. Our tried-and-tested welding technology makes us unique in being able to supply transport solutions that have got what it takes to take on any job.

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The Story Behind Variant

The basis of what we know today as your trailer-marked Variant, started with a light business idea. It was founder Niels Buhl who, on June 1, 1975, established the branded Variant for the production of small hobbyists in a small workshop behind the private home.

In early 1977, Brother Jens Buhl became employed, and the following year also co-owner. In the first years, the product range was focused solely on smaller hobby trailers for private use. This has today evolved to include, Commercial, Hobbytrailers, Machine Trailers, Boat Trailers, Cargo Trailers, etc.
Over the years, the company has been located at several different addresses in the Vejle area. It started in Høgsholt, later moved to Losning, then to Højen and then to Vinding.

In 1996, the company moved for the last time to the current address on Godthåbsvej in Vejle. The many relocations are due to the productiveness of the plant. Today, all activities are gathered at the same address under the same brand. This simplifies and strengthens the entire organization, making the roads from decision to action very short. Production at the factory in Vejle today consists of a lot of assembly work. There is still some internal raw material processing in the form of own welding and iron. However, increasingly specialized subcontractors are being used for the individual components. The combination of this means that during product development and production improvement, both internal and external know-how can be drawn.

The brothers Niels and Jens Buhl ran the company until January 1, 2006, where Niels Buhl choseto retire. The company is continued by Jens Buhl, and his son Andreas Buhl who joined the management. In 2012, Andreas Buhl took over the management of the company.
Today, Variant has more than 150 good dealers spread throughout the country. Variant is Denmark’s largest Danish-owned trailer manufacturer. In 2018 Variant introduced the first of their innovative designed trailers into the Australian market.