Engineering

Böckmann Engineering

Europe has endured really high gas prices for decades which prompted trailer designers to engineer trailers that can be pulled safely by smaller, more fuel-efficient tow vehicles. Bockmann has been developing well-engineered, aerodynamic horse trailers for decades before we have realized  it was possible  to enjoy them in North America. We have the benefit right now of owning  excellent products from 60+ years of experience and persistence to excel.

Three outstanding criteria must be met:

  1. Maximum tongue load of 113 kg (250 lbs) for trailers 14′ or shorter, 150kg (330 lbs) for trailers 14’+
  2. Independent mechanical or hydraulic braking system.
  3. Features to create a silent, cool, comfortable space for your horse(s)

In accordance with European road regulations, European engineers design “self-balancing” horse trailers – bearing their weight over the wheels and “leaning” a maximum of 4% of the GVWR onto the tow vehicle. The tow vehicle guides the trailer along the road, rather than carrying it .

Conventional flat roofed, box-style trailers create a vacuum when in tow requiring a strong engine to break the vacuum. The aerodynamic roof line of Böckmann trailers eliminates the vacuum and sway, so no need for a strong engine. By transferring the load back to the trailer itself, and by creating aerodynamic roof-lines, a smaller vehicle can tow a Böckmann-designed trailer

Böckmann Design Excellence lets you and your horse enjoy

  • Arriving at the show relaxed and ready to perform
  • Silent, cool and spacious ride
  • Safety windows
  • A consistent temperature and great ventilation
  • Rear ramp has a storm door flap if needed
  • Adjustable stall width and length
  • Maximum tongue weight produced: 211-216 lbs