No heavy traffic licence required, easy to load, drive, manoever and park, Horses rear facing for easier balance
Our Horse Vans are designed to provide a solid, safe structure for horses, practical storage and facilities as well as incorporating comforts and luxuries for the owner, our Cob and Hunter models are built in the UK by a coachbuilder that has been in business since 1975 and was the first to manufacture horse vans in England over 17 years ago.
Horse Vans are customisable with a huge range of additional options with the experienced engineers and horse people involved in Horse Vans manufacture we can deal with many types of requests.
UNIQUE BUILDING MATERIALS
Horse Vans NZ Ltd use a fully insulated exterior composite vacuum molded wall panel, this means the temperature in your Horse Van will remain cooler in summer and warmer in winter for you and your horses. You will notice the temperature is more ambient, similar to a quality motorhome build. Other similar vehicles are built with ply or fibreglass only without the insulation. The panels we use are completely rot and rust proof, lightweight and with an extremely high tensile strength. We also use a glue that's used in the aerospace industry to glue aeroplane panels together, plus lots of other trade secrets. We know of other horse box builders in the UK who have bought one of our Horse Vans to take it apart to try and copy them!
CHOICE OF BASE VEHICLE AND CHASSIS
We can provide you with all the information you need to make the best choice for your horse van depending on horse sizes, weights and quantity, living area features and design, floor area required and budget:
New or Used choice of cab and chassis, from Renault, Fiat, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen or Fuso.
Options of single wheels, dual rear wheels or tandem rear wheels
Option to add the more expensive and superior (lighter, wider and stronger) automatic self levelling Alko air suspension chassis
Cab structure such as crew cab options with a back seat to provide seatbelts for 5 and swivelling front seats
Cab features such as automatic tiptronic gear boxes, air conditioning and electrics
Gross vehicle mass from 3.5 tonne to 6 tonne providing payloads from 1,250kg to 2,200kg
ALL our 3.5T Horse vans have uprated suspension whether they are registered as 3.9T or 3.5T
IMPECABLE SAFETY RECORD
No complaints of any chassis problems in 17 years of our manufacturer building horse vans in the UK. No customer returns and no damage in any horse area that whole time.
Unlike other similar vehicles in NZ, we and our UK counterparts have had NO complaints of ramps falling open while driving, chassis separating from floor, suspension problems causing damage to horses knees and payload being less than advertised. We can also proudly state that No wall panels, internal or external have ever been damaged by horses in any way by pulling back on tie rings, kicking or any thing else.
No reports ever of any bulkhead wall integrity issues, even where a small window is wanted between cab and horse area, in fact the vehicle manufacturers standard windows available in the back of bulkhead cab's are much larger and still meet their strict crash test criteria.
THE BEST WARRANTY'S
Full two year workmanship and components build warranty.
Between one and three year mechanical warranties. Our mechanical warranties are extensive including items most warranties exclude, eg. air conditioning and suspension.
Full loading support from phone and email support to sending a professional trainer to your place to help.
60 Day Money Back warranty
FULLY SEALED FLOORS
Our Hunter and Cob models have a steel floor with marine grade waterproof GRP (fibreglass reinforced ply) lining, then are fully sealed over floors and edges up walls before adding rot proof matting, use your water blaster for a perfect clean every time.
OPTIONS FOR RAMPS & HORSE AREA
Lift up overhang or barn door options for the top part of easy lift ramp, the overhang lift up option has a "give" of a couple of inches for any horses tempted to rear, we actually prefer this option as when you have barn doors the unforgiving steel door framing is openly exposed to the horses heads and much more likely to cause damage.
Gas struts or external spring options for your ramp, loading gates options.
Walk through gate in chest wall great for camping.
OPTIONS FOR LIVING AREA
This area is virtually limitless, we always use commercial grade materials and have access to the latest products on the market eg. aluminium based panels instead of GRP for cabinetry. Fully custom designed with your choice of colours, textiles and finishes.
LOTS OF EXTRA'S
Regardless of whether your Horse Van is built on a new or used cab, even our most basic horse transport only models always include the following items which may be "additions" with other businesses:
horse area and reversing cameras
new brake discs and pads
new glow plugs
all on road costs
mirrors in wardrobes
hammock rings in horse area
ramp not closed alarm
puncture proof treatment
extra tie rings
cargo nets over lutons
spare wheel with jack
graphics of your choice
up to 2 colours of metallic paint of your choice
saddle poles and bridle racks
insulated wall panels and roof
commercial grade build and finish materials
thicker upholstered seating cushions for comfort in the living areas