8 Tonne

8 Tonne

Proudly NZ-made. Since forever.

Rugged, reliable and built to last, SAM Hydraulic Trailers make great working companions. They have been delivering for NZ farmers for decades.

The range is renowned for superior construction, sharp design and extreme strength.

4, 6, 8, 10 & 14 tonne models are available.

All come standard with easy to use drop-down sides. The very best high-end components we can find. A mega-strong cor-ten steel deck and versatile spreader tailboard. Deck sizes are nice and wide to fit round bales and generous compared to competitors.

Designed and manufactured with love, right here in New Zealand.

Smart features

  • NEW 14 Tonne in action

    Watch one of our happy SAM customers taking her new 14 tonne SAM Tip Trailer for a spin. The new hightail design means no spillage when tipping. Now available on all model sizes.

  • Steel deck (cor-ten)
    Steel deck (cor-ten)

    Cor-ten steel decking is now standard on all trailer models due to its superior strength and durability.

  • Drop-down sides
    Drop-down sides

    Drop-down sides allow easy access to the deck for side loading.

  • Multi-stage ram
    Multi-stage ram

    Extremely reliable, high-end multi-stage RAMs are sourced from Italy. Five stage RAMs are used, providing even steeper tipping and more lifting power.

  • Industry leading coating protection system
    Industry leading coating protection system

    All SAM Trailers have seen a new evolution of painting procedure. This is for extra corrosion protection. Firstly a blast then a thermal-arc spray followed by the SAM coating difference. It is mega tough stuff!

  • Remote greasing
    Remote greasing

    Remote axle-greasing saves time and effort giving you access to all axle greasing points in an easy to reach location. An effective way to improve machine maintenance. Standard on 8 and 10 tonne models only.

  • Backdoor trip
    Backdoor trip

    A hydraulic trip is standard on the 8 and 10 tonne models. Smaller trailers are supplied with a mechanical trip. All come with check chains included.

  • Swivel coupling
    Swivel coupling

    A heavy duty swivel coupling is standard on 8-10 tonne models. More forgiving on varied terrain. You can choose a donut eye for coupling with a quick hitch or the insert option for tractor coupling.

  • Safety bar
    Safety bar

    A safety bar locks into place when the deck is up so you can safely work underneath.

Optional extras

  • Remote axle greasing
  • LED Lights
  • Brakes
  • Hay extension
  • Skid
  • Tyre upgrade
Remote greasing trailer 1
Remote axle greasing

Remote axle-greasing saves you time and effort by giving you access to all axle greasing points. They are all raised together in a bank in an easy to reach location. A very effective way to improve machine maintenance, without having to jump under your machine. So keep that gear greased - no excuses!

Lights trailer copy
LED Lights

If you are using your machine on the road you will need a set of lights. Housed in a steel mount, the weatherproof lights are LED and plug directly into your power source.

Brakes 1

Brakes are available for tandem axle machines. They are usually located on the front hubs only. The brake system chosen had been well-proven over the years and is reliable.

Hay Extention Feature 1
Hay extension

Hay extensions are 1,200mm in length. It is a simple, strong frame that extends the deck of your trailer for transporting hay.

Skid 1

If you are using your machine with a quick hitch you will want to include a skid on the drawbar. 

Tyres 2
Tyre upgrade

We have tough high performing tyres to suit any application. They are chosen for their quality and durability. 

We can change tyre sizes to suit your specific needs. The 4, 5 and 6 tonne trailers use 11.5 x 15.3 tyres but these can be upgraded to larger 400 x 15.5 tyres. The 400 x 15.5 tyres are standard on the 8 tonne trailer but can be upgraded to the 500 x 17 tyres.

The 10 tonne trailer uses 500 x 17 tyres as standard.

Custom options are also available POA.

Remote greasing trailer 1
Lights trailer copy
Brakes 1
Hay Extention Feature 1
Skid 1
Tyres 2


  • Deck (L X W) 4.2m X 2.4m
  • Sides 500mm steel
  • Floor 4mm cor-ten steel
  • Capacity 5.0m3
  • Axle type Tandem-axle 70mm
  • Axle capacity 12,000kg
  • Wheels 400 / 60 x 15.5 14-ply
  • Ram type / diameter Five stage
  • Jack type 70mm screw jack
  • Tailboard Standard
  • Hay extension Optional
  • Steel deck Standard
  • Overall length 6.150m
  • Overall Width 2.460m
  • Overall height 2.010m

Fast central support service

Our SAM range is backed by a quick and efficient support service from central Hamilton. The team are also available for technical help should you need it.

Our guarantee

We deliver quality products and stand by them. All Trailers go through rigorous quality and accuracy testing. They also have a comprehensive warranty.

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