Why should I choose NZ Food Trailers?
NZFT is a 4-year registered company, which provides the best food trailers on NZ market with an outstanding quality and safety at affordable price.
I have seen similar food trailers on the market listed at lower price, why is this difference about?
Our trailers have higher quality materials, better finishing and solid safety features, even though they look similar to others on NZ market.
What are the standard features included on Food Trailers?
Deep galvanized tow frame and chassis
2 tons coupling
Swing up jockey wheel
4 heavy duty standing legs
Rego + Wof
One-year NZ Warranty
16A electrical installation + Ewof
Stainless steel 304 countertops and shelves
Dual sink + double tap
Fresh and waste water tanks
Electric water heater 7 lts + water pump
What add-on can I choose?
Stainless steel commercial grade bench fridge or freezer
Stainless steel commercial range hood
Stainless steel splash back
Stainless steel gas box / generator box
Does your trailer design comply with council requirements?
All our trailers have complied with Council requirements.
Please refer to the following Council guidelines:
“Design of a Mobile Shop (trailer unit or vehicle) must incorporate the following features:
1. It must afford “all-weather protection” to the food being offered for sale.
2.The interior walls, floor and ceiling must be constructed of material which can be Easily cleaned, is impervious, smooth and light in color.
3. A wash hand basin must be provided and supplied with running hot and cold water. A hand basin is not required where the only food that is stored or sole is either pre-packed or contained in sealed containers. A sink supplied with hot and cold running water is also required where food preparation is undertaken.
4. Where benches and shelves are used in connection with the storage of food they shall be constructed and places to be capable of being easily cleaned. Benches shall have a smooth, impervious surface which is free from cracks and other defects. This also applies to cutting boards.
5. The mobile shop/food-processing stall should be effectively vermin proofed.
6. Where cooking is undertaken in the mobile shop/food processing stall is shall be Provided with such ventilation as required by the Environmental Health Officer so as to: − Prevent the air in the shop from becoming excessively heated. − Prevent condensation on ﬂoors, walls and ceilings. − Removal of objectionable odors.”
What is the size and weight of rounded and square trailer models?
Where are these trailers made of?
All our models are imported from the best factory in Shanghai, for which we are exclusive agents, so you won’t find these trailers anywhere else in NZ.
What material are these trailers made of?
Round models are made in Fiberglass mold and galvanized steel.
Square models are made of high resistant fiberglass and XPS insulation.
What is the difference between single and double axle?
Single Axle un-braked are rated with ATM 1200KGS
Tandem or double axle are rated with ATM 2.500KGS
What you recommend, braked or un-braked?
If you choose a lightweight trailer (single axle) there is no need for brakes, since GVM is under 1.2 tns.
For more weight capacity, we recommend a tandem braked type.
Do you have financing available?
Yes, we do have a partnership with Heartland Bank for financing trailers loans. Contact Khan Greig / Business development manager M: 027-580-4574 More information www.heartland.co.nz/business-loans
Is there a lease or hire option?
Not at the moment.
Are there any trailers on stock for viewing?
We normally carry stock. Please check our website for latest postings.
Can I book viewing times during weekends?
We have viewing times on weekdays and weekend. We can work around your time.
Do you have delivery options throughout NZ (North & South Island)?
Yes, we do. We can ship throughout NZ, north and south island.
What information should I provide for getting a quote from you?
We need to know the model of your preference, add ons and appliances you wish to fit in.
What information should I provide for getting financing?
You will need a quote from us, then get in touch with our financial agent to discuss payment terms and final amount.
I’m not GST registered; can I buy your trailer at NET price (without GST)?
Unfortunately, GST is a must for registered companies like ours. You can easily sign for GST with Inland Revenue to get your GST back. Check this link for further info http://www.ird.govt.nz/gst/
Does your food trailer include Registration and Warrant of fitness?
Absolutely, we include REGO for 1 year and WOF for 3 years (from VTNZ) for all our models.
Do these trailers have NZ warranty? If so, how it works?
Yes, we provide 1 year warranty. Please refer to our warranty policy
What are the council requirements to operate a mobile shop?
Please refer to the following Council guidelines:
Any person or business wishing to sell products from a mobile unit (e.g. converted caravan, trailer) on Council controlled land must first obtain a licence from Council and pay appropriate fees. Licenses can be obtained for a full year, or part year (full months only), for a minimum period of 1 month, for which fees will be charged on a pro-rata basis. In cases where food stuff is to be prepared and sold, the mobile unit will need to be inspected by the Environmental Health officer, for compliance with food hygiene requirements, before a licence can be issued. In all cases, a mobile unit must be warranted and registered.
Any person or business wishing to sell products from a mobile unit (e.g. converted caravan, trailer) at a Market only must first obtain a licence from Council and pay the one off annual fees. This fee is not available on a pro-rata basis, but the licence does enable the holder to operate from any market within the district, subject to the Market organiser’s approval. In cases where food stuff is to be prepared and sold, the mobile unit will need to be inspected by the Environmental Health officer, for compliance with food hygiene requirements, before a licence can be issued. In all cases, a mobile unit must be warranted and registered.”
How can I get my council licence permit?
If you have a mobile shop or commercial services business and want to trade in a public space, you will need a mobile trading licence.
Get in contact with your city council, then request a meeting or apply online for your mobile trading licence.
You will need an idea of your trading set-up, including any vehicles, tables, chairs and displays.
What electrical wiring options do you offer; does it include EWOF?
Our standard electrical configuration is 16A which includes 6 double 10A power points, 1 Led Light and power inlet. We also offer upgrade to 32A and special coffee machine wiring and 15A or 20A plug. We provide 4 years EWOF.
Is it possible to run power on batteries and solar panels?
It is possible; however, this option is very limited and can produce up to 500W.
Does the trailer come with gas fitting and certification?
This item is an add-on provided upon request.
Can you provide appliances? What warranty do they come with?
We can provide electrical and gas appliances, which comes with 1 year warranty.
Can I install my own appliances?
Sure, since this service is an optional for appliances that are not built-in.
How does the hot water work?
Trailers are fitted with a high quality 7 Lt electrical water heater.
I’m starting my food business from scratch, what’s steps should I follow?
We recommend starting with your business plan and then checking for local Council requirements for your business idea.
What feature should I consider when custom building my trailer?
Most important is your business plan and what type of food you are aiming to sell. Then you can find out about appliances you need to use. After you have sorted this, we can recommend a trailer to suit your business plan.
I’m not sure how to design the interior of my trailer, can you provide assistance?
Sure we can. We have professional help for making your business ideas into a layout.
How do custom build orders work?
We can customize your trailer according to your specifications. Once you are happy with the layout we start manufacturing process which takes 8 to 9 weeks.
Can I choose exterior colour of my trailer?
Yes, for rounded models you can choose any single colour at no cost from this list: RAL COLOR
For square models, we can provide black, white, yellow and red at no cost. If you choose any other colour there is a $400 extra cost.
How long does it take a custom-built order to be delivered?
Normally takes 8 to 9 weeks. If there is external work, such as gas fittings or electrical work, delivery times varies according to booking availability.
What are the payments terms for a custom-built order?
For custom-built orders, a minimum of 50% is required and balance is payable before delivery. Check for current discount offers for 100% payment.
What type of towing car do I need?
It should be according to total weight when trailer is fully loaded.
How do I register the trailer under my name?
You can do it online or at VTNZ once payment has been received. Please use this link for registering your trailer online, https://transact.nzta.govt.nz/transactions/NoticeOfAcquisition/entry
What mechanical maintenance do these trailers need?
Please check our “Safety Instructions” for more info.
My stainless steel looks rusty, how can I clean this up?
Please follow this useful link for stainless steel maintenance
Can I use magnets signs on these trailers?
You might use magnets, however, we recommend removing them when not in use, since it is known they cause paint fading and peeling.
I need to change the colour of my trailer; can I repaint it?
We recommend a total paint removal (striping) before painting. This should be done by an automotive or panel beating specialist.
I need to modify few things on my trailer, should I inform you about this?
Please note that any alterations or modifications should be informed to NZFT before they are carried on. Failure to do this might void your 1 year warranty.
I have changed my mind about my food business, can I return my trailer and get a refund?
Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information
Do you guys do branding and wrapping?
Yes, we can provide this service.
Can you make an empty trailer without shelves and benching?
Yes, for custom built orders we can do it.
I have a caravan that I would like to transform into food trailer, can you guys help?
Our company does not provide this type of service; however, we can recommend a reliable welder for this purpose.