Trailers play a vital role in the transportation of heavy or oversized loads. If you have ever owned a trailer before, you may have seen the hinges on its doors. These hinges help support the door’s weight and are essential for keeping the trailer's contents secure.
At Hinge Outlet, we offer a wide range of trailer door hinges. This guide will help you understand the various types available, as well as how to choose the right one for your trailer doors.
Square Corner Rear Door Trailer Hinges
Square Corner Rear Door Hinges are designed to be used for a truck or trailer’s rear doors. Their leaf portion is installed onto the vehicle’s frame while the strap portion is affixed to the door itself. This particular design swings a full 270o, allowing the door to swing open as much as possible. It is made from heavy duty steel and has a zinc finish to protect from corrosion. This hinge was designed to be reliable and last for many years.
Layered Laminated Square Corner Trailer Hinges
For truck and trailer doors that require extra strength, we offer Layered - Laminated Stainless Steel Square Corner Hinges. These hinges appear similar to the ordinary strap hinges mentioned above. However, their strap features a layered design for added strength and reliability. This design comes with a non-removable pin to enhance security, and zinc plating for improved durability.
Aluminum Butt Hinges
If you have seen any of our other cabinet and door hinges, you may already be familiar with aluminum butt hinges. These hinges are more in-line with the hinges you see in other everyday applications.
This butt hinge has a simple folding leaf design that fits into itself in the folded position. It is designed to be installed or mounted in different ways. Users can weld it onto their trailer’s frame. Alternatively, they can drill holes through the leaf for installation. This model also features a removable steel pin that allows you to remove your trailer doors easily without dismantling the entire hinge.
All Steel Rear Door Hinge With Multiple Hole Patterns
Our Rear Door - All Steel Truck/Trailer Hinges are made from a ¼” of solid steel that was rolled to form a pivot point. This design features a zinc finish and has been hot dip galvanized to protect it from environmental elements.
This hinge comes in three configurations. The first is a zero hole configuration for weld-on installations. The other two are three hole and four hole configurations for mounting with screws. The weld on design is perfect for applications where you intend to install the hinge permanently onto your truck or trailer frame. The holed designs are better for applications where you intend to remove and replace the hinge at some point in the future.
For special applications, we also offer shims for brackets. These are special plates that are used to minimize gaps between the hinge and the surface it is installed onto. When installed properly, shims allow the hinge leaf to remain flush with the backset surface.
Our ⅛” shims are meant for use with either wide or narrow brackets. The wide bracket version is triangular in shape, while the narrow bracket version is rectangular. Both feature holes for easy mounting. These shims also feature a zinc finish to protect against long-term corrosion.
Ramp Door Hinges
Ramp door hinges are special because they are meant for heavy duty applications. These hinges are installed on the trailer or the truck’s floor edge and connect it to the floor ramp. When installed properly, the ramp door hinge allows the ramp door to swing outwards easily.
These hinges are made from solid steel and are designed to support the weight of the ramp door as well as items being loaded onto the trailer or truck. They feature a weld-on design to ensure stability and reliability. This particular hinge is also supplied with a grease fitting to maintain smooth operations in the long-run.
Where to Purchase High Quality Hinges
As you can see, there are plenty of great hinges available for trucks and trailers. Please visit Hinge Outlet’s online store to see the full selection of hinge products available, or contact us to learn more about trailer hinge types.