A bit about us

Damian Robert Bennett – DRB Floats

After many years in the construction  industry, and having worked for several major horse float brands, Damian recognised a market need for quality Australian built bespoke trailers and DRB Floats was born in 2006.

A trade certified Coach & Motor Body Builder/ Boiler Maker/ Welder/  Fabricator, Damian has been "building things" for over 25 years.

His passion is turning thoughts into reality, hence the decision to cast aside industry standard “cookie cutters” and dedicate his business to top quality, custom built horse floats and trailers.

It’s not just horse transport though, DRB Floats can help you with all your custom fabrication solutions.

  Motor Homes

  Caravans

  Catering trailers

  Stage and Event trailers 

  Mobile ablution blocks

  Dog trailers and cages

  Tool boxes and ute drawers

    Tack boxes and storage solutions

DRB Floats is a 100% Australian owned and operated small family business using all Australian manufactured or supplied products where possible.

All our steel is sourced from Australian mills – it’s our way to help keep Australia working.


If you can dream it, DRB can build it!

 

Some examples of our work

DRB Floats will custom make your new horse trailer to your exact requirements. We take care of the engineering side, you just tell us what you want to carry. All the bells and whistles or just a simple pony taxi, bespoke equestrian transport is our area of expertise.

While we don’t have “standard” models or a yard full of pre-made trailers, the examples featured on our website will give you an idea of what DRB can do and how your dream float will fit in with your towing capacity, budget and lifestyle. You can pinch a previous build design and tweak it or come up with a whole new design.

Contact us today via phone, email or Facebook to talk about your new trailer. 

All prices listed were current at time of sale. Prices are subject to change and are intended as a guide only.  

 

Overnighter - 2 Horse Angle Insulated

Internal length - 4.5m
Internal width - 1.98m
Internal height - 2.3m
Tare - 1500kg
$50,000
This is the dream. Compact yet fully optioned. Double bed, fridge, sink, microwave and tv up front, 2 horses and a cowboy shower in the back. Swing out tack box, side tack box and under bed storage accessed from outside. Water tank, mag wheels and awning.

2 Horse Straight Load

Internal length - 3.3m
Internal width - 1.65m
Internal height - 2.2m
Tare - 1000kg
$12,500.00
Awesome little float. Open sided with canvas curtains for camping. All the usual DRB features - Gal chassis, roller rocker suspension, aluminium plank floor, full rubber, 5 new tyres and rims, checkerplate stone guards.

Big Grey - 2 Horse Angle Load

Internal length - 4.5m
Internal width - 1.98m
Internal height - 2.3m
Tare - 1700kg
$26,000
Built for the big whoppers! Super roomy float with 2.8m bays and ample ventilation. Nice high roof and a large tack box. Plenty of room up front for additional storage. Mag wheels and a gorgeous paint job made this float a stand out.

 

The Grey Goose - 3 Horse Reverse Angle Insulated

External length - 8.3m

External width - 2.4m
Internal height - 2.3m

Tare 2800kg

$88,000

240v & 12v. Fully insulated. Aluminum cabinetry. Full sized kitchen, shower and loo. King bed. Miles of storage. Spacious air-conditioned human quarters and much more. Can be set up for 2 big boppas, 3 average horses or even 4 ponies.


The Big Rig - 7 Horse Insulated Full Living

Length - 14.3m
Width - 2.4m
Height - 2.8m
$400,000
Insulated semi-trailer. Luxury liner! 2 slide outs. Queen bedroom with single bunk, 2x single beds over bathroom, lounge converts to double bed and a grooms bed in the horse area. Full kitchen, living, bathroom, laundry and sleeping for 8! Plenty of room for 7 horses and all their gear and feed. A stunning, intelligent layout catering for horses and humans. Acres of storage and all the comforts of home.

Keeping it Simple - 4 Horse Angle

Internal length - 5.3m

Internal width - 1.98m
Internal height - 2.2m
Bays - 700mm x 2.4m
Tare - 1800kg
$33,000

Solar and 240v. Numerous power points. A water tank services an external tap on the draw bar and the awning gives ample shelter from sun and rain. There is a large rear swing out tack box and a side mounted box with a fold down door that serves as a table.

 

Solar Plus - 3 Horse Angle Insulated

Internal length - 6m

Internal width - 2.3m

Internal height - 2.3m

Tare 2400kg

$68,000

What doesn't this beauty have?! Electric brakes,  break-away system. Swing out tack box. Aluminium dividers. Full opening dividing wall. Rug rack. LED lighting. Horse and rear facing camera. Flyscreens. Large sofa & table converts to a queen bed. King single bunk above. Fridge, sink, microwave, stereo, air-con. HWS. Shower in horse area. Plenty of kitchen bench and storage. TV. Water tanks. 2 large external storage areas. Huge awning. Solar power and 240v.

Living the dream - 5th Wheeler Caravan

Internal length 6.1m

Internal width 2.3m

Internal height - 2.1m

$80,000
3 way power system.
150w solar with charger, 2x deep cycle batteries. Gas hot water. 221lt fridge, gas cooktop, range hood, tv & antenna, 3kg washing machine, microwave, shower & toilet, awning with anti flap kit, generator, two spare tyres, rocker roller suspension, 200lt water & 100lt grey water.


DRB Hay Hutt

$1200

Available in any colour

Designed for round bales but great for squares too, the bale is rolled in sideways via a drop down mesh floor. The core stays dry even in the worst weather. Stops the ratbags from rolling them round the paddock and making a nest! I don't know about you but I used to get at least 50% wastage - NO MORE!
Rigorously tested over the past 3 years with the worst hay wreckers. Safe and strong, no sharp pointy bits. Tow it around with your quad. Designed by us, it's a DRB original! 100% AUSTRALIAN galvanised steel. 


 
 

Queensland born and bred:

Your new DRB float is designed and hand built from the ground up by Damian, a trade qualified Coach and Motor Body Builder, Boilermaker, Welder, right here at the workshop in Laidley, Queensland. 

Buy Australian made:

DRB uses Australian manufactured or supplied products wherever possible. All our steel is from Australian steel mills – our way of helping to keep Australia working.


We’ve got you covered:

Your new float is backed by a 10-year structural warranty and your first service is on the house! If at any time you have any questions or concerns about your trailer we are only a phone call away. Damian is very knowledgeable about all aspects of building, loading and towing trailers and he hasn’t had a question he can’t answer yet. We regularly travel to competitions around South East Queensland and Northern NSW so if you see us, come and say “Hi”. We'd love to talk trailers with you.


It’s all about the horses:

In every horse float or truck we build the horse comes first! We won’t build something our own horses wouldn’t be happy in. All our trailers are designed for maximum safety, strength and comfort. The human luxuries will not impact your horse’s safety and happiness. 

 

Custom doesn’t mean expensive!

It just means you get what you need. It is more cost effective to custom build a float to suit your requirements than to modify an existing structure. Internal height is a good example of this - not many trailers on the market have adequate ceiling height for larger horses or adequate ventilation.


Design, build, service & repair:

We service,repair and modify most makes and models of horse trailers and trucks. We are also the preferred repairers for numerous caravan manufacturers and insurance companies.

We fit gooseneck hitches, turntables and manufacture custom trays for utes and small trucks to accommodate large trailers.

If you have a transport or storage question, DRB Floats can build you a solution -Tradie tool boxes, vet & farrier trailers, motor bike & jet ski trailers, catering vehicles, mobile entertainment trailers & ablution blocks. If you can dream it, DRB Floats can build it!

Contact us to talk about your next float or trailer. There are so many variables and options available. DRB Floats will ensure you get just what you need.

DRB Floats Stand Out Features

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All Australian steel galvanised RHS chassis.
10 year structural warranty.

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The strongest floor on the market. 50 x 50mm cross-runners at 400mm spacing. Plenty of steel between your horse and the road.
All RHS, all Australian,  no angle iron.

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Aluminium flooring - No rot or rust.
Superior strength full length interlocking planks.

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Your choice of insulated panel or galvanised sheet walls. Gal sheets are welded, no rivets.

 

"We just picked up a lovely 2 horse float for our daughter. Impeccable quality, great to tow and very reasonably priced. We can highly recommend DRB Floats to build your next float."

K. Ritter QLD

"Thank you to Damian and all the team at DRB Floats. It's very hard to find quality Australian made floats at affordable prices these days, however the DRB Team came through for me. Not only were they well made and affordable, but DRB customised the float to what I wanted and needed for my horses. Highly recommend DRB to everyone!"

Kalahari Performance Horses

My horses and I are very happy with our 2HSL float that we picked up on Thursday. The custom built tack box holds all my 'stuff' and the insect screens and storm covers are great. The bays are roomy and air flow is great. Thank you for building me a safe, economical float. We've already been out for a trail ride and to the beach."

S. Marshall QLD

 

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