Cimarron Custom Horse Trailers. New Thinking, Strength & Beauty!
The world is a better place because Henry Ford decided to quit working for Thomas Edison and struck out on his own to invent the first assembly line. Cimarron Trailers carries on the American tradition of starting their own company to prove they can build a better custom progressive horse trailer. While there are older trailer companies stuck in their rut, living off their history, Cimarron is not one of them. Cimarron custom aluminum horse trailers has the combination of folks that weren’t happy resting on laurels.
Energetic entrepreneurs want to improve on products and sometimes have to go out on their own and prove their ideas can work. That’s what Michael Terry did, the president of Cimarron Trailers. Working for many horse trailer manufactures, gave Terry broad manufacturing experience. His vision to build the best horse trailer, drives Cimarron’s remarkable growth that started in 2000.
Other key managers as well as the majority of the work force, started with other trailer manufactures. The Chickasha Oklahoma area is rich with experienced horse trailer workers. Cimarron employees were asked to give their input on trailer design including key extrusions (components). The building philosophy behind Cimarron, is designing the extrusions to fit like Lego’s. Pre-formed extrusions are designed for more efficient manufacturing.
The t-frames are one piece tail to tongue, with an off-set 3 inches on top and 6 inch on bottom. This allows for lower jams on side doors without cutting the frame and more protection below for water tanks. Each floor joint is double tongue and grooved interlocking with 6 ” centers for a solid strong floor. Floor extrusions have ribs for traction.
The rear floor extrusion is one piece. It works as a skid plate also. All interlocking like Lego’s. This makes every trailer uniformly strong, You’ll know you are standing in or looking at a Cimarron just by the solid feel and how well the extrusions fit.
When I review new trucks and SUV’s, I use several horse trailer brands. I’ve been impressed with how the Cimarron bumper pull trailers fall inline and don’t move on the road. Cimarron is one of the easiest towing aluminum bumper trailers I’ve used. So I looked it over, compared and don’t know exactly the secret, but the nose is a narrow wedge with the nose walls going all the way down past the tongue. The tongue is short with plenty of room for tight corners. It has 15 inch tires and sits low with an excellent load height at the rear. Most of the new SUV’s have independent rear suspension or at least rear coil springs. This helps with the empty ride of a SUV, but will make a trailer sway more. The Cimarron bumper pulls straight.
This is where beautiful sheet metal starts. Aluminum sheets are taped. VHB tape fits in a groove for expansion. Taped walls are easier to repair in a trailer your grandkids can use and keep in the family.
No robots here, just professionals doing their job with a sense of satisfaction and pride. Quality horse trailers will last decades like airplanes and tractors.
Horse trailers start like cars, upside down. The floor and frame is the staring point, then flipped over and back on the track. It’s fascinating watching skilled craftsmen and craftswomen zipping along.
Cimarron Trailers can make a custom trailers to fit anything, even the tall trucks like this C4500. Actually every trailer is custom built. With over 250 options. There aren’t any standard models. Each Cimarrontrailer is custom designed from 250 options making 56 models. There are 4 trailer group packages, the Norstar horse trailers, Winstar combination trailers, Lonestar stock trailers and Transtar cargo trailers. All trailers are custom built from the customers needs, designed between the dealer and Cimarron. The order sheet is the same one use for the customer, dealer and factory.
For the popular 8′ wide trailers, special 3X5 framing is boxed in around the axle hole for strength. It’s massive structural integrity. I’m big on heavy duty necks. I look hard at how they’re but together. With Cimarron Trailers, the extruded t-frame from the floor is also used in the neck. Neck gussets are designed for strength and truck bed rail clearance for short beds. The corner nose caps are spun and welded from the inside, looks great.
Side posts are almost square compared to most trailers rectangular posts this gives you more strength at the same weight. Dividers have an extra frame post in the wall. Roof rails fit into the side rails, not butt welded. The stall dividers have angled panels for safety, harder to climb.
Massive doors are made in-house. The dressing room doors have weather striping recessed in door jam like a car. Does your dressing room door have an adjustable door jam and striker plate?
Drop down feed doors are made heavy duty enough to have the feed door latches on the side where they are reachable by us folks less than 6′.
The roof is 1/2 inch reinforced fiberglass which is strong, cool and quiet. If you ride in the back of a horse trailer with an aluminum roof, you will notice the heat and popping noise of the roof. You will see most future horse trailers going with fiberglass roofs I predict.
Nice detail around the axle where you won’t even see it. Same way with the tongue on a bumper pull trailer, you won’t see all the detail under the floor, but that’s what quality is about, better built all through the trailer. Also Cimarron’s have a built in trickle charger for the emergency breakaway battery, as checking this battery is a very neglected service schedule for us humans. Signature corner, tells you it’s a Cimarron at a glance. The jack handle comes off and stores out of the way inside the neck as it should. Details, details and more details.
I towed a 6 horse Cimarron in January thorough Eisenhower Tunnel in the Colorado Rockies at 13, 013 ft with a 7 percent grade coming out the West side in a snow storm. The trailer was an handled easily on the slick highway. Cimarron is the trailer you want for a safe trip in the extreme conditions across the country.
Trailers designed for horse men and women. With lowered bridle rack, adjustable saddle rack, lowered manger door with lower latches, Cimarron will fit you. Structural soundness, beauty and dependable daily function will make you a proud owner of a Cimarron Trailer. More details about Cimarron Custom Trailers can be found at their very informational website www.cimarrontrailers.com Ph. 405.222.4800