Products & Services


New Build - Refrigerated


A Fairfax full-size semi-trailer is typically a 15.1m long, fully-insulated quad-axle unit designed for operation at minus 28C and can have multi-temperature capabilities.

Tare weight of a complete semi-trailer is around 10,500kg subject to fridge selection and spec details. The rear axle is a ‘Castor-steer’ to reduce tyre scuffing and allow a tighter turning circle to be achieved. The trailer can also have double stacking systems incorporated into the side walls, giving loadings of up to 56 pallets. Refrigeration is often a multi-temperature unit with a remote evaporator at rear. The body can be divided into one, two, or three temperature sections.

Other designs are also manufactured with a choice of 2, 3 or 4 axles, varying overall wall construction and lengths up to 15.65m HPMV permitted semi-trailers.


Fairfax also builds refrigerated full trailers with 3, 4 or 5 axle configurations.  These trailers are typically design-matched to the towing truck to operate under an over-length and/or 50max high productivity permit.

New Build - Livestock

Fairfax also manufactures fibreglass livestock truck bodies and trailers. All our livestock bodies incorporate sealed fibreglass walls and floors with moulded GRP holding tanks to prevent the spillage of effluent.

The fully moulded Fairfax GRP bodywork is finished in coloured gel-coat which eliminates the need to paint. Wall core material is a fully synthetic structural core material that does not absorb moisture, even when exposed to water. 

All Fairfax livestock units have Agri-quality certification and full compliance with the NZ Livestock Code.

New Build - Furniture

Our 15.1m semi-trailer for furniture is a fully moulded monocoque shell of 110 cubic metre capacity.  Full air suspension and load sensed EBS air braking are installed to prevent wheel lock-up.  Interior has carpet lined battens and built-in tie rails to secure and protect the most delicate of freight.

The floor is lined with a fibreglass skin, glassed to the wall preventing water ingress from below.

In addition, there are no body joints or fastenings to leak or loosen during service and the unique Fairfax one-piece GRP bodywork provides life-long strength.


Fairfax offers a full repairs and modification service from straightforward minor jobs to full modifications and refurbishment