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That’s a Wrap!

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Impressions Printing just finished printing and installing this beautiful trailer wrap for us.  This trailer will be given away at this year’s 2017 Western Horseman Sunshine Classic held in Cave Creek Arizona on March 2nd.

In 2016 the Dynamite Arena in Cave Creek, AZ hosted more than one hundred team ropers over the age of forty in a #10 roping.  The winners of that roping each won $10,000 and trophy Martin saddles.  They then faced off to determine the winner of the two horse trophy trailer.

This year, competitors will again be competing for a seventy-five percent payback, Martin trophy saddles, Gist buckles, YETI’s, Professional Choice saddle pads, and a shot at this two horse Hart trailer that will go to the high-money winner!  The second high-money winner will receive a heel-o-matic.

The Sunshine Classic is a #10 with a #8 incentive, that is capped at 6 and open to ropers over 40.  It is a five-steer, progressive after 4 with a $500 entry fee and ropers have the option to enter twice.

Cash and Cactus Saddles will be awarded to the winner of the #8 incentive.  Western Horseman prints will be presented to the top head and heel horses of the roping.  The roping is limited to 200 teams.  Ropers can pre-enter by calling (719)651-3394 or on site.

You can visit www.westernhorseman.com for the information.  Also don’t forget that you can get more information for this event right here on their event page on Facebook!

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Until next time!  We’ll see some of you in Arizona this spring!

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-Amanda

 

View Event Flyer right here:

Dynamite WH SunshineClassic 2017

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How Much Do You Love Your Hart Trailer?

I work for Hart Trailer.  I also have a Hart Trailer.  Many of you are familiar with my story and others may need a refresher or an introduction.  In April of 2013 I took home my very first Hart Trailer.  It also happened to be the very first horse trailer that I had ever purchased on my own dime.

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Nearly four years later, I’m here to tell you that my trailer is long since paid for and I’d gladly do it again.  It is one of the best investments that I have ever made in my adult life.  Upon placing my order for my custom Hart Trailer I decided to follow it through production and publish a blog in the form of photos and updates on our Facebook page.  Many of you watched right along with me up until the very day that I hooked it up to my 2007 hand-me-down Chevy pick up and drove it home to the farm.

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Fast forward 4 years and I am still just as much in love with my Hart trailer as I was the day I first laid eyes on the finished product.  In the early first couple of years I used my trailer non-stop.  It was like the farm transit for horses, cattle, goats and llamas.  Even a couch and table here and there from time to time.  My schedule is much more hectic these days than it was at the time so now my trailer is parked a bit more than it was a couple of years ago.  I keep it clean and I do take care of it but I love that I don’t have to baby it.  I don’t have to worry about the integrity of my trailer every time I go to hook up.  I can count on it.  If you know my story you know that I was raised to be a Hart Trailer fan.  I don’t really know what it’s like to NOT be a Hart Trailer fan.  I can tell you though that in my 4 short years as a Hart Trailer owner I have become a super fan.

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You know how in your family you see the good, the bad and the ugly?  You know all of the dirty laundry and you know every time your sibling is telling a whopper to some unsuspecting stranger?  Instead of the fish being 1′ long it suddenly grew to 5′ and it took your brother, your two cousins, your uncle and your dad to retrieve it from the water.  Working at Hart, you think that I’d find things that I ‘don’t’ like.  Not big things but just something here and there.  You’d think that I’d see a flaw in the production or in the customer service from time to time.  We’re a tight knit group.  We are family.  I’m here to tell you that working here day in and day out and seeing the through and through integrity that goes into each and every single trailer has only strengthened my belief in the Hart product.  There are no short cuts, there are no holes and I can tell you from witnessing first hand that this group of people will jump through every single hoop they can to take care of their customers.  I’m not telling you this right now from a ‘Hart Employee’ point of view.  I’m telling you this as a ‘Hart Customer’ myself.

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In four years of having my trailer I can honestly say I’ve had zero issues.  Like any trailer it has taken a fair share of bumps and bruises, one of which should have and probably would have totaled a number of other trailers in the same class on the market today.  Hart took care of me like they do any one of their customers and my trailer is as good as new and pulls like a charm.  I rarely go somewhere with my trailer where someone doesn’t comment on it.

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It is nothing fancy, but it is perfect for me and it is from my customer point of view the very best built trailer on the market.  So long as I have a say over it I will never pull anything else because there is no better trailer and no better team of people that I’d want to be standing behind me.  If you are a Hart trailer owner you know that every word that I’m speaking is nothing but true.  Oh, and my horses love it!

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People ask me often what I think of my Hart trailer and I never hesitate to tell them that I love it and that there’s no other trailer I’d rather have.  So if you’re on the fence about a Hart, horse lover to horse lover I say give it a chance.  You’ll never look back.  Even if you did, I hear the resale is pretty nice on them 😉

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Until next time,

-A

***How much do YOU love YOUR Hart Trailer?  We’d love to hear from you!  Send us your stories and pictures to awilliams@harttrailer.com and let us feature YOU!***

Smart Tack LQ

First we gave to you the Smart Tack.  A tack room unlike any other in the industry.  A tack room and trailer designed just for YOU.  We pride ourselves in putting our customers first.  That means that we see room for improvement in every single concept that we compose.  We think that it is pretty hard to beat the design and efficiency of the Smart Tack trailer.  Still, we could not over look the question of “How can we make this even better?”.  That was the question that propelled us forward and the very question that landed us with the very latest in horse trailer innovation.  An all new Smart Tack.  A Smart Tack combined with a Living Quarters.  And not just any Living Quarter.  A top of the line Living Quarter brought to you by Outlaw Conversions.  Convenience and innovation marry at the highest level to give you the ultimate in life on the road.  The Smart Tack LQ. Everything you need. In one trailer.

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At the end of the day it is all about you and your horses. They say history repeats itself. For the past 48 years we have had your back around every corner and through every twist and turn. We’ve provided you with safety, reliability, trust, comfort, convenience, customization, and longevity. The all new Smart Tack LQ is history with a twist. Everything you have come to expect from your Hart trailer over the last half a century with a little something extra. We’ve teamed up with Outlaw Conversions and we introduce to you the very first trailer of it’s kind.

Take a look inside the very first trailer of its kind.  We’d love to show you around!

Just in case you need a little review on the ‘Smart Tack’:

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And Even Better…

We’ve taken one of your favorite trailers and made it even better.

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Why?  Because we believe in you.  Our customer.  Our family.  We design every single trailer with you in mind.  Your needs are really our needs.  Safety, longevity, and convenience are at the forefront of every trailer that goes through our plant, from beginning to end.  We understand that all of these aspects are important to you.  At the end of the day, we want to make you happy and we take great responsibility in being an important part of your team.

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Whether you are a professional competing at the top level or you are spending the weekend out on the trails with the ones you love, we take pride in getting you up and down the road.  However, our dedication to you doesn’t stop there.  We do not want to only get you up and down the road, rather we want to be a part of your life on the road.  It is this desire that has paved the way for what we are so excited to share with you in the coming weeks.

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How?  We’ve taken two of the things you’ve requested the most and we’ve combined them.  This trailer really is ‘the trailer that you designed’.  A trailer that boasts our most popular customization options and a trailer that is the right trailer for a large range of equine enthusiasts.

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What?  Well…that is the part you’ll have to wait for.  But we promise it will be well worth it!  For more than forty-eight years we have been the leader in horse trailer innovation and customization.  Why should the upcoming year be any different?  Our thoughts exactly.

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Until next time,

-Your Hart Team

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Because There Is Always More…

…to the story.  If you know much at all about us you know that we are a family owned and operated business.  Not only that but you may even know that we are still owned and operated by the original family that started this company more than forty-eight years ago.  Many folks would also define us by ‘customization’, ‘quality’, and ‘safety’.  All of these things are accurate and fitting and hats that we proudly put on and wear.  However, there is always more.

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Here at Hart we deeply value our customers and the needs that come with them.  We want to build a trailer that you feel safe in and that you can haul for years and years but we also want your Hart trailer to ‘fit’.  We want your Hart trailer to be as your very favorite pair of running shoes.  Don’t run?  What about that favorite T-shirt or pair of jeans?  You know, whatever is ‘old faithful’ in your life.  Why should your trailer be any different?  For those of us that haul, we know that a trailer can be a blessing or a curse.  Your best friend or your worst enemy.  Something you trust and rely on or something that causes you great anxiety and doubt.

These are all things that we are aware of when designing and manufacturing our trailers.  YOU are always on our minds.  Isn’t that how it should be though?  We think so.  Which brings me to the point of this article.

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We want to let you in on something.  Give you a closer look.  Remind you of just how important you are to us and give you a little insight to some of our inspiration.

With coffee (or lack there of actually), donuts, one of our designers, and some special guests we started our morning at 6:00 a.m.

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What were we doing?  Well…you see that is the part that you have to wait for.  But stay tuned and just like your favorite weather channel, “we’ll keep you advised.”

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Until next time,

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-A

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Something Is Coming…

Something is coming. Something bigger than any single event of its kind. Something that will bring you Dale Brisby, Pete Oen, LJ Jenkins – PBR Bull Rider, Ross Coleman, Cody Custer, JW Hart / Hart Cattle Company, Evan Allard, Wacey Hart’s Miniature World Tour and many more! Live entertainment nightly. More than fifty separate events. Events for the pros and for the newbies. Music, food, entertainment, rodeo, racing, running with the bulls…..and Hart Trailer. We are proud to be the premier sponsor of the first ever Doxa Extreme Rodeo, hosted by the one and only Dale Brisby. We will be on hand with the top trailers in the industry, all available to YOU. Crawl in them, over them, under them, and thru them. Cover them from front to back. Ask questions. We like questions. If you have a need…we have an answer. So grab your gear, load your trailer, bring your beast and your family and hit the road to the only event of its kind. Mark your calendars for August 24th – 28th. Looking forward to connecting with you!

Are you following us on Instagram yet?  If no you can do that here!

https://www.instagram.com/harttrailer/

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Spring Cleaning

It is that time of year again.  Time to dust off the drapes, deep clean the house, open the blinds and let a little sunshine in.  It is also the time of year when we hit the road hard with our trailers and four legged companions in tow.  One of the questions that we get most often is “what do you recommend I do to get my trailer looking shiny and clean again?”.  To be honest if you asked ten different horseman and women the same question you would probably get ten different answers.

In the spirit of ‘spring cleaning’ I asked one of our representatives here in the shop to spell it out for us.  To tell us exactly what he would recommend to keep those trailers looking bright and shiny and new.  This is what he had to say.

Skin:

The wax is ONLY to be used on colored aluminum skin that we offer when trailers are new.  This can be used on used trailers but you will want to make sure that it is entirely and properly cleaned.

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Extrusion:

This sounds a little hokey but it works; 5 gallon bucket, 2/3rds full of warm to hot water, ½ cup of liquid tide, 1 cup of bleach – mix well,

Use a very soft bristled brush/cloths or specialty wash cloths, wash a 4’ section at a time from the bottom up, rinse and repeat until completed – hand dry w/ chamois cloth. 

The other way is go to a truck wash and ask for a plain wash (soap/water) & MAKE SURE you have them rinse trailer double – NO CAUSTIC SOAPS  that are NOT for aluminum. Also, be careful of buying soaps for auto’s that are strong – and definitely NO DIY acid wash kits, no, no, no!!!

If that doesn’t get your trailer clean enough to suit you – you can have them do a citrus acid bath – that is at your discretion – it is the easiest & fastest way to get an aluminum trailer clean but it can also possibly burn your natural finish aluminum (side extrusions, top rails and rear corners – anywhere there is natural mil finish aluminum) actually, so beware of the results of cleaning and what it can do to your prized possession trailer! 

DO NOT  – I REPEAT – DO NOT ACID WASH A POLISHED ALUMINUM TRAILER unless you want to have a multi-funky colored trailer.  This will make your prized possession trailer de-value before your eyes in mere seconds.

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Well…there you have it.  Now you are all ready to use that elbow grease and get that trailer looking like new!  Close enough anyways.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help.  Thanks Brent!

Until next time,

-Your Hart Team