Horsebox sizes and dimensions
Information updated on 13th June 2022
We firmly believe there are no circumstances where horsebox sales should take priority over manufacturing a horsebox that cannot legally carry the horses it has been stalled for. Being a conscientious manufacturer we firmly believe our first duty is to our customers. Payload issues should be discussed openly with each customer. At some point a manufacturer has to make the decision that the horsebox is going to be too long and too heavy and not rely on small print in a contract to cover payload issues. Unfortunately in many circumstances small print is all too common!
Trading horsebox sales against overall vehicle length or payload has never been something we would consider. For us it has always been a very simple calculation. Start with the payload required for each model and working backwards to the living area specification and add the number of horses to be stalled for. There are many other smaller considerations to add into the design and probably the most critical is where to stall the horses and how much overhang to allow. Overhang and wheelbase also impact on the overall legal vehicle length. Simplified, the overhang is the distance from the rear wheel centre to the very back of the horsebox and the wheelbase is the distance from the front wheel centre to the rear wheel centre. These calculations give us an overall vehicle length we were happy to manufacture and more importantly enable us to sell with confidence and sleep each night!
Naturally horsebox sales are important, but it is also critical we arrive at a sale by being factual, open and in essence conscientious. This ethos defines us and is at the core of KPH.
Horsebox sales – sizes and payloads
At the point of our horsebox sales, model payloads and sizes are questions that pop up daily, so we hope our model details listed below should be helpful to many customers.
The Aeos horsebox range comes with two gross weights, 3.5 tonnes and 4.5 tonnes.
The Helios Horseboxes range comes in several versions and gross weights can vary from 7.5 tonnes up to 26 tonne.
The Aeos Compact 3.5 tonne (category B licence)
Second in our range is the Aeos Compact 3.5 tonne horsebox at 6.2 metres (20′ 5”) overall length. It has a payload of approximately 1 tonne and is stalled for one horse or two ponies. It includes a large external tack box with one door on the near side and an open groom’s area with seating and a lockable wardrobe in the rear. Please click here to read more.
The Aeos Compact 4.5 tonne (category C or C1 licence)
For customers with a category C or C1 licence or a category B (car) test if passed before January 1st 1997, we can uprate the 3.5 tonne Aeos Compact version by adding air suspension to a gross vehicle weight of 4.5 tonnes giving a massive payload of approximately 2 tonnes and the capability of carrying 2 horses. Please click here to read more.
The Aeos Hybrid 3.5 with living (category B licence)
Originally the Aeos Hybrid was designed to be 4.5 tonnes gross weight and it is very popular (our second bestselling horsebox). However, we have had so many customers who want to carry small ponies with a separate living area, yet remain at the 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight, that we extended the Aeos Hybrid range to cover the 3.5 tonne bracket in a pared down form. So next in our range we have the Aeos Hybrid 3.5 tonne horsebox with a separate compact living area with bed. It has an overall length at 6.6 metres (20’ 9”) and has a payload of approximately 0.8 tonnes. It is stalled for one small horse or two ponies and includes a separate living with sink/hob, cold water, sink unit storage, single bed and an external tack locker with one door on the near side. Please click here to read more.
The Aeos Hybrid 4.5 with living (category C or C1 licence)
For customers with a category C or C1 licence or a category B (car) test if passed before January 1st 1997, we can uprate the 3.5 tonne Aeos Hybrid version by adding air suspension to a gross vehicle weight of 4.5 tonnes giving a payload of approximately 1.8 tonnes and the capability of carrying two horses. At 4.5 tonnes the Aeos Hybrid benefits in the living area from two rows of top lockers, a portable toilet, table with leg and auxiliary battery system. Please click here to read more.
The Aeos Weekender 4.5 tonne with full living (category C or C1 licence)
The largest horsebox in our Aeos range is the highly specified Aeos weekender 4.5 tonne at 7.2 metres (23′ 11″) overall length with a payload of approximately 1.5 tonnes. It is stalled for two horses and includes a separate living area with double bed, shower/toilet, hob/sink, table, solar charging, fridge, auxiliary power with mains hook up, mains charger and roof vents.
The Aeos Weekender needs a category C1 licence to drive, or a category B (car) licence if passed before January 1st 1997. Please click here to read more.
The Compact Helios 7.5 tonne (category C or C1 licence)
The 7.5 tonne Compact Helios horsebox is 6.2 metres (20’ 6”) in overall length and has a full living with sleeping for two. Stalled for up to three horses the payload (carrying capacity) is large at 2.8 tonnes. Designed for easy manoeuvrability and with a lightweight loading ramp, the Compact Helios is one of the most innovative and user-friendly horseboxes on the market today. Please click here to read more
The 7.5 tonne Helios (category C or C1 licence)
The 7.5 tonne Helios horsebox is 7 metres (23’) in overall length with a payload (carrying capacity) of 2.5 tonnes. This Helios model is spacious and stalled for up to three horses with a larger living area and two double beds (luton plus seating). Please click here to read more
HGV Helios horsebox range (10 tonne to 26 tonne) – standing out from the crowd (category C licence)
The Helios HGV horsebox range is individually crafted to each customer’s requirements. Our stunningly shaped curved roof system flows into the Helios luton pod and allows this model to have a massive internal height of up to 2.59 metres (8’ 6”). By design this model is as far away from the square box shaped norm as possible and really stands out in any crowd! They have an overall length of up to 12 metres (39’ 3″) and the option of up to 3 slide out sides. Depending on the chassis size, payload falls between 4 tonnes and a whopping 12.5 tonnes. Please click here to read more
If you have further questions relating to our horsebox sales please send an email from our Contact Us page. Alternatively call 01995640079 or if you would like to see videos showing more details please visit our You Tube channel