About Us



Trout River Australia  renowned for providing quality products and outstanding service and support. 

In January 2007 an exclusive agreement was signed with Trout River Industries in Canada to become the first Australian built Live Bottom manufacturer.  Trout River trailers are  produced to Australian Standards and have been tried and tested in Australian conditions.  We pride ourselves on being able to provide a tailored solution for our customers  and delivering exceptional after sales service, ensuring 100% satisfaction .

Live Bottom Trailers are an enhanced solution for bulk transport applications.  The range of Live Bottom products include Tri-axle Semis, Tandem Semis and Rigid units.  Attachments available include the Chip Spreader, Diffuser, Side Conveyor, Shoulder Chute, Spreader and specialised adaptions as well as the most recent addition of a water tank to the range ., The  water tank can be inserted into the tub  to convert your trailer into a water cart in less than 30 minutes.  Contact us now to discuss your specific requirements.

In December 2018, John Surwillo and Neil Lehman of Trout River  entered into an agreement to be acquired by MaxiTRANS.

This agreement demonstrates MaxiTRANS commitment to its growth in existing markets strategic initiative and will deliver additional benefits to the group including:

  • The addition of live bottom trailers into MaxiTRANS’ comprehensive portfolio will add products with strong application in the infrastructure construction sector.
  • Leveraging MaxiTRANS’ national dealer network will drive increased sales of Trout River Australia live bottom trailers.
  • Improved production capacity and efficiency of the existing Trout River Australia business by leveraging MaxiTRANS’ facilities, procurement systems and engineering and manufacturing expertise.
  • Improved after-sales customer service for Trout River Australia customers through the MaxiTRANS’ national parts network, MaxiPARTS, as well as MaxiTRANS’ national network of repair and service facilities.


For more about MaxiTRANS visit maxitrans.com