Tilly Trailer Pass

Tilly Your Trailer Inspections

Looking to get your trailer Tilly tested? At M-Tec Engineering our trained mechanics are approved to carry out the Tilly Trailer test. This is a potential life-saving inspection that helps to ensure that your agricultural trailers are maintained properly and are safe to use. As part of the Tilly Trailer test, our mechanics will carry out a full, thorough inspection on your trailer to make sure that it is kept in a roadworthy condition.

The Tilly (Trailer Inspection Lifesaving Legislation Yearly) inspections are an annual check which looks at the overall condition of your trailer. It is a legal requirement for agricultural trailers to be kept in a roadworthy condition with records of maintenance held by the owner. The Tilly Trailer Test helps to ensure that your trailers are maintained to the legal standard by following an 18 point inspection.

At M-Tec Engineering we are fully authorised and qualified to conduct Tilly Trailer Inspections and issue a pass certificate on successful completion of the test. All trailers that pass the Tilly inspection are given a distinctive sticker so drivers can be sure that the trailer is safe.

The following 18 points are covered in the Tilly Trailer Test:

  • 1. Check TRAILER lights are functioning correctly.
  • 2. Check tyres have legal tread depth, no cuts, bulges, or cord/thread showing.
  • 3. Check towing eye thickness.
  • 4. Check suspended draw bar U bolts and springs if applicable
  • 5. Check drawbar and chassis for cracks.
  • 6. Check Axle springs and U bolts including rocking beams if applicable.
  • 7. Check all pins and bushes.
  • 8. Check the ram seals.
  • 9. Check all hydraulic pipes, connectors and air lines for cuts, chafing & leaks.
  • 10. Check brake shoes and shoe springs for adjustment.
  • 11. Check brake drums for excessive wear, grooves and thickness.
  • 12. Check wheels studs and nuts.
  • 13. Check there are no structural cracks or holes by raising the tipping bed if applicable.
  • 14. Check the tailgate is secure and is not leaking.
  • 15. Check the hand/park brake and cable.
  • 16. Check the appropriate stand is in good working order.
  • 17. Check wheel bearings for wear if necessary clean and re-pack.
  • 18. Check all grease points are made serviceable.


A lot of the checks carried out by the inspection are also advisable for farmers/drivers to carry out on a daily basis prior to using their trailers to ensure the safety of their equipment.

At M-Tec Engineering we specialise in repairing, servicing and maintaining agricultural equipment and we offer a fully mobile service. Ensure your trailer is maintained and kept in a roadworthy condition with our help. Book your Tiller Trailer test today by giving us a call on 0759 885 6921.

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