|Dimensions||28.6L - 26.2W - 10.4H|
|Top Speed||203 m/s|
|Boost Speed||305 m/s|
|Hull Mass||14 t|
|Cargo Capacity||8 t|
|Fuel Capacity||4 t|
|Unladen Jump Range||9.87 ly|
|Landing Pad Size||Small|
|Hardpoints||2x Utility Mounts|
1x Small Hardpoint
|Internals||1x Size 1 Compartment|
1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 3 Compartments
|Jump Range||37.29 ly|
|Cargo Capacity||22 t|
|Mass lock factor||6|
The Hauler is a light freighter ship with a large cargo hold for a relatively low price. It is not suited at all for combat; it is slow for its size, poorly armoured and shielded, and features only a single small weapon hardpoint.
The Hauler is Zorgon Peterson's low-level entry in the freighter market and has been a big success. A large cargo capacity (for its size), cheap purchase price and low running costs have made these the most popular small cargo ships in human space.
— In-Game Description
The Hauler is the starting point of most traders' careers; it is the first step up from the Sidewinder that is not a combat-oriented ship and not much more expensive than one. Despite having more cargo space than the Sidewinder, the ship is still better suited to the trading of rare commodities rather than general goods.
The pilots seat is situated at the front of the ship with a standard view. A single class 1 hardpoint is located at the bottom of the nose while 2 utility slots are situated atop the rear of the ship
The Hauler; as its name suggests, was designed to haul cargo for a cheap price and is the trader's equivalent to the Eagle with a capacity of 22T. While this is much better than the Sidewinder and Eagle, it is still a very low amount and won't allow for much profit with regular goods.
The Hauler is, rather surprisingly, an amazing exploration ship. With Jump ranges around 40LY with engineering it can easily become an explorer's best friend. The issue is that its low compartment space means the max Fuel Scoop available is only class 3 and its fuel tank is very small meaning constant waits at fuel stars as well as being unable to explore areas with few fuel stars in range. Because the ship is so light, adding even a single ton will drastically reduce this range; engineering all internals to be low weight is a must and the Hauler can struggle with long-range deliveries when compared to the Adder.
The Hauler can be a decent Mining ship, as it can carry more materials than a Sidewinder or Eagle; but it will mine very slowly due to the single hardpoint. It is generally advised to wait until the Adder becomes an option before mining is attempted, as the Hauler will be forced to make constant runs back to stations and is a very easy target for pirates.
In combat the Hauler is debatably the single worst ship in the game in the role; even including Ship Launched Fighters. With only a single hardpoint, just 2 utility mounts, terrible shielding and low armor the Hauler is incapable of defending against even a stock Sidewinder. Combined with its low Mass Lock dodging Interdictions becomes a matter of life and death. Despite this occasional Pirates will fly the Hauler (and it even comes with pirate Paint options), which are very unlikely to do very much and are generally easy pickings for even beginner pilots.
The Hauler's most notable failing is that it is only slightly less expensive than the Adder, which can carry more cargo than the Hauler while also being capable of defending itself and maintaining more varied capability. While the Adder has less jump-range, it has a better Class Fuel Scoop and Fuel Tank as well as not losing as much range with extra weight. It is generally more profitable and viable for traders to simply take a few extra jobs in their Sidewinder and buy an Adder instead; whereas explorers should pick up the Hauler as soon as possible, and Combat pilots should steer clear and pick up the Eagle.
The Hauler is a very common ship and can be found at nearly any shipyard. If you are struggling to find it, the following (incomplete) list contains confirmed purchase locations.
|HIP 6978||Plucker Dock||July 27, 2016||15% discount|
|Zephyrus||Ey06||Mar 18, 2016|
|42 Aquilae||Baker Hub||Feb 20, 2015|
|44 B Ophiuchi||Feustel Gateway||December 17, 2016|
|AC +26 37030||Culbertson Port||2015-12-27|
|Aphra||Beckman Terminal||May 25, 2015|
|Aulin||Aulin Enterprise||Beta 3.9|
|Beta Trianguli Australis||Hutchinson City||Jan 3, 2015|
|Biliri||Fan City||Aug 23, 2015|
|Bolos||Vizcaino Horizons||May 16, 2015|
|Brani||Akiyama Market||Dec 22, 2014|
|Cauani||Hardy City||Jan 1, 2015|
|Chankun||Melnick Market||June 22, 2015|
|Chona||Smoot Terminal||Aug 17, 2015|
|Cubeo||Medupe City||Aug 17, 2015|
|Dahan||Dahan Gateway||Aug 31, 2016|
|Dangtei||Harrington Station||Aug 17, 2015|
|FK5 2550||Samokutyayev Dock||Gamma ?|
|FK5 2550||Vela Ring||Gamma ?|
|Folna||Lorentz Dock||Oct 20, 2015|
|Gliese 563.1||Matteucci Ring||Jul 23, 2015|
|HIP 97384||Eilenberg Gateway||June 21, 2015|
|I Bootis System||Chango Dock||Jan 01, 2016|
|Kats||Truman Hub||Aug 20, 2015|
|Keliuona||Wenzel City||Aug 19, 2015|
|Ki Laufey||Fiennes Orbital||July 20, 2015|
|Kremainn||Wohler Terminal||Jan 3, 2015|
|Kurmodiae||Virchow Dock||Jul 23, 2015|
|Lambda-1 Tucanea||Riess Hub||Aug 17, 2015|
|LFT 926||Meredith City||Dec 31, 2014|
|LP 102-320||Shepard Hub|
|LP 445-22||Trevithick Horizons||Jul 23, 2015|
|LTT 15449||Reilly Dock||Gamma ?|
|Lulus||Riazuddin Station||Aug 19, 2015|
|Lwen||Oliver Enterprise||Jan 1, 2015|
|Korovii||Casper Ring||Dec 21, 2014|
|Rakapila||Stone Enterprise||Gamma ?|
|Regira (A)||Clayton Orbital||Apr 11, 2015|
|Ross 780||Aristotle Gateway||August 20, 2017|
|Sol||Moon||May 12, 2016|
|Una||Hoard Orbital||Feb 19, 2015|
|Zhao Jin||Wilson Ring||Aug 18, 2015|
|Gateway||Dublin Citadel||July 29, 2015|
|Eravate||Russel Ring||Aug 18, 2015|
|Freng||Bear City||April 03, 2016|
|Shinrarta Dezhra||Jameson Memorial||January 26, 2018||10% Discount, Founders Permit Needed|
- Main article: Outfitting
All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Hauler.
|Category||Default System||Default Rating||Default Class||Max Class|
|Small Hardpoint||Pulse Laser (L)||F||1||1|
|Reactor Bay||Power Plant||E||2||2|
|Frame Shift Drive Housing||Frame Shift Drive||E||2||2|
|Environment Control||Life Support||E||1||1|
|Power Coupling||Power Distributor||E||1||1|
|Fuel Store||Fuel Tank [x4]||C||2||2|
|Internal Compartments||Cargo Rack [x4]||E||2||3|
|Cargo Rack [x4]||E||2||3|
- (L) = Loaned
- [x#] = Capacity
- BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner
|Ships marked with H can only be purchased & used by pilots who own Horizons.|
The Cobra MkIV is only available to pilots who preordered Horizons.
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