Over the Gate Forum Index Over the Gate
Join in for a friendly chat over the gate about home and country matters. (Nominated Charity The British Heart Foundation)
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  {Home Page} Home Page  Join! (free) Join! (free)
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Pig trailer.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Over the Gate Forum Index -> On the Smallholding
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Please Register and Login to this forum to stop seeing this advertising.






Posted:     Post subject:

Back to top
bodger



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Posts: 32841


Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:15 am    Post subject: Pig trailer.  Reply with quote

Pig trailer recommendations please.
I've been making do with an old 6x4 aluminium sheep trailer and with an eight foot borrowed Ifor Williams trailer to move my pigs around but I've come to the decision that I need to purchase something more suitable for my needs., plus nobody likes a borrower.
Over the years, we've always had Ifor Williams horse boxes and flat trailers etc and found them to be very reliable and they seem to hold their price pretty well too but for some reason, the company doesn't do internal gates suitable for keeping pigs apart on journeys.
The internal gates that I need are something like the one's on this trailer. The trailer in the link is probably too small for my needs. At the moment, we have a Mondeo with a maximum gross towing weight of 1800kg and we also have a Ford Connect.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/…/Livestock-sheep-pig-t…/191802641718…

At the end of this month, I'll be hauling a boar and a couple of sows, have folks got any recommendations as to companies and models of trailers worth considering? And of course, anything to avoid? I'd better add that the trailer I buy, doesn't necessarily have to be brand new.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hughesy



Joined: 22 Jan 2013
Posts: 1071


Location: Anglesey

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try these
http://www.clhtrailers.com/catalo.../8ft-livestock-trailer-twin-axle/
We bought one ex demo about 2 and a half years ago it was much much cheaper than an IforW and has been a great trailer. Use it all the time and it's still in as new condition very well made.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chicken feed



Joined: 16 Oct 2009
Posts: 1764


Location: cambs

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go for the Ifor Williams every time, well made, hold their value. We use the P8 for the slaughter runs and small head counts then we use a TA510  with sheep decks for the bigger head count  & cattle, flat bed for straw & hay and the 6 x 4 for any small jobs….. the intention has always been to sell as we up graded but they all have their own use we have never let any go they are worth their weight in gold.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bodger



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Posts: 32841


Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right you farming types, I've been offered the loan of a 12 ft by 5ft Ifor Williams twin axle cattle trailer. What's it likely to weigh unloaded ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chicken feed



Joined: 16 Oct 2009
Posts: 1764


Location: cambs

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Right you farming types, I've been offered the loan of a 12 ft by 5ft Ifor Williams twin axle cattle trailer. What's it likely to weigh unloaded ?


Ours is 1.3 isn but its got decks,will give you a rough guide to work on.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bodger



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Posts: 32841


Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How heavy do you reckon the decks are?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chicken feed



Joined: 16 Oct 2009
Posts: 1764


Location: cambs

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
How heavy do you reckon the decks are?


They are only ally chequer plate, the sale as the floor and ours has the extra height and the tail gate is extra height.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hughesy



Joined: 22 Jan 2013
Posts: 1071


Location: Anglesey

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look on Iw's website the specs for all their trailers are on there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bodger



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Posts: 32841


Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a an OK trailer but not a recent modern and specs change. I've got three adult pigs to move and they're not used to being together, so I'm concerned that they might chomp on each other while they're in transit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Justme



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Posts: 1939


Location: Pwllheli

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That trailer & load is going to be a handful behind your car.

Poss also close to or over its limit too.

Re the decks, if they are an added option then the weight on the plate is excluding them & they come out of your pay load.

Same with all added extras like spare wheels, corner steadies ect.
_________________
http://www.trailertraining.cymru
http://www.learnwithrich.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bodger



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Posts: 32841


Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like you say, "close to".

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Over the Gate Forum Index -> On the Smallholding All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All Proceeds to Leukaemia Research.

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum