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bodger

Pig trailer.

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.
hughesy

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.
chicken feed

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.
bodger

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 ?
chicken feed

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.
bodger

How heavy do you reckon the decks are?
chicken feed

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.
hughesy

Have a look on Iw's website the specs for all their trailers are on there.
bodger

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.
Justme

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.
bodger

Like you say, "close to".

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