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smudger

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • North Devon/ West Exmoor
combined tipping and livestock trailer?
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:52:35 am »
Is it feasible and if so where to look?  We need a tipping trailer and will eventually need a small livestock trailer  (I could use the horse trailer to go to market/abattoir, but a) I will look like a nob and b) I will look like an even bigger nob when I struggle to reverse it).

Apart from the cost of 2 purchases (and second hand prices aren't much lower when you exclude the VAT, I've been looking 6 mths now) we have enough metal on the driveway.  Any suggestions or practicalities I need to think of?  The trailer will be used behind compact tractor and the car.
Traditional and Rare breed livestock -  Golden Guernsey Goats, Blackmoor Flock Shetland and Lleyn Sheep, Pilgrim Geese and Norfolk Black Turkeys. Capallisky Irish Sport Horse Stud.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: combined tipping and livestock trailer?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 01:18:24 pm »
I don't know if such a thing exists, but the rules and regulations governing livestock trailers are now very strict and precise, so may preclude combining the two functions.
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old ploughman

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: combined tipping and livestock trailer?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 09:03:45 pm »
I believe Ifor Williams and Graham Edwards do flatbed trailers that the floors tip by way of a hand operated hydraulic ram, that can also have a stockbox bolted onto the floor.

robert waddell

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Re: combined tipping and livestock trailer?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 08:41:40 am »
ifor Williams do do a tipping trailer  it could be modified to put a box on it but from memory the center of gravity would be a bit high     the newer versions have an electric hydraulic motor and are rarer than a p6 and very expensive :farmer:

 

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