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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
DIY Stock Divider for Ifor P6e / P7e / P8e trailers
« on: August 19, 2017, 03:31:32 pm »
Hi Folks,

I just thought I'd post a couple of pics of the DIY livestock divider that I just made for our wee trailer. We have three girls and one boy going to the abbatoir next week, and I didn't want them er, banging about  in the trailer on the way there  :innocent: . It should also come in handy for taking mixed sexes to shows.

The big disadvantage that I can see is that it splits the internal space into 1/3 and 2/3, since that's how the attachment points in the trailer are arranged, and 1/3 of 7'x4' really isn't much space! However, it would be ok for a single animal and for short distances.

Still, I hope this is helpful to somebody. BTW, the spring loaded bolt was from Screwfix, product code 9449J.

 :thumbsup:
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: DIY Stock Divider for Ifor P6e / P7e / P8e trailers
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 05:45:19 pm »
Excellent job , but I surprised the trailer hasn't got the 2 sets of locating rails on the floor for the divider to slot into, ours has fitted from new.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: DIY Stock Divider for Ifor P6e / P7e / P8e trailers
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 06:32:44 pm »
As I understand it, the livestock version of this trailer is basically the standard tray-unit but with a canopy slapped on top and a long ramp. Ours came with 1" wide hardwood laths to give the sheep grip, but we had to remove them so we could slide / wheel other things around inside (the sheep don't seem to mind). It definitely didn't have any locating rails or similar.

Maybe we should have bought a 'proper' sheep trailer to begin with, but this one has now done several thousand miles of carting all sorts of things, and only occasionally sheep!
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: DIY Stock Divider for Ifor P6e / P7e / P8e trailers
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 11:45:49 am »
Well, I think that worked not too badly.


We have the 7ft trailer, and divided 2/3 and 1/3, there was ample room for three big Zwartbles ewes up front (maybe four at a push) plus a hogg in the rear section who could just turn round with difficulty.


I wouldn't like to use this setup for a long journey (there's no way to get into the front section without opening up the rear for one thing) but for a 25 minute trip to the abattoir, it was good enough IMHO :thumbsup: .
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

 

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