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Sprig

  • Joined Nov 2018
What size trailer
« on: August 04, 2019, 08:11:04 pm »
I need to collect 30 Wiltshire horns and was wondering what size trailer I would need. I will need to hire one. Alternatively I may book a haulier. They are less than an hour away, does anyone have a ball park figure of what I could expect to pay? Thanks

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: What size trailer
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 11:05:29 pm »
We used to get 20 fat lambs - just - in one level of the twin axle Ivor Williams.  (Look up the DP120.) So you’d need the double deck version for 30 ewes. 

If you’ve a nearby sheep farmer you might find s/he would fetch them for you for a consideration.  Or know of someone locally who would.
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Sprig

  • Joined Nov 2018
Re: What size trailer
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 12:54:08 pm »
Thanks Sally. I asked another forum and the consensus was that 10ft with decks would be fine. I am actually getting someone else to move them now as I was worried about being over weight in my tow car.

 

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