The idea of an escort vehicle behind with a trained driver is to prevent rear end collisions. Leave a decent gap from the vehicle you’re escorting and watch the mirrors like a hawk. If you see a vehicle that hasn’t twigged your speed, you accelerate and move left, hopefully giving the other...
An escort vehicle is behind, in contact with the driver, to monitor the other drivers. For example telling him that some idiot is sat 2ft from his nearside bumper waiting to undertake him when he moves right to sweep round the roundabout ahead - or even better to plug that gap with the escort...
Will second this. £15 for a tub of Hornex paste, does 100 animals. 120 calves here last year and only one has a small stump grown. Really humane, quick and cheap.
No use if you buy in with horns already on though.
Most straw trucks are either an 18m wagon and drag, or a unit with a 13.6m or 15.2m trailer.
When the shed is nearly empty you’ve either got to load / unload all outside and run to the back of the shed, or park the truck and load inside. For ease of use and safety its easier to drive in and...
That reads like you're considering the back end of a rigid truck for a chassis?
Don't do it. It will twist everywhere, and you will struggle to get an engineer to calculate the strength for the weight plate etc as you won't know what grade steel it is.
Make it from scratch, new box section is...
Ours are 80ft span 140ft long 30ft to the eaves, access through the 80ft end. 9 bales across then.
Depends how many types you want to store and have access to at once, stacking that high really you want 3 wide so that gives you 3 types you can get to.
If it’s for livestock at 18ft a single axle would be OK, just make sure the suspension doesn’t make it bounce to much.
Make it solid with no twist otherwise the box will always be cracking.
Unless you’re going 2 decks of cows stability will be fine.