Bale trailer flooring

Willy2007

Member
Livestock Farmer
Hi all,
We are wanting to re do our flooring on our bale trailer as the existing steel has rusted through and wanted your thoughts on either using steel or wood. We are thinking wood using 1 inch boards and screwing them straight to the cross members with self tappers. If you think wood what self tappers would you recommend.
Thanks in advance
Will
 

JD6920s

Member
Location
Shropshire
I put a floor on an old artic trailer that the boards had all rotted out on, I used some second hand pvc coated box profile and tek screwed it straight to the cross members and it’s been grand, ideal for straw, I’ll get a pic tomorrow if I remember.
 

JD6920s

Member
Location
Shropshire
Hi all,
We are wanting to re do our flooring on our bale trailer as the existing steel has rusted through and wanted your thoughts on either using steel or wood. We are thinking wood using 1 inch boards and screwing them straight to the cross members with self tappers. If you think wood what self tappers would you recommend.
Thanks in advance
Will
 

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Optimus

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We use wooden floors on all our straw trailers.either 5x2 or 6x2 can't remember.an leave a gap between each board.just tek scew them on.one will of been done nearly 20 years.still going strong.
 

AJR75

Member
Location
Somerset
I've used 21 mm buffalo type boarding (same type but thicker than the ifor trailer flooring) on a couple of trailers, sourced from a local lorry body builder. Was sceptical about how well it would last but no complaints so far. I think @Chuckie used similar type flooring on a trailer that he made several years ago possibly?
 

Chuckie

Member
Location
England
I've used 21 mm buffalo type boarding (same type but thicker than the ifor trailer flooring) on a couple of trailers, sourced from a local lorry body builder. Was sceptical about how well it would last but no complaints so far. I think @Chuckie used similar type flooring on a trailer that he made several years ago possibly?

Well remembered!

10 years old now, still almost perfect condition and does stand outside most of the time. It needs to be a good make of board though, I know someone that used some cheap copy stuff and it was lifting around the edges in a few months.
 

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