Livestock trailer wash down system

Horn&corn

Member
We’ve bought a big tractor trailer for hauling cattle but it gets filthy with a couple of loads and we run out of time to wash out so now it’s really bad. It got a fitted sump but all the muck seems too solid to get there. I wondered about a wash system with hydraulic or pto water pump to circulate fresh water before the first batch and keep it damp so it’s much easier to hose out at end.
anyone tried this and is it worth it or a waste of time? Thanks
 

v8willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Some of the livestock trailers doing Euro work had a misting system to keep animals cool in hot countries, knew a lad changed the jets to bigger ones & about 1/2 hour before unloading turned them on, it dampened the pigs & they softened the mess, saved him a decent bit of time washing out.
 

Horn&corn

Member
Should have said there’s no sheep decks to get in the way. Would be amazing to turn system on as you drive home and pretty clean inside as you pull in the yard, trying to work out nozzle design in roof to get it all moving
 
Volume washer to wet down and wash worst off sides.
Then sweep the floor out, quicker and tidier than blasting sh!t everywhere with water.
Then pressure washer to finish.
Big trailers are a big area and tend to get a lot of Sh!t as they usually end up moving quite a few cattle, it’s never going to be a 5 minute job.
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
Did have a whacky idea once of a long metal pipe which has loader brackets which you could pick up on telehandler etc. then connected to high volume washer pump and a splash plate on the end.Then insert into trailer above and below sheep decks and volume wash before a quick pressure wash after.

Probably more bother than it's worth.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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