Low loader/livestock trailer

skyecrofter

Member
Livestock Farmer
I've recently been thinking about getting a mini low loader for moving a machine, silage bales and tonne bags of feeding stuff. I'm also thinking if it would be possible to have a low loader that you could put a livestock container on aswell. Obviously the ramps at the rear would need to be altered so it was one big ramp rather than in two parts. So that it could load livestock too. Maybe need to do away with the beavertail too or a wedge might work. I can't see how it would not work though? Probably have to get a manufacturer to make a bespoke trailer as I've never seen one before. Has anyone seen something like this or know of any reason why it wouldn't work? Thanks
 
Beaver tail trailer like that is what you want


You don’t want to be messing about removing and reattaching lowloader ramps +hydraulic rams or springs + the trailer lights
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There’s a good chance a trailer like that will be taken in and out of fields to load. If it is you’d be better off with the mini super singles as dual wheels are buggers for filling up with mud and depositing it on the road.
 

skyecrofter

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Livestock Farmer
Beaver tail trailer like that is what you want


You don’t want to be messing about removing and reattaching lowloader ramps +hydraulic rams or springs + the trailer lights View attachment 994476
I wasn't thinking of detaching ramps. I thought that a ramp the full width of the trailer would be possible to design. That way it could be used for both jobs. That beavertail would be ideal but would need the backend to touch the ground to load cattle.
 
I wasn't thinking of detaching ramps. I thought that a ramp the full width of the trailer would be possible to design. That way it could be used for both jobs. That beavertail would be ideal but would need the backend to touch the ground to load cattle.
A hydraulic beaver tail wouldn’t necessarily have to reach the ground to load cattle, more likely it would be locked in the up position to form a flat deck and the tailgate for loading livestock would form part of the stock body
 

haybob

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Livestock Farmer
If it was my money, I'd aim to buy 2x trailers (maybe not at same time!) . Firstly something like a bailey hydraulic flat bed for a 8tonne digger. Handy bed height to walk onto and capable of carrying other items. Then a plain bale trailer on mini supers which could hold a stock box. Sounds lavish, but a big bevertail trailer will be a big, heavy and expensive lump of kit.
 

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