Towing cattle trailer problems

Stej12

Member
Does anyone know why my land rover defender 90 snakes and wobbles all over the road when towing ifor williams cattle trailer with 4 bullocks in I can’t travel any faster than 30mph
 

JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Does anyone know why my land rover defender 90 snakes and wobbles all over the road when towing ifor williams cattle trailer with 4 bullocks in I can’t travel any faster than 30mph
Weight too far to the back?

Hitch height?

Tyres under inflated?

You're an engineer so I'm sure you've taken these in to account

How long is the trailer? How much room do they have ?
 

Stej12

Member
Trailer was full so no partition tyres were fine maybe the hitch height isn’t right what should it be?
 

Tsa115

Member
Location
ceredigion
Ours would do exactly that on an ifor tri axle, usually one tyre had lost its shape. Ran them on 100 psi. Moved onto the wheel outside now.
 

HarryB97

Member
Short wheelbase landrover on offroad tyres at quite a low pressure with plenty of flex in them? Do you have an adjustable height hitch on the back? Is the rear suspension squatting much under the weight? (may need new or uprated springs) My disco 4 can be bad for being pushed around and that's on road tyres with air suspension and a lot more weight than a defender but 50mph is normally comfortable.
 

Wesley

Member
Done it once without a partition coz my father insisted “they won’t move because its full”, never again. They can move & even had to put the truck into 4wd to pull away on slightly uphill junctions a couple of times.
 

Sharpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
When loaded your trailer should sit an inch higher at the front than the rear. Adjust your hitch height to suit, if its ridiculously high empty sort out the landy springs.
 

zero

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Ours developed an unnerving weave when towing so we put some new bushes on the rods that connect the rear axle to the chassis. Bit extra wind in landy tyres also helped as well as running the trailer front tyres 2psi less than the rear tyres.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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