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Old 10-25-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Cattle trailers-what do you look for?

I am looking at a couple brands to be a dealer for. We do not have any history stocking/selling cattle trailers. What do you look for in a bumper and GN? What options are more important?
I plan on ordering some and looking for input
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:30 PM   #2
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I look for sliding rear gates, breathable yet good traction flooring. We don’t use any with hard tops so that if a nasty heifer turns around You have the ability to jump up and pull yourself up out of the way. No sure if that is any help? Good luck.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:09 PM   #3
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bulldog hitch for bumper pull
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:59 PM   #4
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Get in touch with Dustin Watkins @ WW Trailers ion Madil Ok. Great guy. And WWs are some of the toughest trailers on the road.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:09 PM   #5
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Something like this either with the canvas top or with out

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Old 10-25-2020, 08:24 PM   #6
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^^^ yup
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:49 PM   #7
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Sliding rear doors
Hard top (trees limbs won't tear it)
spare mounted on side not up on G/N.
good durable/strong hinges and latches
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:28 AM   #8
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I'll tell you what I look for.

6'8"-7ft wide. Channel cross members not angle iron. Enclosed nose and metal top. I want cut gates that are movable. No exposed wiring need to be hidden and in conduit. Led lights as well as loading lights inside the trailer. Epoxy paint if not aluminum. Full escape gate that is wide enough to pull a 4wheeler into the trailer. Butterfly gates in the rear and all gates need to be greasable. Cleated rubber floor with enough space to wash, drain and dry out. 2 Drop leg jacks with two-speed gearbox that cranks from the drivers side.


May not be for everyone but that's what I like.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:33 AM   #9
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Alot of the same points as Randy. But im a slide gate guy i hate butterflys.

I will say this my next one will have the washouts on the sides and front. This is where they stop the sheet metal and leave a 2" or so gap where you can wash it out.

Im looking for something like a Wyatt, Easley, Hughes etc.

On the lower end ive seen some trailers by Delco, BCG and Galyean that where pretty nice.

Oh also im a hard top guy i dont understand the infatuation with a canvas top.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:36 AM   #10
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IMO to be successful you will need a good well built economy bumper pull to represent.

Then you will need a middle of the road trailer similar to Goosnecks or lower end delcos for goosneck options. Then you will need a few premium trailers to represent as well.


Delco makes a few different levels of trailers to look at.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:45 AM   #11
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Washouts slots would be great but not very many cattle trailer manufacturers make trailers with them. Extra wide escape gate would be great as well. Over 6’ wide box is important for hauling cows so the can turn around. Movable cut gates are great but pricey. Just depends on what type of customer base you are going to target I guess. Every mod that is made costs and may drive customers to different dealers because they have plain Jane just cookie cutter cattle trailer
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:46 AM   #12
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For Bumper pull for Cattle, I like 16x6x7 ft, heavy duty axles (5.2 k - 6k Lb each), good electric brakes, slide back door and full open, hard top, LED lights, heavy duty latches and quick release divider gate, E rated tires and spare would be nice. My Delco didn't come with the spare.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:47 AM   #13
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Washouts slots would be great but not very many cattle trailer manufacturers make trailers with them. Extra wide escape gate would be great as well. Over 6 wide box is important for hauling cows so the can turn around. Movable cut gates are great but pricey. Just depends on what type of customer base you are going to target I guess. Every mod that is made costs and may drive customers to different dealers because they have plain Jane just cookie cutter cattle trailer
Washout slots would be a very nice addition.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:49 AM   #14
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Washout slots would be a very nice addition.
Yes every used trailer you look at are rusted at the deck because it just sits there with no way to get out
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:02 PM   #15
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Solid Floor. Seen a Bull bust though once and the driver never knew for miles. Not pretty I tell ya.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:13 PM   #16
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Thanks to all for the advice, please keep it coming. I was just confirmed as a Dealer for Delco, I will be ordering a few different styles.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:28 PM   #17
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Make sure to order least a 6 wide on a bumper pull. Most dealers dont stock them and theyre harder to find. Delco is a good brand. There is a new steel punch side brand, Eagle maybe? They look really good for the money and Id imagine would sell well.

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Old 10-27-2020, 08:31 PM   #18
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P.M. me if you have any aluminum cattle trailers for sale.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:39 PM   #19
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Thanks to all for the advice, please keep it coming. I was just confirmed as a Dealer for Delco, I will be ordering a few different styles.
Nice Delco


A full length cleanup slot
Center gates
Able to put in tire mats(see pictures)
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I would love a remote control or push button 10,000 lbs jack
( bad back and a cranky jack dont mix)
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:05 PM   #20
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P.M. me if you have any aluminum cattle trailers for sale.
His website says aluminum cm cattle trailer dealership
https://www.stsotx.com

Who knows if in these Covid-19 times if any are in inventory any where

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Old 10-27-2020, 11:39 PM   #21
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Something like this either with the canvas top or with out

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I agree, gooseneck builds a good trailer. I had a 20 ft with tarp. Probably about to buy another. Other then gooseneck brand I would look at Delco and Gaylean.
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:22 AM   #22
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:51 PM   #23
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Lots of good points above.

I am looking for an aluminum gooseneck 24 long, but am having a hard time finding one other than Gooseneck brand and they are pretty dang proud of them

I like a rubberized cleated floor and a good greasable double jack in the front.

Spare tire and canvas top are a must

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Old 10-28-2020, 03:07 PM   #24
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Delco and Galyean seem to be the best cattle trailers right now.

Rubber floors and quality paint or powder coat.
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Old 10-28-2020, 03:29 PM   #25
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Pull into the sale barns in my area and mostly Neckovers & Gooseneck brand. Seems like 24' length is the most popular for the everyday guy. I do like the bullet nose that Delco offers. I had the sloped metal nose on a 32' WW that helped with fuel mileage.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:30 PM   #26
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Thanks to all for the advice, please keep it coming. I was just confirmed as a Dealer for Delco, I will be ordering a few different styles.
Delco makes a great trailer. Good choice to be a dealer for them. I love mine and looked at quite a few before purchasing.

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Old 10-29-2020, 07:58 PM   #27
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I do not have any aluminum cattle trailers in stock. I will check with CM to see if they are building them. I have a 20' Featherlight GN that I bought prior to getting in the trailer business. It has the aluminum floor which I thought would be the bomb. I had a cow do the splits, I ended up rigging a up a pole on my FEL and slings to get her up. It was a mess for a few hours. It ruined her after all said and done, she went to the sale barn. I use stall mats in it after that episode and have not had anymore issues.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:13 PM   #28
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As long as it’s open top/canvas with channel running long ways not angle. Always that stubborn s*b that won’t get out so you drop through the top/ jump up out of the way and give them a good boot.
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