Whether you're taking your animals to market or to a show, you'll need to set up transportation via a cow trailer to get them from here to there. While your budget may dictate your trailer choice to a certain degree, there are still many factors to consider, the first being whether you want to purchase a new or used trailer.
Then, you've got many other items to think about such as the type of cow trailer that would work best for your needs and what type of tow vehicle you plan to use. You'll also want to plan ahead for accessories, or parts and service work you may need to schedule for maintenance down the line.
Whether you're buying used or new, think about the following elements:
1. Consider versatility of the cow trailer. Will it be easy to use?
2. When working with a cow trailer provider or manufacturer, make sure that safety ranks as the top priority.
3. Find cow trailer features that work best for you, such as a certain ramp width, optional ladders or loading designs.
Check a cow trailer list of new models and providersBuying a new livestock trailer may be a considerable investment. But it's one that can pay off in the long run if you need safe, reliable transportation on a regular basis. Thoroughly investigate the cow trailer you wish to buy so you can get the features that will make the job easier.
Locate a cow trailer provider with used inventoryWhile going with a used trailer may be the best option for your budget, you'll want to do a careful examination of the wear and tear that extended use may have caused. Make sure to check out the trailer for any rusting or weak spots in the trailer itself and the hitch.
Find cow trailer parts for service workIt may be pessimistic to think already about your trailer breaking down, but it could become reality and you want to be prepared. Know where you can receive parts or service work to keep your trailer in tip-top shape and avoid any travel delays.
- Choose an aluminum cow trailer over steel or a combination of the two. Aluminium is stronger, more durable, lighter and has a longer life expectancy.