Whether you're taking your animals to market or to a show, you'll need to set up transportation via a hog 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 buy a new or used trailer.
Then, you've got many other items to think about, such as the type of hog 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 for maintenance purposes down the line.
Whether you're buying used or new, think about the following elements:
1. Consider the versatility of the hog trailer. Is it easy to use?
2. When working with a hog trailer provider or manufacturer, make sure that safety ranks as the top priority.
3. Find hog trailer features that work best for you, such as a certain ramp width, optional ladders or loading designs.
Search for a hog trailer list of new models for purchaseBuying 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 hog trailer you wish to buy and get the features that will make the job easier.
Obtain hog trailer information on used modelsWhile 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 hog trailer parts and service providersIt 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. Lost time equals lost money.
- Choose an aluminum hog trailer over steel or a combination of the two materials. Aluminium is stronger, more durable, lighter and has a longer life expectancy.