There are 2 types of Livestock trailer- the standard range and the folding deck range.
We can supply the floats with a trailer, or build the float to fit a client’s trailer. We produce floats from 16 feet in length, for cattle, sheep or pigs. The Stewart livestock float is an all aluminium, welded design, giving a very strong, durable float. The float sides are made from aluminium sheets pressed for extra strength. These sheets are welded to aluminium box section posts positioned at 1150mm intervals, and are welded to the aluminium treadplate floor all round for easy cleaning. The floats are supplied with internal dividing doors and may be fitted with sheep decks.
The floats are secured to the trailer using four high-tensile securing straps; this system means that the float can be lifted off quickly and easily freeing the trailer for other uses. The floats are of a strong, lightweight design and do not require stands, but instead are placed on level ground when not in use.
The internal dividing doors are made entirely from aluminium. The cattle dividing doors are fabricated using pressed aluminium sheets, and are fitted with a wheel at one end for ease of use. The cattle doors can be positioned along the length of the float using the galvanised pins provided. At the most commonly used positions near the centre of the float the holes are reinforced by means of an aluminium bush with a steel insert, and a stop is provided to prevent the door passing the hole when being pushed shut.
The floats may be fitted with sheep decks; however the sheep float is of a slightly different design to the cattle float so it must be made to accommodate the decks. Cattle floats can not be retrospectively fitted with sheep decks. The sheep decks are all aluminium section decks and store in the float when not in use. The decks are fabricated in two feet sections; each section is constructed of an aluminium box section frame sheeted with aluminium treadplate. Each section of deck stores in the roof without the need to slide the sections from back to front and is held in place with one pin, making the process of decking the float quick and simple. The sheep dividing doors are fabricated using pressed aluminium sheets.
Folding Deck Range:
Externally the float looks the same as the standard Stewart float with pressed side sheets welded to aluminium posts at 1150mm intervals. Inside however the design is the same as our commercial livestock floats with folding aluminium sheep decks, fixed position doors and a hydraulically operated run up ramp to the second sheep deck.
The folding decks are pressed to minimise leakage and are supported by aluminium deck bars. The sheep doors are incorporated in the cattle doors; the cattle doors are fitted with slam shut catches. Use the links below to see videos showing the operation of the decks and ramp.