Rumber floor in cattle trailer

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Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby cfpinz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:51 am

Friend of mine is looking at new pipe cattle trailers, mainly Gooseneck brand. I've never been around the ones with the new "rumber" flooring, but the concept seems like a winner to me. Any cautions, or things to be aware of?

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Re: Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:00 am

At the Ag show in Moultrie Gooseneck has around 30+ cattle trailers all shapes, sizes and materials. The rubber floor looks great, and feels good. Looks like cleaning it would be the only downside.
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Re: Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby TCRanch » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 am

We have a cleated rubber floor in our GR trailer and Grit is spot-on; cleaning is not fun! Other than that, I love it. Also have removable rubber pads in the Titan. They're heavy, don't stay in place and actually kind of slick when they're clean. So my 2 cents: cleated & installed.
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Re: Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby bird dog » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:27 am

I have this on my Big Bend and it is a much improvement from my old trailer that had a lifetime floor that just had small ridges for traction. The old one got slick and nothing to stop the slide. I had to put bars on the floor of it. The rumber will still get slick but the offset ridges will stop the cows hoof slide.

The Big Bend has a gap all around the outside and that does help it self clean some. I think GR's have this also.
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Re: Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby cfpinz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:39 am

Thanks to all, I appreciate the feedback.
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Re: Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby Texasmark » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:32 pm

I tried the "horse pads" once. Found out that treated flooring with a cattle panel stapled in numerous places with 2" fencing staples works best. Easy to clean, dries fast (no trapped water between it and the trailer decking) and pretty much fool proof on preventing accidents caused by insecure footing. Plus a lot lighter in comparison.
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Re: Rumber floor in cattle trailer

Postby Hook2.0 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm

Same. Our trailers have treated wood and panels stapled down. Horses with shoes may hang it and pull a shoe, but we don’t have that problem here
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