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New trailer floor

Postby Cada22 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 am

Last night we replaced the trailer floor with 2" thick white oak. My question is should we go back and put wooden strips or bull panels on the floor for traction? Which is more effective? Any other suggestions on materials?

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Re: New trailer floor

Postby ddd75 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:08 pm

cattle panel or you could of just spaced your boards apart an inch. self cleaning and traction.
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby SALTBRANCH2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:37 pm

On my aluminum trailer with aluminum floor I ended up using the stall mats like TSC sells. It seems to work good but It does make cleaning the trailer floor more work. I am not sure how aluminum is affected by excrement.
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby Cada22 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:21 pm

SALTBRANCH2 wrote:On my aluminum trailer with aluminum floor I ended up using the stall mats like TSC sells. It seems to work good but It does make cleaning the trailer floor more work. I am not sure how aluminum is affected by excrement.


That's exactly why we ditched the idea of mats because we are a threat to not pull them out and wash it after every haul.
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:26 pm

I have cattle panel on the floor. I am obsessed with washing it out and I spray it down with diesel couple times a year. It’s a 1977 model Hanover still going strong.
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:30 pm

I have 1/2" deformed bar welded into a grid about 12" squares. The bottom bars go longitudinally and you can still hose it out though the grid is easy to slide out.

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Re: New trailer floor

Postby snoopdog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm

I would put wooden strips down , they can be replaced and no danger of a weld breaking and creating a stabbing threat.
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby Chocolate Cow2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 pm

Saltbranch2- be careful with those mats. They'll hold moisture between them and the aluminum floor. Someday you'll pull them back and see a pitted, discolored floor that appears to be degraded. Go ahead....ask me how I know.......
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby Nesikep » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:40 pm

We just bought a 28 year old trailer with a checker plate aluminum floor, has great traction and no need for mats.. It's in perfect condition.
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Re: New trailer floor

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:30 am

I used 2"x8" and cattle panel u bolted down. Now I use stall mats over the top of that mess. I'll just throw this out there, public perception is a big deal to some folks. We can't have our cattle peeing and pooping all over the different schools at the farm days. This has been brought to our attention more than a few times throughout our travels.
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