Livestock trailer flooring advice

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by farmchick897, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking to buy a cattle triailer that will also be used to haul horses, so for that reason I don't really want the typical wood flooring with wire grate on top. Don't want rubber mats, too heavy and hard to move and clean. Does anyone have knowledge on Rumber flooring? Dealer said he was getting complaints that this type of flooring is very slick when wet. There is a product called X-lug board that dealer is recommending. Anyone heard of it? The website is www.shelbytrailer.com
    Any advice is appreciated!
     
  2. chickenzoo

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    I've always used rubber matts with good traction. I cut it into smaller pieces to make it easier to move.....
     
  3. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. EweSheep

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  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I ordered my rubber mats from ValleyVet.com While they were heavy they do provide good traction
     
  6. Chicky-dees

    Chicky-dees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a forum discussion on it:

    http://www.horsetrailerworld.com/forum/printer-friendly.asp?threadid=2999

    Friend said it was heavier than regular floor mats and increased trailer weight, so she had a professional spray-in bed liner installed in an old steel stock trailer. I wouldn't know personally since I use regular rubber floor mats (slightly roughed-over surface) in my big LQ trailers and I always use shavings since I can't stand it when they pee and splatter themselves. I don't know if the spray-liner would look good or not - but it is an alternative option.



    Hey Michickenwrangler! AERC? Noticed your motto - CT region member here!
     
  7. babyblue2

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    The spray in liner is a pita to get really clean if one of the animals has diarrhea. rubber mats, even one that are ribbed for traction spray clean with a hose, the gritty texture of the liner just does not let go and you end up spraying and scrubbing for a while.
     
  8. Chicky-dees

    Chicky-dees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahhh- good to know.
     
  9. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, that forum was interesting. I guess some people like it and some do not but they all appear to haul horses. Anyone who hauls cattle know the whole trailer including the sides are covered in runny poo once you are done hauling. We are getting samples of each type of rubber flooring and maybe that will help us decide.
     
  10. Jetiki

    Jetiki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the Rhino lining in the truck and I haven't had an issue getting anything out of it, and I am talking about small pieces not big ones of stuck molded alfalfa hay that didn't blow out or didn't get swept out. I think it also may have something to do with the pressure in the hose, a strong pressure is probably needed, but I don't think cow poo would be too hard to get out. Also check out the E-Z Mat Mover gizmo makes moving mats easy.


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