Bateson Livestock Trailers have been in production for over 60 years during which time they have developed continuously to keep abreast of ever changing legislation with regard to motor vehicles and the transport of animals.
We have taken care to keep the trailers as simple and light as possible without sacrificing strength in order to cope with the harsh environment in which they may operate.
All models have a hot dipped galvanised chassis and are pannelled with 2mm toughened alloy sides and a heat reflecting, plastic coated galvanised steel roof. The floor is an 18mm Phenol coated panel covered with aluminium tread-plate. All trailers up to 3500kg are fitted with independent suspension axles and auto-reversing brakes. Full road lights, locking hitch and spare wheel are all standard.
Model 90LT and 100LT are designed for use with tractors and have leaf spring suspension and hydraulic brakes. A cross division gate is standard in these trailers and optional in the other models. The maximum permitted pen lengths are 12′ for cattle. 10′ for pigs and sheep and 8′ for calves.
Some models are available with increased headroom and can be fitted with a timber ramp, breast bars and a centre division for the occasional transportation of horses. Simple lift out decks are available for models 30LT to 60LT and fully folding decks are available in Eurostock models.
New for 2012 is a fold down top front section to improve ventilation and reduce wind resistance, available on models 30LT to 48HB.