Aluminum Gooseneck Livestock Trailer
Double D Trailers all aluminum gooseneck livestock trailers are built rugged and designed for hauling a variety of livestock. In recent years, aluminum stock trailers have been primarily used for hauling Cattle. Cattle trailers must be durable, light weight and yet functional in every aspect. From one hand operation sliding doors to smooth side interior extrusions to prevent injury, Double D Livestock and Cattle trailers will handle every job.
Do you ever wonder why gooseneck stock trailers vary in price from company to company yet they look similar? The difference is in the material and style of construction. Consider these areas of construction:
Aluminum Flooring in livestock trailers: Many gooseneck aluminum livestock trailers are built with a sheet metal flooring system. This style is less expensive in material cost, and provides greater labor savings simply by securing the 4'x8' sheets. The negative is that the thin aluminum can oxidize and holes can quicly appear without proper routine maintenance. Your new Double D Gooseneck Stock trailer uses an interlocking extruded flooring 2" thick. This provides bracing every 6" underneath and insures you have a super stong maintenance free floor for years to come.
Side Wall Construction: Most companies use a corrugated side wall panel, meaning it is "ribbed" on the inside and outside. Panels are a quick way for manufacturers to build trailers as one panel fits on top of the next allowing for labor savings in construction cost. By corrugating or adding bends to the thin pieces of aluminum, additional strength is achieved. However, there are some items to point out in using thin corrugated side wall panels.
1) Since the panel is ribbed inside and outside, it is difficult to get a long "hot" weld on the aluminum to penetrate and bond the corrugated panel to the tubing frame. Double D Trailers uses a very thick corrugated panel that is ribbed on the outside for strength, but is smooth on the inside. The smooth surface allows for longer welds and the thickness of the aluminum allows for deeper penetration. This means your trailer will last longer without cracking and breakage to maintain. Of course, more welding involves more labor which does increase cost. Not to mention thicker aluminum cost more since aluminum is sold price per pound. In the case of stock trailers, the heavier the better.
2) Most aluminum stock trailers you can easily see on the outside the marks from the welds on the inside. Since aluminum is a great conductor of heat, the weld mark shows thru on the thin aluminum panels. Your Double D Gooseneck Stock trailer is built with a much thicker aluminum panel, reducing the weld marks on the outside to almost zero visibility.
Features & Options:
- All Aluminum construction
- True flat inner side panels for maximum weld penetration
- Interlocking extruded aluminum flooring and chassis
- 16" tire and wheel
- 6,000 lb capacity axle on 16'
- 7,000 lb capacity axle on 20' and 24'
- Your choice of rear door configuration, standard with sliding rear door
- center divider gate 16' and 20' model
- two cut gates on 24' model are standard
- Wood flooring
- spare tire/wheel included
- Gray wheels are standard (optional aluminum wheels)
- Front escape door (your choice of location)
- Calf gate in front is optional
- 81" wide is standard
- 6'6" height is standard
Gooseneck Livestock trailer Pricing
Prices shown are for a 16' trailer: