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Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:33 pm

20ft 24ft Or 28ft don’t need anything super fancy will be using mostly to take to sale or vet most times but I’m leaning towards 24 ft but don’t know how many full grown cows can fit on one. Will use to go pickup cows couple hrs max from my place as well. Looking for advice on what guys think i should look into?



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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by TexasBred » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:33 pm
20ft 24ft Or 28ft don’t need anything super fancy will be using mostly to take to sale or vet most times but I’m leaning towards 24 ft but don’t know how many full grown cows can fit on one. Will use to go pickup cows couple hrs max from my place as well. Looking for advice on what guys think i should look into?
Old feller told me to get a length that is a multiple of 8'..... 16,24,32
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:50 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:33 pm
20ft 24ft Or 28ft don’t need anything super fancy will be using mostly to take to sale or vet most times but I’m leaning towards 24 ft but don’t know how many full grown cows can fit on one. Will use to go pickup cows couple hrs max from my place as well. Looking for advice on what guys think i should look into?
Old feller told me to get a length that is a multiple of 8'..... 16,24,32
how many cows can fit in 24 can 10- 12 at time fit ?

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by TexasBred » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:52 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:50 pm
TexasBred wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:33 pm
20ft 24ft Or 28ft don’t need anything super fancy will be using mostly to take to sale or vet most times but I’m leaning towards 24 ft but don’t know how many full grown cows can fit on one. Will use to go pickup cows couple hrs max from my place as well. Looking for advice on what guys think i should look into?
Old feller told me to get a length that is a multiple of 8'..... 16,24,32
how many cows can fit in 24 can 10- 12 at time fit ?
Don't know that I've ever stuffed one to capacity but got 12, 800 lb. Brangus heifers in a 16' a couple of years ago so you should be able to get 8-9 mature cows in a 24 I would think depending on their size I reckon.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by bird dog » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:07 pm

If it is 6-8 wide they will hold about 500 lbs per linear foot. That is riding with them somewhat confortable and not crammed in there. So 24' will hold ten 1200 lb cows.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bigfoot » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:50 pm
TexasBred wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:33 pm
20ft 24ft Or 28ft don’t need anything super fancy will be using mostly to take to sale or vet most times but I’m leaning towards 24 ft but don’t know how many full grown cows can fit on one. Will use to go pickup cows couple hrs max from my place as well. Looking for advice on what guys think i should look into?
Old feller told me to get a length that is a multiple of 8'..... 16,24,32
how many cows can fit in 24 can 10- 12 at time fit ?
A 24' will hold 12,000 pounds. I have crammed close to 14,000 in mine. I have days I wish I had went for a 28' with 3 axles. I wouldn't go smaller than 24'. You get two cut gates at 24'. Most 20' don't have 2.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:50 pm
TexasBred wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm


Old feller told me to get a length that is a multiple of 8'..... 16,24,32
how many cows can fit in 24 can 10- 12 at time fit ?
A 24' will hold 12,000 pounds. I have crammed close to 14,000 in mine. I have days I wish I had went for a 28' with 3 axles. I wouldn't go smaller than 24'. You get two cut gates at 24'. Most 20' don't have 2.
Bigfoot what’s a good price range for a 24 ft and 28 ft in decent condition

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 pm

It's all about the width when hauling cows. It also depends if your a cram them in person or if you like to put a few in each section.

24s are convenient and you can whip in and around a lot of places. I've taken 24s thru fast food drive thrus. I'm not a fan of the 28 unless you pack dogs or some thing else and want a few extra feet. If the 24 is not big enough I would go to a 32 triple axle.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:27 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:59 pm
It's all about the width when hauling cows. It also depends if your a cram them in person or if you like to put a few in each section.

24s are convenient and you can whip in and around a lot of places. I've taken 24s thru fast food drive thrus. I'm not a fan of the 28 unless you pack dogs or some thing else and want a few extra feet. If the 24 is not big enough I would go to a 32 triple axle.

My dream all around trailer is an aluminum with bars (not livestock), triple axle, trailer. I borrow a few from time to time and like them every time.
Yeah I have a Kearney place close by my house debating on going there know there trailers are nice but expensive was going to see if they had any used ones. Might check Facebook see if I can find any 24 ft 6’8 32 ft 6’8for a decent price.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:06 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:50 pm
how many cows can fit in 24 can 10- 12 at time fit ?
A 24' will hold 12,000 pounds. I have crammed close to 14,000 in mine. I have days I wish I had went for a 28' with 3 axles. I wouldn't go smaller than 24'. You get two cut gates at 24'. Most 20' don't have 2.
Bigfoot what’s a good price range for a 24 ft and 28 ft in decent condition
I had steel trailers for years. My last couple of trailers have been aluminum. I'm thinking aluminum is all I'll have from here on in. $9,000 to 14,000. Saw a really nice newer model 26' on facebook for 14k this morning.
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by littletom » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:39 pm

24 the 3 cuts is more handy than you could imagine. But not so big you can't get around

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Nesikep » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:00 am

we got an aluminum 7x20ft Wilson last year, 1 divider, 14K torflex axles, It's a nice trailer, tows really nice.. 1990 model that was well taken care of, except for some hail damage on the roof... Paid 7K USD and drove to south dakota to get it (Carl's trailers sales)
It was a bit oxidized when we got it, spent a couple hours with a really good cleaner and lots of elbow grease, looks pretty sharp now.. It's running on 16.5" rims, tires are still good, but I'll probably go with 16" and put 14plys on it when they get worn out (or rotted out since I don't use it much)..
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by jltrent » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:26 am

I had a 16'x7' cattle gooseneck for years and I had 9k on it several times, but wouldn't want to haul them far that packed. I can put 10k on my current 20'. I would rather make two trips anymore than to overpack. As mention above probably put 12k on a 24' and I would say on a 28' close to 14k.

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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by jltrent » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 am

Nesikep wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:00 am
we got an aluminum 7x20ft Wilson last year, 1 divider, 14K torflex axles, It's a nice trailer, tows really nice.. 1990 model that was well taken care of, except for some hail damage on the roof... Paid 7K USD and drove to south dakota to get it (Carl's trailers sales)
It was a bit oxidized when we got it, spent a couple hours with a really good cleaner and lots of elbow grease, looks pretty sharp now.. It's running on 16.5" rims, tires are still good, but I'll probably go with 16" and put 14plys on it when they get worn out (or rotted out since I don't use it much)..
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Some silver spray paint on the hubs would really help as the rest of the trailer looks nice...
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Re: Gooseneck trailer

Post by Nesikep » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:46 am

Yeah, at some point I'll do the rims and hubs.. Not a high priority right now, maybe when I have to take the hubs off and check brakes or something.
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