Grain and Silage Trailers For Sale

Silage is an important crop on the farm. It is usually produced around three times per year. It is harvested when the grass is plentiful, and it is then essentially pickled for feeding to livestock in winter. Animals tend to prefer it to hay and it is more nutrient-rich. A forage harvester will gather the grass and then this is then transferred to a silage trailer. The silage trailer can be towed alongside the forage harvester by a separate tractor or can be towed behind the forage harvester itself. The latter arrangement is more suitable for smaller farms as it requires fewer people to operate.

The trailer will then return to the farm when full to dump the grass in a heap or ‘clamp’. Air must be removed from the clamp to aid the silage-making process, and this is achieved by driving the tractor over the clamp and compressing it. The clamp is then sheeted and weighed down with tyres.

Similarly, grain trailers can be towed behind a harvester or pulled by a separate tractor. Both types of trailer have similar criteria that need to be considered when choosing a model. The first of these is capacity. Silage and grain trailers are available for either contractor or farmer use and typically range in capacity from 10 to 25 tonnes. Many trailers will be tapered in shape from front to rear to allow for easier tipping.

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Richard Weston 14 Tonne - Grain and Silage Trailers £9,500.00
Redrock 180/14.5 2006 silage trailer c/w flashing light, good brakes, very clean tidy trailer. Still got paint on floor so not done a great deal. -8000 + VAT. Agricultural Trailers
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Emily Rotor On Frame 2014 Grain and Silage Trailers POA
Rotor on Frame. 2.7m working cutting width. For high out put. Designed for large cattle farms. Fast and continuous cutting, Ideal for cutting large quantities of silage; up to 80 tons per hour. A cost-effective solution. This will enable dairy and cattle farmers to keep a clean sealed face on any silage clamp, therefore reducing waste and secondary fermentation. Currently on Matbro Cone and Pin
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Emily Rotor On Frame 2014 Grain and Silage Trailers POA
Rotor on Frame. 2.7m working cutting width. For high out put. Designed for large cattle farms. Fast and continuous cutting, Ideal for cutting large quantities of silage; up to 80 tons per hour. A cost-effective solution. This will enable dairy and cattle farmers to keep a clean sealed face on any silage clamp, therefore reducing waste and secondary fermentation. Currently on Matbro Cone and Pin
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Richard Western 2000 14 TON GRAIN TRAILER 2000 Grain and Silage Trailers £6,600.00
2000 RICHARD WESTERN 14 TON GRAIN TRAILER, Fitted with air & hydraulic brakes, has sprung axles, sprung draw-bar, hydraulic tailgate, and rollover sheet. Has been repainted a few year ago & has some tiny dents in the sides. £6,600 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
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COLLINS SINGLE AXLE MT60 GRAIN TRAILER - Grain and Silage Trailers £2,450.00
COLLINS SINGLE AXLE MT60 GRAIN TRAILER Tidy Trailer £2450
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Marston AS 6.5 TON GRAIN TRAILER 1982 Grain and Silage Trailers £2,650.00
1982 AS MARSTON 6.5 TON SINGLE AXLE GRAIN TRAILER, fitted with six stud wheels and 12.5/80 - 15.3 tyres, rear lights, trailer brakes and rear grain chute, this trailer has had very little use and still has the paint on the floor. £2,650 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
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Marston 1985 AS FF8L ACE GRAIN TRAILER 1985 Grain and Silage Trailers £3,450.00
1985 A.S. MARSTON FF8L ACE 8 TON GRAIN TRAILER, c/w sprung axles & grain chute, fitted with 11.5/80 R15.3 tyres which are good, has a few tiny dents on the sides but generally a nice trailer. £3,450 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
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Marston FF8 GRAIN TRAILER - Grain and Silage Trailers £3,250.00
MARSTON FF8 GRAIN TRAILER Grain shoot Tidy Trailer £3250
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Bailey Silage/Grain trailer - Grain and Silage Trailers POA
Bailey Silage/Grain trailer 9 tonne, Monocoque body, LED lights, 8 stud axles, baby super single tyres.
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Marston 10 - Grain and Silage Trailers POA
AS Marston 10 tonne grain trailer, sprung axles, super single tyres, Monocoque body.
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GULL 14 Tonne - Grain and Silage Trailers POA
Gull 14 Tonne root/grain trailer, sprung draw bar, sprung axles, automatic tail gate, grain chute, super single tyres, monocoque body.
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Marston F7 AS Grain Trailer - Grain and Silage Trailers £2,750.00
AS Marston F7 7 ton hydraulic tipping twin axle grain trailer c/w rear grain chute.
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That tipping mechanism is the next factor to consider. The tipping mechanism should be strong, smooth and sound and the maximum tipping angle should be sufficient for easy unloading of the crop. Angles of 50 degrees are commonly available. The suspension should be sufficient to safely and comfortably carry the load, and a sprung drawbar makes towing easier. Independent trailer brakes are especially important on larger trailers, and hydraulic brakes are common and effective.

Accessories such as a galvanised access ladder can make things easier, and road-legal lights should be present and in working order. The type of axle is also important and heavier trailers tend to be fitted with high-speed axles. The panelling should be in good order and the layout easy to clean.

Many grain and silage trailer manufacturers offer optional extras to enhance the productivity of the unit. These can include self-locking hydraulic trailer doors or rubber-sealed doors for use with rapeseed. Fitted weather sheets are a useful extra, and hydraulically folding top sides are suitable for root crop trailers. Load-sensing mechanisms are a welcome safety option as is an ABS system, especially on larger trailers. Adjustable and swivel hitches are available, along with a rear trailer tow hitch and light socket.

Popular grain and silage trailer manufacturers include Bailey, Fleming, Marshall, Staines, Richard, SK Agri and NC Engineering. These are very robust pieces of kit, but a thorough inspection should still be made to ensure all is in working order.

Important areas to consider are the brakes, suspension and axles. The overall structure should be checked for integrity and should be free from corrosion. It is always worth checking the underside for trouble spots. The hitching mechanism should be checked out and any hydraulic systems should work smoothly.

 

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