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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Buy Bailey 12t Silage-Grain Trailer  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Bailey 12t Silage-Grain Trailer 2007 Grain and Silage Trailers £6,450.00
On 385 super singles, bogey axles, sprung drawbar, grain door, tidy trailer
Buy Massey Ferguson 6 TON GRAIN TRAILER  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Massey Ferguson 6 TON GRAIN TRAILER - Grain and Silage Trailers £1,750.00
MASSEY FERGUSON 6 TON GRAIN TRAILER, c/w double dropsides and grain chute. It may have some age about it, but quite tidy for the age with some original paint on the floor. Drawbar has been plated earlier in its life. £1,750 + VAT.
Buy Wessex 1994 HARRY WEST 10 TON TRAILER  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Wessex 1994 HARRY WEST 10 TON TRAILER 1994 Grain and Silage Trailers £3,650.00
1994 HARRY WEST 10 TON TRAILER, c/w silage sides and grain door, fitted with 12.5/80 R15.3 wheel equipment and quite a tidy example. £3,650 + VAT.
Buy Other ARMSTRONG & HOLMES 8 TON GRAIN TRAILER  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Other ARMSTRONG & HOLMES 8 TON GRAIN TRAILER - Grain and Silage Trailers £3,950.00
ARMSTRONG & HOLMES 8 TON GRAIN TRAILER, fitted with dropsides and sprung axles. This trailer, although an older trailer, is in extremely good condition, having 90% of its original paint on the floor, good tyres, as well as a grain chute. Trailer on 60" wheel centers which is ideal for potatoes on 30" rows. £3,950 + VAT.
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04. Bailey 1982 Grain and Silage Trailers POA
Website:?www.baileytrailers.co.uk (http://www.baileytrailers.co.uk) From modest beginnings in 1982, Bailey Trailers have achieved over 30 years of innovative design and outstanding service to agriculture. Whether you are carting silage, collecting grain, transporting potatoes or tipping beet, you can rely on Bailey?s build quality and standard equipment to get the job done. Bailey Trailers have
Buy Fransgard FRASER M23T 16 TON GRAIN TRAILER  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Fransgard FRASER M23T 16 TON GRAIN TRAILER - Grain and Silage Trailers £10,500.00
FRASER M23T 16 TON GRAIN TRAILER, fitted with 560/60 R22.5 flotation wheels, this is a really highly specified trailer, has Crane Fruehauf 10 stud axles with air and hydraulic brakes, sprung draw-bar, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute and roll-over sheet. £10,500 + VAT.
Buy HM 2009 18 TON GRAIN TRAILER  Farm Machinery For Sale
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HM 2009 18 TON GRAIN TRAILER 2009 Grain and Silage Trailers £11,250.00
2009 HM 18 TON GRAIN TRAILER, c/w 10 stud axles and air brakes. Has sprung axles, sprung draw-bar, hydraulic tailgate and grain chute. £11,250 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
Buy Other 1988 R&R 10 TON TANDEM AXLE GRAIN TRAILE  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Other 1988 R&R 10 TON TANDEM AXLE GRAIN TRAILE - Grain and Silage Trailers £3,650.00
1988 R&R 10 TON TANDEM AXLE GRAIN TRAILER, c/w sprung axles & Super Single wheels, has 40% tyres and grain chute and nice condition for age. £3,650 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
Buy Warwick 8t Silage-Grain Trailer  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Warwick 8t Silage-Grain Trailer 1990 Grain and Silage Trailers £2,950.00
On sprung axle, grain door c/w chute, 11.5/80-15.3 tyres, completely grain tight, sound trailer
Buy Ken Wootton 16 Tonne Grain Trailer  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Ken Wootton 16 Tonne Grain Trailer - Grain and Silage Trailers £3,950.00
Sprung Drawbar & Axles, On Super Singles, Grain Shoot, Oil Brakes
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Griffiths GT80 Trailer - Grain and Silage Trailers £4,250.00
Griffiths GT80 8 ton twin axle hydraulic tipping grain trailer c/w 11.5/80-15.3 wheels and tyres.
Buy Richard Western 1991 12 TON GRAIN TRAILER  Farm Machinery For Sale
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Richard Western 1991 12 TON GRAIN TRAILER 1991 Grain and Silage Trailers £3,800.00
1991 RICHARD WESTERN 12 TON GRAIN TRAILER, c/w sprung axles & auto tailgate, average condition for its age. £3,800 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
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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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