“We think farmers and ranchers will be drawn to the new beefier drop-down gate on gooseneck livestock trailers,” Queensland said. “The design was inspired by the tailgates of pickup trucks and features a convenient, one-handed tailgate latch.” The new feature, standard on the Model 8127, lays flat against the drop wall, and the open top beam makes it easy to clean. It is also an option on the Model 8117.
Featherlite has also introduced a new livestock trailer option—12v LED dome lights. These lights provide more illumination and are more energy efficient than standard lights. This option joins several other popular Featherlite livestock trailer options farmers and ranchers can add to their trailers. These include “Step Safe” gates, rear ramp packages and the versatile pen system that allows trailer owners to easily transport smaller livestock.
Featherlite semi stock trailers have also received new features and options. New vents on the Model 8261 semi stock hauler are front mounted to give customers greater convenience. On top, the new translucent semi stock trailer allows more natural light to enter the trailer, helping to keep livestock calmer during transport.
For more information on Featherlite’s 2014 lineup of trailers, contact your nearest Featherlite dealership, visit Featherlite online at www.fthr.com or call 800-800-1230.