We operate ranches in about 5 different counties of West Texas (The Big Bend Area). The country is big and it takes a lot of acres per cow. Therefore we pull trailers many miles over a lot of rough roads and it is pretty tough on trailers and equipment. We have spent a good deal of time fixing and repairing trailers over the years and have come up with some ideas to make the trailers more durable. These ideas and years of hands on experience have been incorporated into these trailers. I think you will find our trailer a very tough practical trailer that you can use in the harshest of conditions and it will hold up for you.

The reason for our non-rusting gap design on the bottom of our trailer is because even in our dry West Texas country, after a few years the manure will pile up in the front end and down the sides of the trailer and will rust out the metal around the bottom of our trailers. We left about an inch gap between the floor and the side of our trailer so this manure won't stack up in front or along the sides of the trailer. We found that the hoof action of the animal in the trailer breaks up the manure and pushes it out the sides of the trailer through the inch gap. It is a self cleaning design.

We found a hitch that allowed us to run a cable though a pulley in the nose of our trailers so we can latch and unlatch our trailers (while standing at the jack handle) without having to crawl over the side of the pick-up. It didn't bother me when I was a kid, now I look for easier ways to do things. Talking about easier ways of doing things, I don't know how many times I have seen someone get the gate kicked back on top of them while trying to close it. A guy just kind of holds his breath until he gets that rear gate latched before that wild bull or yearling kicks the gate back in his face. We have come up with a real stout spring loaded pin that is set inside a pipe to keep the manure, dirt, and mud out of the spring action. These rear gates can be slammed shut while you are standing out of the line of fire.

We like the rubber torsion axles as it eliminated all the problems we had in the past with broken springs, U bolts, center pins, & equalizers. There are just a lot less things that can go wrong underneath your trailer . That is one of the reasons for using heavy 2 X 4 rectangle tubing instead of the standard angle iron for the bottom frame of our trailer. I have had the angle iron break on me before but I don't think this tubing will.

We have built this trailer to last for years and be trouble free. That's why we keep all our wiring up inside steel to protect it from getting drug off by mesquite and other brush.

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Jim Dyer

Big Bend Trailers | 17257 SH 166 (mailing address), 809 Cemetery Rd. (trailer lot), Fort Davis, TX 79734 | 432.426.3435