Big Bend Trailers was founded in 2003 after I identified a real need for a tough, user-friendly ranch trailer. I had spent years using various brands of stock trailers on my family’s ranch in the rugged Big Bend area of Texas and found that they all came up short in durability and efficiency. Throughout the years of working cattle, I came up with a mental checklist of improvements I would like to see on a stock trailer. For instance, there was one trailer my family used that had rectangle tubing sides; we welded on every part of that trailer except the sides. I told myself that if I ever built a trailer, I would use square and rectangle tubing, and that is one of the features that sets our trailers apart today. It just so happened in 2003, I was introduced to a family that owned a manufacturing company. I asked them if they could build livestock trailers and they told me they could build whatever I could come up with. With their expertise in manufacturing and my experience in ranching, we were able to come up with a product that makes my life easier on the ranch, and has slowly grown into a business that we operate as a family. We have incorporated several ideas into these trailers to make them more durable and user friendly including the clean out gap to prevent rust, the handle to unhook from outside the truck bed, the slam latches on our rear and center gates as well as options such as the roller pins on the back bumper and the floating center gate. We are constantly innovating and improving our trailers because we use them ourselves and figure out what works and what doesn’t. I think you will find a Big Bend to be a very tough, practical trailer that you can use in the harshest of conditions and it will hold up for you.