Tractor Drawn Livestock Floats

Standard Range


We have been manufacturing quality aluminium floats since 1990. Each float is designed and manufactured to suit the individual customer's requirements. We can supply the floats with a trailer, or build the float to fit a client's trailer.


We produce floats from 16 feet in length, for cattle, sheep or pigs. The Stewart livestock float is an all aluminium, welded design, giving a very strong, durable float. The float sides are made from aluminium sheets pressed for extra strength. These sheets are welded to aluminium box section posts positioned at 1150mm intervals, and are welded to the aluminium treadplate floor all round for easy cleaning. The floats are supplied with internal dividing doors and may be fitted with sheep decks.

26ft cattle float on galvanised trailer


GX 22 CF - 22ft cattle float on GX 10 FT flat trailer


The floats are secured to the trailer using four high-tensile securing straps; this system means that the float can be lifted off quickly and easily freeing the trailer for other uses. The floats are of a strong, lightweight design and do not require stands, but instead are placed on level ground when not in use.


The internal dividing doors are made entirely from aluminium. The cattle dividing doors are fabricated using pressed aluminium sheets, and are fitted with a wheel at one end for ease of use. The cattle doors can be positioned along the length of the float using the galvanised pins provided. At the most commonly used positions near the centre of the float the holes are reinforced by means of an aluminium bush with a steel insert, and a stop is provided to prevent the door passing the hole when being pushed shut.


30ft cattle float


The floats may be fitted with sheep decks; however the sheep float is of a slightly different design to the cattle float so it must be made to accommodate the decks. Cattle floats can not be retrospectively fitted with sheep decks.


The sheep decks are all aluminium section decks and store in the float when not in use. The decks are fabricated in two feet sections; each section is constructed of an aluminium box section frame sheeted with aluminium treadplate. Each section of deck stores in the roof without the need to slide the sections from back to front and is held in place with one pin, making the process of decking the float quick and simple. The sheep dividing doors are fabricated using pressed aluminium sheets.


26ft sheep float



Section decks


We manufacture floats for pigs with hydraulically operated moving decks or with hydraulic ramps. These specialist floats are designed and manufactured to order; please contact us to discuss your requirements.


The aluminium livestock floats may be supplied with the following optional extras:-


  • Internal lights.
  • Road lights on rear of float.
  • Set of four stands with poles.
  • Float may be paint finished.
  • Extra cattle or sheep dividing doors.
  • Slam shut, fixed position cattle dividing doors (cattle floats only).


Folding Deck Range


This range is a tractor drawn livestock float built for the high volume user. Externally the float looks the same as the standard Stewart float with pressed side sheets welded to aluminium posts at 1150mm intervals. Inside however the design is the same as our commercial livestock floats with folding aluminium sheep decks, fixed position slam shut doors and a hydraulically operated run up ramp to the second sheep deck. The folding decks are pressed to minimise leakage and are supported by aluminium deck bars. The sheep doors are incorporated in the slam shut cattle doors.


GX 28 SF - 28ft sheep float with folding decks on GX 15 FT Flat Trailer



Folding decks and cattle door



Deck support bars



Hydraulic ramp to second sheep deck



Please refer to the ‘Flat Trailers’ section for detailed information about the flat trailers to carry the float bodies.






Commercial Vehicle Livestock Floats

We have taken the decision to stop manufacturing livestock containers for commercial vehicles.


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