WITH the prospects of a busy lambing and feeding time ahead, trailers can be an invaluable asset for towing behind a quad.

Co Antrim-based manufacturer, Quad-X, has a revamped range of both trailers and feeders to help transport stock, troughs, silage bales and feed around the farm.

Its ATV stock trailers are all galvanised, with press-strengthened sides for durability. There are optional lamb dividing gates/partitions and for easier loading, a small integrated swing door can be selected within the main rear door.

The latest 5ft x 3ft 3inch stock trailers come with 22-11x8 flotation tyres to cope with soft ground conditions and there’s a choice between a swing or ramp door. An innovative folding sides model can also be used to load hay bales, troughs or other bulky equipment.

The 7ft x 4ft stock trailer gets suspension, mudguards, wide profile tyres and a high grip aluminium ramp back door. Their removable galvanised mesh sides mean you can convert the trailer to a half-sided model for other jobs around the farm. This size also allows the quad to be driven into the trailer for transport to other locations.

Quad-X also makes a bale transporter which can be towed behind either an ATV, UTV, car or 4x4. You can even re-position the transporter by hand when it is loaded with a hay bale as it was developed to make the bale mass assist with the loading, reducing the force required to load a 750kg tonne bale and to prevent the quad rear wheels lifting during loading. It has clamping arms to minimise wrap damage during loading and transportation.

The company’s latest stock feeders are available in a fixed spacing or auto-drop models, with a 370-litre capacity they have a claimed highest ground clearance on the market, yet also have a low fill height.

Auto-crop is controlled by a sophisticated controller on the market, with drop counter and variable distance and when attached to an ATV, can be operated and flow rates controlled from the seat. Flotation tyres are standard and the hopper is galvanised, with optional tarpaulin covers available.