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...Marshall machines sold since 1952

Agricultural Livestock Trailers / 21


Features and Specifications

  • **Basic price below is for the 21' Steel Container only**
  • Option to add container to a host trailer in a fixed format.
  • Option to add container to a host trailer in a demountable format.
  • Option to upgrade container to Aluminium construction.
Basic Price: £7,378.00
Steel Box & Trailer - Fixed: £10,878.00
Steel Box & Trailer - Dismountable: £13,507.00
Basic Price - Aluminium: £10,472.00
Aluminium Box & Trailer - Dismountable: £16,601.00
  • Features
    • Value
      Value – Our livestock containers all provide an excellent value method for moving livestock. There is no need to have an HGV license or to have passed a trailer test; simply the ability to drive a tractor. Our fixed livestock container are particularly good value; there are few other ways to move livestock for the same price.
    • Box Design
      Box Design – Every model is constructed from steel or aluminium and has its own chequered plate floor that is coated with anti-slip paint. Internal slam-shut dividing gates are standard on all models and can be positioned anywhere along the length of the container.
    • Loading Ramp Design
      Loading Ramp Design – All models benefit from an aluminium chequered plate loading ramp that has two helper springs to assist closing and opening.
  • Overview

    Features at a Glance

    • Each Container has its own floor which eliminates the necessity for the flooring on the host trailer to be in good condition
    • Aluminium ramp c/w two helper springs, (ensures easy safe use)
    • Fully sheeted solid roof (complies with full regulations)
    • Internal dividing doors. (can be positioned every 18")
    • All models are available with aluminium sheep carrying decks.
    • Steel or aluminium construction
    • Genuine Marshall Spares – a full collection of spares are available for all models in the range

    Marshall trailers has a number of products for transporting cattle and sheep; all built to an extremely high standard with functionality and practicality at the core of the designs.

    The convenience of having your own Marshall livestock container will surprise even the most sceptical of owners. Just think of the numerous times you have left stock grazing in a depleted pasture as you try to maximise the use of a pre booked haulier. With the rising popularity in 40kmh tractors on today’s farms, enabling larger distances to be covered, it is now possible for livestock to be moved when required using these containers.

    The two options that are available to customers are a stand-alone container or a container permanently fixed to a trailer. Both have a durabar floor, aluminium ramp complete with helper springs and internal dividing doors that can be set every 18”. In addition the stand-alone container can be ordered in steel or aluminum depending on the customers preference. Finally both choices can be fitted with optional sheep decks, which can also be easily stored within the container.

    The usual high-quality Marshall build and flexible model options means the Marshall livestock container range is an excellent choice when transporting cattle or sheep.

  • Specification & Prices
    Steel Container£7,378£8,275£9,258£10,358
    Steel Box & Trailer - Fixed£10,878£13,525£15,223£16,826
    Steel Box & Trailer - Dismountable£13,507£16,375£18,523£20,758
    Basic Price - Aluminium£10,472£11,742£13,375£15,108
    Aluminium Box & Trailer - Dismountable£16,601£19,842£22,640£25,508
    Trailer ModelBC21 12.5 WlsBC25 12 tonBC28 14 tonBC32 14 ton
    Axle Size on Fixed Trailer70mm 6 stud80mm 8 stud80mm 8 stud80mm 8 stud
    Container Size21' x 8'25' x 8'28' x 8'32' x 8'
    Unladen Weight - Steel1800 kg2145 kg2400 kg2700 kg
    Unladen Weight - Aluminium1400 kg1695 kg1890 kg2150 kg
    Approx. Carrying Weight8000 kg10000 kg12000 kg12000 kg
    Internal Loading Height6' 6"6' 6"6' 6"6' 6"
    Internal Cattle / Sheep Divisions1223
    Sheep Decks£3,400 / (DF-2)£3,600 / (DF-2)£3,800 (DF-2)£4,200 (DF-2)
    Additional Internal Divisions£664 / (DF-0.25)£664 / (DF-0.25)£664 / (DF-0.25)£664 / (DF-0.25)
    Front Escape Hatch£680£680£680£680
    Hyd Lift Sheep Deck Ramps£1,800£1,800£1,800£1,800
  • Owners Info
    • Tyre Pressure Chart

    • Marshall Pricelist and Brochure 2015

    • Order Agricultural Livestock Trailers spares online

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    • Additional Equipment for this machine

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  • FAQ's
    • How do you remove a cattle container from its host trailer?

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      How do you remove a cattle container from its host trailer?

      There are two main options for removing a Marshall cattle container from its host trailer; when using either method ensure that ratchet securing straps are removed before lifting and please follow proper safety procedures.

      The first method involves attaching straps to lift eyes located on the top corners of Marshall containers and then using a tele-handler to lift the container off; in some cases it might be safer to use two tele-handler. Once the container has been lifted from the host trailer simply drive the host trailer away and place the container on the ground.

      The second option for removing a container is only available to customers who specified lifting channels to be installed; these are simply two lengths of box section that run across the width of the container. The benefit of these is that they allow a tele-handler to place its forks in the box section and safely lift the container off; ideal for customer with smaller tele-handlers that do not have the necessary height to use the lifting eyes.

      Marshalls strongly recommends cleaning out any container before removing and storing; this will significantly increase its life span.

    • What are the benefits of steel and aluminium containers?

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      What are the benefits of steel and aluminium containers?

      Marshalls offers an extensive livestock container range; available in steel or aluminium and in lengths of 21, 25 and 28 feet Marshall livestock containers are a flexible and practical solution to moving cattle, sheep and pigs.

      The advantage of steel containers is that they represent good value; they cost less than the aluminium equivalent and like anything if they are well looked after they will carry out many years of service. In comparison the advantages of the aluminium containers are that they are corrosive resistant and lighter. The resistance to corrosion reduces the maintenance requirements and the lighter weight means the container is easier to remove and can result is reduced fuel costs on long journeys.

      It is clear each model has its advantages and disadvantages; it is up to the customer to decide what design they prefer.

    • What are the current regulations on agricultural trailer brakes?

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      What are the current regulations on agricultural trailer brakes?

      The law currently states that trailers travelling below 20mph have to have a braking efficiency of at least 25% (UK Road Vehicle Construction & Use Regulations). Above this speed it is unclear exactly what requirements an agricultural trailer has to meet, whether it is commercial braking requirements or still simply a 25% braking efficiency.

      There is currently EU legislation under discussion which would implement a 50% braking efficiency for agricultural trailers, but this has been already been debated for a number of years without it becoming law. It seems unlikely that it will be implemented within the next few years, if ever, since this would impose higher braking standards than required on commercial vehicles.

      Marshall products are fitted with hydraulic brakes as standard and on average provide a braking efficiency of 35%, which exceeds the current legal requirements. This impressive baseline performance is achieved by fitting high quality axles supplied by the world’s leading axle manufacturer, combined with enlarged 25mm brake cylinders and durable 2 wire hoses.

      Take time to examine the specifications of our models and take note of the brake sizes and axles sizes. In particular notice we fit commercial 420 x 180 10 stud axles as standard on our QM14 and QM16 models; not 10 stud industrial axles, which provide significantly reduced performance. The way to tell the difference between these axles is a commercial axle uses an S-cam brake rode while an industrial axle uses a flat-cam brake rod.

      If a customer requires enhanced braking performance we also offer air brakes with loading sensing, full ABS systems and a number of axle upgrades. This guarantees a Marshall trailer can meet current legal requirements now and any EU legislation that could potentially be introduced in the future.

    • What is the best running gear; rockers or springs?

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      What is the best running gear; rockers or springs?

      This is a question we are constantly asked by customers since the type of running gear will have a huge effect on how the machine performs. There is no definitive answer on which suspension system is better since they both have their own benefits and drawbacks.

      Split oscillating suspension or rockers as it is better known is ideal for machines that will carry high, potentially unstable loads as it eliminates lateral movement of the trailer ensuring the load can be safely transported. Crucially this is benefit is not achieved at the expense of ride quality since the tandems are still able move vertically and therefore allow the trailer to travel smoothly over rough ground. The stability of rockers makes them ideal on bale trailers, which are constantly transporting high loads, or on trailers working on steep ground.

      Marshalls rocking beams are all extremely heavy-duty, and are produced on site by our skilled engineers. In addition to the robust design, all our tandems utilise devlon bushes, which significantly reduces wear and prolongs the life of the rockers.

      The alternative to rockers is spring suspension, which is predominantly used on trailers carrying out a lot of road work. Springs provide an extremely smooth ride and perform better than rockers can on the road, particularly at higher speeds. This type of suspension also allows air brakes with load sensing to be fitted; automatic load sensing does not work on rocker tandem suspension. However the main disadvantage of springs is that they do allow lateral movement of the trailer, making them less stable on steep slopes or with higher loads.

      Whatever suspension set-up you prefer Marshalls offers either as a no-cost option, ensuring your next Marshall will be exactly what you want.

  • Additional Equipment Extra
    • Steel Box & Trailer - Fixed

      Steel Box & Trailer - Fixed

      Part No.


      The standard steel box is fitted to a trailer chassis; this is non-removable.

    • Alumnium Box - Removable

      Alumnium Box - Removable

      Part No.


      The standard steel box is upgraded to an aluminium construction.

    • Host Trailer for Removable Boxes

      Host Trailer for Removable Boxes

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      The host trailer (BC/21) for either a removable steel or aluminium box.

    • Sheep Decks

      Sheep Decks

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      Dealer Fit - 2hrs


      Allows sheep and cattle to be transported in the container.

    • Additional Internal Dvisions

      Additional Internal Dvisions

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      Allows cattle or livestock to be easily and safeyly divided up.

    • Front Escape Hatch

      Front Escape Hatch

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      Allows the machine operator to escape in the event of agitated cattle when loading.

    • Spring Suspension

      Spring Suspension

      Part No.


      No-cost Option. Provides excellent performance on the road.

    • Split Oscillating Suspension

      Split Oscillating Suspension

      Part No.


      No-cost Option. Reduces lateral movement making high-loads more stable.

    • 340 x 65 x 18 Wheels

      340 x 65 x 18 Wheels

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 1hrs


      These tyres also known as "minature super singles" and are excellent for extensive road use. Please note all prices are in place of standard tyres.

    • 15-55 x 17 Wheels

      15-55 x 17 Wheels

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 1hrs


      These tyres significantly reduce ground compaction, and are ideal in wet conditions or for use in the groundcare industry. Please note all prices are in place of standard tyres.

    • Air/Oil Brakes c/w Load Sensing (Non ABS)

      Air/Oil Brakes c/w Load Sensing (Non ABS)

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      Ideal if the machine is frequently used on the road, provides improved braking for higher speeds. Automatic load sensing available on springs & manual load sensing available on rockers.

    • Oil Brakes Load Sensing System

      Oil Brakes Load Sensing System

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      This optional extra prevents the trailer wheels from locking up by reducing the flow of oil to the brake rams. Automatic load sensing available on springs & manual load sensing available on rockers.

    • Spring Drawbar

      Spring Drawbar

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      Reduces tractor bounce when operating machine on the road.

    • Rear Tow Hitch c/w Lights & Brakes

      Rear Tow Hitch c/w Lights & Brakes

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      Allows multiple machines to be moved around the farm at once.

    • Rear Tool Box

      Rear Tool Box

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 1hrs


      An ideal place to keep straps and ropes during journeys.

    • Extra Harvest Ladder - Straight Rear (Galvanized)

      Extra Harvest Ladder - Straight Rear (Galvanized)

      Part No.


      Useful for different tasks

    • Extra Harvest Ladder - Bent Rear (Galvanized)

      Extra Harvest Ladder - Bent Rear (Galvanized)

      Part No.


      Useful for different tasks

    • Rear Box Pusher

      Rear Box Pusher

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 3hrs


      Useful for ensuring a load of boxes are secured for traveling.

    • Hydraulic Side Walk Way (per side)

      Hydraulic Side Walk Way (per side)

      Part No.


      Allows safe access to boxes, during loading.

    • Wooden Floor

      Wooden Floor

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      The standard steel durabar floor can be replaced with a wooden floor as a no-cost option.

    • LED Beacon

      LED Beacon

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      Ideal if the machine is frequently used on the road.

    • LED Lights

      LED Lights

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 1hrs


      Improved visibility of the machine and reduces maintenance of lights.

    • Dual Lights

      Dual Lights

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 1hrs


      Provides improved visibility. Machine now has four indicators and four brake lights.

    • Bespoke Colour Finish - Single Colour

      Bespoke Colour Finish - Single Colour

      Part No.


      Your Marshall product can receive a bespoke paint finish. Please note paint is not guaranteed to be an exact colour match, although every effort will be made to match the colour as closely as possible.

    • Bespoke Colour Finish - Dual Colour

      Bespoke Colour Finish - Dual Colour

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      Your Marshall product can receive a bespoke paint finish. Please note paint is not guaranteed to be an exact colour match, although every effort will be made to match the colour as closely as possible.