Marshall Trailers

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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.
Basic Price: £13,206.00
Steel Box & Trailer - Fixed.(TRAN-FT): £19,316.00
Steel Box & Trailer - Dismountable: £22,856.00
  • 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 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.
    • Paint Finish
      Paint Finish – Since November 2011 we have shot-blasted, this is acknowledged in the paint industry as the best possible method for preparing steel for painting. The shot-blasting creates a profile for the paint to adhere to, improving adhesion and in turn the protection offered to the steel. Our five man team of trained sprayers then use the latest spraying equipment to finish our products with a dual layer paint finish. Every machine is finished with 80 microns of high-build primer and 50 microns of gloss polyurethane; this combination provides excellent protection and a high-quality finish.
    • Delivery
      Delivery – Marshall Trailers uses a computerized build system to plan production to ensure that machines are delivered on time. The final stage of delivery is undertake by our two artic lorries, a 7.5ton rigid lorry and a number of other haulage partners.
    • Spare Parts
      Spare Parts – Marshall Trailers has a full selection of spare parts for all our ranges, most of which can be dispatched immediately. In some cases we have spares for machines dating back forty years, which gives you peace of mind when buying a Marshall that you will be properly supported well into the future.
  • 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.
    • 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 all models 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. (TRAN)£13,206£14,090£15,555£17,200
    Steel Box & Trailer - Fixed.(TRAN-FT)£19,316£23,700£25,390£28,700
    Steel Box & Trailer - Dismountable£22,856£27,393£29,945£33,100
    Trailer ModelBC-21BC-25-12TBC-28BC-32-TAN
    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
    Approx. Carrying Weight8000 kg10000 kg12000 kg12000 kg
    Internal Loading Height6' 6"6' 6"6' 6"6' 6"
    Internal Cattle / Sheep Divisions1223
    Sheep Decks£4,109 / (DF-2)£4,350 / (DF-2)£4,550 (DF-2)£4,900 (DF-2)
    Additional Internal Divisions£664 / (DF-0.25)£664 / (DF-0.25)£664 / (DF-0.25)£664 / (DF-0.25)
    Front Escape Hatch£700£700£700£700
    400-60 x 15.5£840 / (DF-1)N/AN/AN/A
    340 x 65 x 18 Radial£1996 / (DF-1)N/AN/AN/A
    385 x 65 x 22.5£2,350StandardStandardStandard
    445 x 45 x 19.5 (Lowers bed height by 150mm)N/A£1,360£1,360£1,360
    Spring Drawbar£845£845StandardStandard
    LED Beacon£145 / (DF-0.25)£145 / (DF-0.25)£145 / (DF-0.25)£145 / (DF-0.25)
    LED Tail LightStandardStandardStandardStandard
    10 Stud Commercial Axle 406 x120N/A£1,364£1,364£1,364
    10 Stud Commercial Axle c/w ABS BrakesN/A£4,620£4,620£4,620
    Air/Oil Brakes c/w Load Sensing£1,517 (DF-4)£1,517 (DF-4)£1,517 (DF-4)£1,517 (DF-4)
    Oil Load Sensing£750 (DF-2)£750 (DF-2)£750 (DF-2)£750 (DF-2)
  • Owners Info
    • Tyre Pressure Chart

    • Livestock Container Range - Specification Chart

    • Marshall Brochure 2024

    • 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 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 25mph 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 QM/14, QM/16, QM/1600 and QM1800 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.

    • Host Trailer for Removable Boxes

      Host Trailer for Removable Boxes

      Part No.


      The host trailer (BC/21) for the removable steel box.

    • Sheep Decks

      Sheep Decks

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 2hrs


      Allows sheep and cattle to be transported in the container.

    • Additional Internal Divisions

      Additional Internal Divisions

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 0.25hrs


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

    • Front Escape Hatch

      Front Escape Hatch

      Part No.


      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.

    • 400-60 x 15.5 Wheels

      400-60 x 15.5 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.

    • Upgraded Running Gear Pack

      Upgraded Running Gear Pack

      Part No.


      Upgrades the trailer to 8 stud 350x90 axles, 385-65 x 22.5 Super Singles and uprated chassis members. Increases carrying capacity to 12-tons. Trailer width becomes 8' 4".

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

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

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 4hrs


      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

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 2hrs


      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

      Part No.


      Reduces tractor bounce when operating machine on the road. This is also height adjustable to match the tractor hitch.

    • Hitch Lock

      Hitch Lock

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 0.25hrs


      Allows the machine to be secured against theft. Padlock is not included.

    • Rear Tool Box

      Rear Tool Box

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 1hrs


      An ideal place to keep straps and ropes during journeys.

    • Rear Box Pusher

      Rear Box Pusher

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 2.5hrs


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

    • Rear Ramps

      Rear Ramps

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 0.25hrs


      Manually attached ramps, ideal of unloading or loading machines.

    • LED Beacon

      LED Beacon

      Part No.

      Dealer Fit - 0.25hrs


      Ideal if the machine is frequently used on the road.

    • Bespoke Colour Finish - Single Colour

      Bespoke Colour Finish - Single Colour

      Part No.


      Your Marshall product can be painted in 13 bespoke colour finishes, including different blues, greens, yelllows, white, grey and black.