- Spread Axle
Spread Axle • Merritt Quality
• Lowest life cycle cost
• Greater resale value
Click to enlarge Fixed curbside doghouse floor section with a lightweight panel on the roadside maximizes payload and weight balancing. An optional split-lid, lay-down doghouse is available if extra floor space is required. Welded 3” I beam cross members coupled with “Super High Grip” diamond plate floors with unsurpassed diamond height and edge sharpness and you have the long-life, leak-resistant floor that Merritt has always been known for. Introduced by Merritt in the 1960s, the Merritt “Bull-Nose” design provides better swing clearance and aerodynamics. Offering up to 50% less drag than flat nose designs, the resulting fuel efficiency puts money in your pocket. Shown with optional tire carrier. Disclaimer Statement: Merritt Trailers, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in materials, components, designs, equipment specifications and trailer models without notice. All visual specifications, representations, volumes and dimension references are based on the latest product offerings and are approximations available at the time of this publication. At no time will the information contained within this publication be used as the basis for resolving disputes. Download the pdf for this item
- Merritt Standard Features & Benefits
Bull Nose: Introduced by Merritt in the 1960’s, this innovative design couples good looks with improved fuel economy. It remains the most efficient design for lowering aerodynamic drag and producing a smooth inside surface that does not bruise livestock. This increase in fuel efficiency will put extra dollars back into your pocket over the life of the trailer. Roof Construction: Merritt’s roof is designed to haul livestock and is built w/.050 aluminum skin fully riveted to roof bows that will resist flexing and stop costly roof repairs. No gimmicks or van roofs here, only the time-tested best. * Shown with roof hatch. Welded Floors with 3" I-Beam Cross Members: The strongest floor in the business is built with 3" I-beams welded to a thicker floor plate. I-Beam cross members won’t flatten out after years of use and with no rivets to vibrate loose, the floor will stay in place. Closer rib spacing means better footing and fully overlapped top seams ensure fewer leaks. Working together they increase the usable life of your new Merritt. Sheet and Post Design: High grade aluminum alloys that are heat treated to resist dents and tears and shines better than any trailer on the market today. This also provides unmatched inside width for maximum livestock comfort. Upgraded Running Gear: Aluminum hubs, Centrifuse drums and extended service brakes mean lighter weight and lower life cycle costs. All are standard equipment on a Merritt trailer. LED Lights: Merritt again takes the lead in safety by being the first livestock trailer to be standard with LED lighting. Lower life cycle cost with longer harness life, fewer wiring problems and brighter lights mean lower maintenance cost. • Photos may show items with optional equipment.
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Roll-Up Door/Swing Gate:
Keeps livestock where you want them. Tube style gate closes off rear door for easier cattle handling. Completely removable if needed and works with man access door.
Wall Straddle Angles:
Keeps you out of the way of the loading and unloading area.
Rear End Sheet Drain:
Large cutout made flush to the floor allows for easy washout. Positive lock reduces dripping and bending.
Door Seal Kit:
Cargo seals that are easy to use and quick to install. Perfect for hauling imported or quarantined livestock.
High Mounted Name Sign:
The high mounting position keeps your company name out in front of potential customers. Clean installation creates good looks and functionality.
Top-Rear Tail Light Bar:
Helps keep your trailer visible in bad weather. High outside corner mounting allows for Stop/Turn/Tail combination.
Rear Back Up Lights:
Flood lights provide lighting to the chute area and allow easier night loading. Recessed into the rear plate keeps them free from damage.
Spread Mounted Tool Box:
Handy storage space between the axles provides you a place for everything. Genuine Merritt quality exists in every tool box we build.
Basket Chute Extension:
Reduces the step from the belly floor to the ramp which makes loading and unloading quicker with less jumping that results in less bruising of livestock.
Easier night loading is possible with these floodlights. Top mounting gives you a good look at the entire chute area. (Shown with optional access ladder).
Threshold Deck Cleating:
Deck cleating at ramps and thresholds increases traction and allows for better footing at these critical areas.
Front Drop Back Ramp:
Fewer moving parts and lighter weight – the best in the business.
Keep your drivers safe and give your livestock extra ventilation when the weather requires it. The Merritt roof is built to handle this popular option.
Get the ability to increase useable floor space over the axles by using the rear of the doghouse. This creates an “L” shape so smaller livestock can be loaded quickly underneath and up into the doghouse.
Extra Divide Gates:
Need more compartments to haul split loads? Adding extra center gates is the answer.