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Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup #7609630
06/21/22 02:56 PM
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I'm wanting to build a pen for my truck bed to haul 200-280lb hogs from auctions or farms, plus maybe goats sheep and other smaller critters. Does anyone have any plans or pics or maybe ideas. Thanks in advance!

Keith, suggestions???


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609638
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Many years ago in Burma I saw a guy on a small motor bike with a pig in a wicker basket on each side.....like saddlebags. Each pig was probably in the same weight class you are talking about.
I have no idea how that guy managed to balance those squirming pigs.

But I'll bet you could do it easily


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Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609642
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uhh, I just use livestock racks in mine. Remember a fat hog doesn't like to jump and I can't lift one....I can barely force one to take a 4" step up into a trailer. So, racks are only good if you got a livestock chute to load/unload.. My JD 4020 loader does most of the heavy lifting when getting processed.

Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609643
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As a kid, practically every farmer owned a truck with some sort of box to contain critters to haul to the auction every week or so. If a farmer can pound something together, why would you need plans? Maybe make a large crate with a door on the end. You can strap it down when your using it and remove it when you don't need it.


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Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609645
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mine is just welded up 3/4" square stock with a single slide door on pulleys and a rope so I can run the door. All fits on bed rails and can close tailgate. Mine has about 5' tall sides so I can haul calves and the box frame base fits in my truck bed. I simply slide it in and out when I want to use it.

Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609647
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White, uh, this ole boy don't do motor bikes anymore and even if I did I wouldn't try that lol...

Scout, I ask for plans and ideas because I guarantee that most anyone will come up with something better then me lol...

Blackdog, that sounds pretty good. Do you know approx how much it weighs?

I know I could make cattle sides on my truck and build a chute/ramp but I'm not sure I want the hogs to have that much room.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609651
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i used hog panels on a 6x10 utility trailer. drop the end gate and run them in. used quick links to snap it together.


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Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609653
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Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609659
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Originally Posted by Catch22
I'm wanting to build a pen for my truck bed to haul 200-280lb hogs from auctions or farms, plus maybe goats sheep and other smaller critters. Does anyone have any plans or pics or maybe ideas. Thanks in advance!

Keith, suggestions???


Jeff, one of TSC's Neighbor Club Benefits is frequent free trailer rental. If you're only going to pick up critters occasionally, I would just rent a small trailer and hose it out good before taking it back. Building materials are very high right now and mutiple trailer rentals are likely cheaper than building a box.

All the goats and calves we bought, we just put in the cap. We tied pallets together for someone to take a goat home, when their livestock trailer had a wheel fall off. Most people picking up goats from us just put them in a large dog crate.

Keith

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There is quite a bit of difference in hauling a goat and a 280 lb pig......first off consider what you want to haul and then build to those specs

Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609670
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We always used a double horse trailer. Easy to load, plus you can hold them over a few days without tying up your truck.

https://dayton.craigslist.org/grd/d/bradford-horse-bumper-pull-trailer/7497938941.html

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Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: nvwrangler] #7609671
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That would work but pricey. I might could go see what the scrap yard has and could maybe make one. Thanks for that link!!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: KeithC] #7609674
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Originally Posted by KeithC
Originally Posted by Catch22
I'm wanting to build a pen for my truck bed to haul 200-280lb hogs from auctions or farms, plus maybe goats sheep and other smaller critters. Does anyone have any plans or pics or maybe ideas. Thanks in advance!

Keith, suggestions???


Jeff, one of TSC's Neighbor Club Benefits is frequent free trailer rental. If you're only going to pick up critters occasionally, I would just rent a small trailer and hose it out good before taking it back. Building materials are very high right now and mutiple trailer rentals are likely cheaper than building a box.

All the goats and calves we bought, we just put in the cap. We tied pallets together for someone to take a goat home, when their livestock trailer had a wheel fall off. Most people picking up goats from us just put them in a large dog crate.

Keith

Thanks Keith. I'm wanting something for my truck because sometimes I get a call and would have to go fast, plus I don't want to have a trailer if I can help it.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
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Originally Posted by KP3100
We always used a double horse trailer. Easy to load, plus you can hold them over a few days without tying up your truck.

https://dayton.craigslist.org/grd/d/bradford-horse-bumper-pull-trailer/7497938941.html

That would sure work but I don't really want a trailer. Thanks for the link!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609680
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Originally Posted by Catch22

That would work but pricey. I might could go see what the scrap yard has and could maybe make one. Thanks for that link!!


Check craigs list in your area not sure where you are so I just pulled up Columbus and it was listed. How close are you to Athens? I found one for my kid near Athens.

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Wrangler, I'm about 2 1/2 hrs from Athens. I didn't even think to check craigslist. Thank you!!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609688
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Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: ILcooner] #7609697
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That's what I'm looking for, for my son

Re: Transporting hogs and other critters in pickup [Re: Catch22] #7609698
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We cut cattle panels to the proper size for the truck bed. We used quick links at the corners and as a hinges. Crimped large hog rings everywhere else. We'd ratchet strap it down before going out on the highway. We used it to haul a lot of sheep.

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You could build something like this with barn board for a pretty reasonable price.

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