Trailers are arguably the most-used yet least-discussed pieces of equipment relied upon on farms up and down the country, often overlooked with so much more complex and impressive kit to talk about. With so many different types of farm trailers available, each with a huge range of options, they more than warrant a page all of their own

The Ellis Machinery website is the premier online destination for UK farmers and contractors searching for information about top-quality used farm equipment.

Long-term customers know the tremendous value provided by our vast range of farm equipment, parts, and tools. Ellis Machinery has long been known for stocking a diverse range of equipment from ploughs to power harrows and discs, but what about the humble, unsung hero of the farm yard?

Which used trailer is best for me?

While a general-purpose trailer can certainly be useful within a farming operation, trailers that are custom designed for the task in hand will always deliver the greatest efficiency. This means farms with multiple specialisms can benefit from owning different trailers for different purposes. However, the cost of purchasing a single trailer, let alone more than one, can be daunting.

Thankfully, trailers are hardy and robust, and buying a used trailer can offer considerable savings without any corresponding drop in the functionality or usefulness. Searching for used trailers for sale usually also means you can more easily justify a much higher spec model with more features. Typically, the stock of used trailers at Ellis Machinery ranges from £3,000 (e.g. for a beaters trailer) right through to £20,000 (such as for a Richard Western 18T grain trailer) highlighting the massive variety available.

What used trailers and features are available?

While our used equipment stock varies from week to week, our aim is to always keep a full range of trailers for transporting machinery, livestock, and materials available.

The most common used trailer types include:

Grain, root and silage trailers – These tipping trailers are mostly used for transporting harvested crops, and often include hydraulic back doors and rollover sheets to protect crops.

Flat bed or bale trailers – These are primarily used for transporting straw, hay bales and pallets, but can be easily put to work for other purposes too due to their simple yet robust design.

Dump trailers – These are more robust and rugged than the previously mentioned trailers, and are commonly used for transporting large quantities of soil and rocks.

The price of all of the above trailers can vary depending on the spec and load capacity. Extras can include air brakes, flotation tyres, hydraulic doors, and a rollover sheet for protection. These useful extras are far more accessible when you’re buying a used trailer.

Is it safe to buy used trailers?

Purchasing used farm machinery and equipment isn’t always a good idea. It’s important to use a company that has a proven track record, and will be there to offer help and support long after you’ve made your purchase. Even used farm machinery can represent a big investment, and using Ellis Machinery provides you with complete peace of mind.

We always carry a large stock of all types and sizes of trailer, from 5T to 20T, many of which are in ex-demo condition. As one of the UK’s leading agricultural machinery suppliers, our 6-acre site is centrally-located giving you easy access from any part of the country.

No matter what sort of trailer or farm machinery you need, using Ellis Machinery doesn’t just provide you with a trusted supplier. It starts a strategic partnership that ensures you always get the best machinery at the best price. Our vast experience, knowledge and contacts ensure we always put what you need within your reach, any time of the year, anywhere in the world.