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Professional Four Deck

Our largest capacity transporter accommodates up to four decks of sheep or two of adult cattle.

It's award-winning, flexible design was created with the larger scale commercial haulier in mind, while an ever-evolving range of options has made it the UK's most popular four-decker!

Key Features

  • High-grade all-alloy construction
  • Houghton ‘H’ frame cattle gates with integrated alloy sheep gates

Popular Options

  • Hydraulic run-up for pigs
  • Hydraulic vertical lift to rear
  • Slurry tank built into rear with depression in floor

Chasis Options

  • Drawbar Trailer
  • Step Frame Trailer versions

    Alternatives

    • Platinum Two / Three Deck
    • Professional Two Deck Cow / Three Deck Sheep

    Length

    Trailer: From 9.14m (30') to max legal limit

    Drawbar: From 5.48m (18') to 9.14m (30') 

    External Width

    2.55m (8'4") 

    Standard Features

    • Aerodynamic reinforced Bullnose bulkhead (semi trailers only)
    • All alloy rear loading gates using horizontal design for safety
    • All steel components hot-dip galvanised or zinc plated
    • Alloy deck poles for ease of handling and reduced weight
    • Alloy folding decks to suit length of pen for quick loading
    • Anti-slip alloy floor
    • Conspicuity tape (mandatory to all vehicles and trailers registered after 10th July 2011)
    • Cow deck constructed from high grade alloy planking
    • Cow deck welded all round and sealed giving flush underside to reduce back-rub
    • Easy clean design
    • Factory fitted to existing platform using high tensile steel bolts
    • Fixed floors welded all round
    • High-grade alloy construction
    • Houghton ‘H’ frame cattle gates with integrated alloy sheep gates
    • Hydraulic ramp to 3rd deck
    • Hydraulic run-up to 2nd deck stores in roof for loading of adult cattle to bottom deck
    • Inspection door to each deck in bulkhead
    • LED marker lights to comply with legal requirements
    • Manual ramps to 4th deck
    • Matt black rear ramp to prevent startling through sun glare
    • Nexa Autocolor Turbo Plus 2-pack paint system in one colour of your choice
    • One Cattle gate to bottom deck per 3.05m of transporter (2.61m version only)
    • One light per pen externally switched
    • Open ventilation to all decks with closing flaps to 1st and 3rd decks only
    • Slam shut lever lock gate system
    • Spring-assisted alloy-planked rear door with smooth exterior
    • Stainless steel hinge pins
    • Unique internal width of 2.53m enables larger animals to stand crossways

    Extra Options

    • Access to container through guardrails
    • All body work can be finished to customers livery requirements in house
    • Closing ventilation flaps
    • Conspicuity tape (mandatory to all vehicles and trailers registered after 10th July 2011)
    • Deck height options
    • Double folding flaps
    • External switches housed in alloy box
    • Extra inspection door
    • Extra internal lights
    • Extra LED top marker lights across rear
    • Extra ventilation
    • Fan plate fitted in guardrail for future modification
    • Fans
    • Fixed gates with 500mm side partitions for increased operator safety
    • Hand back-up facility (for hydraulic options)
    • Hydraulic fly-to-roof decks
    • Hydraulic run-up option for pigs
    • Hydraulic run up to 4th deck
    • Hydraulic vertical lift to rear
    • Hydraulic, alloy planked rear door
    • Inspection/Certificate
    • Insulated roof
    • Internal/external tie rings
    • Ladder
    • Lashing rings
    • Live Animal sign
    • Metallic finish one colour basecoat and lacquer using Nexa Autocolor Turbo Plus paint
    • Moveable cattle gate
    • Moveable sheep gates
    • On board water system per pen
    • Partial closing vent flaps
    • Rear barn doors pivot vertically separately and horizontally together
    • Rear loading lights - LED or Halogen
    • Slurry tank built into rear with depression in floor
    • Slurry trough built into rear
    • Stop/indicators to rear LED Hamburger
    • Stop/indicator options
    • Strengthen roof gutters
    • Strengthen top bulkhead
    • Temperature/Satellite monitoring
    • Trailer painted in two colours using Nexa Autocolor Turbo Plus paint system
    • Vent flaps closable from inside
    • (N.B. - Some features subject to compatibility)

    This product can be supplied to fit a standard steel ladder frame or as a chassis with an all alloy integrated monocoque construction.

    To help you decide which is right for you, take a look at the feature sets below.

    Standard Steel Sub-Frame Construction

    • Container and trailer can be separated
    • Optional. certified quick-release straps or lift off brackets on some models
    • Demountable container allows alternative platform uses such as construction materials, hay haulage etc.
    • 40mm lower overall height compared to monocoque
    • Greater torsional rigidity

    For more information, see our detailed page on Houghton Parkhouse Platforms.

    All-Alloy Monocoque

    • Flush, easily cleaned underside
    • Nowhere for dirt or disease to hide
    • No silt build-up on frame - a potential weight saving of up to a quarter of a tonne!
    • Hollow alloy plank design means quieter loading and less startling
    • Better thermal insulation in extremes of heat and cold
    • No internal side bevels to accommodate frame giving larger floorspaces on trailer versions
    • No chance of broken bolsters or bearers - there aren't any
    • Planked floor suitable for pallet loading
    • No rust streaks or bubbled paintwork

    Still Can't Decide?

    We're always happy to talk through the pros and cons - just give us a ring.

    1950 - PUTTING DOWN ROOTS

    John Houghton, already an experienced joiner, takes on his first premises in Milnthorpe on the edge of the Lake District.

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