Featherlite Trailers unveils new rugged, customer-requested features and options

CRESCO, Iowa (Feb. 27, 2014) – The new features and options on 2014 Featherlite® Trailers all have one thing in common: they were suggested by customers. “We have a pretty knowledgeable customer base,” Justin Queensland, Featherlite National Sales Manager, said. “When they say they want something, it’s a good idea to listen.” The result is new, rugged features and options that add value without adding price.  

Heavy-duty construction

Latch style gooseneck drop gate“We think farmers and ranchers will be drawn to the new beefier drop-down gate on gooseneck livestock trailers,” Queensland said. “The design was inspired by the tailgates of pickup trucks and features a convenient, one-handed tailgate latch.” The new feature, standard on the Model 8127, lays flat against the drop wall, and the open top beam makes it easy to clean. It is also an option on the Model 8117.

Featherlite has also made a thicker 4” dock bumper on the back of its popular Models 8117 and 8107 livestock trailers standard. This gives farmers and ranchers improved shock absorption when backing up to gates. 

In addition to the thicker dock bumper, the Model 8117 also now comes with a standard aluminum floor. “Its durability really stands up to the wear and tear dealt out by both livestock and the elements,” Queensland said.

Brighter options

LED dome light in stock trailerFeatherlite has also introduced a new livestock trailer option—12v LED dome lights. These lights provide more illumination and are more energy efficient than standard lights. This option joins several other popular Featherlite livestock trailer options farmers and ranchers can add to their trailers. These include “Step Safe” gates, rear ramp packages and the versatile pen system that allows trailer owners to easily transport smaller livestock. 

New features and options for semi stock trailers

Featherlite semi stock trailers have also received new features and options. New vents on the Model 8261 semi stock hauler are front mounted to give customers greater convenience. On top, the new translucent semi stock trailer allows more natural light to enter the trailer, helping to keep livestock calmer during transport. 

All Featherlite trailers also come with a 10-year limited warranty. Most models also have a three-year bumper to bumper warranty. “This is a sign of how confident we are that we build the best trailers on the road,” Queensland said. 

These new features and options will be arriving on dealer lots this spring. For more information on Featherlite’s 2014 lineup of trailers, contact your nearest Featherlite dealership, visit Featherlite online at www.fthr.com or call 1-800-800-1230.