Model MST - AW600 - Premium Sheep Handling Systems


IAE have vast experience in designing premium sheep handling systems. We have now applied this knowledge to creating a superior trailed mobile sheep handling system. A simple deployment operation affords great speed and ease of use. Handling capabilities are plentiful due to the ingenious modular design.

Excellent build quality – Reliably manufactured in the UK, a wealth of features and a user friendly focused concept mean that this system, ideal for anybody wanting to reduce the effort required in many of today’s shepherding tasks, is a mobile system that can go wherever the animals are and be tailored to your needs.

Deployment – Hydraulic pump action lifting bar means no awkward winches or cumbersome lifting frames to deal with when setting up to work or packing up to leave. Simply unhitch and rest the front of the trailer on the drawbar skid, pump to extend the lifting leg, remove the wheels then reset the pump to allow the race to gracefully descend to the operating position. Complete in a few minutes with minimal fuss.

Arrange – Depending on which configuration you choose, then quickly arrange your race extension and holding pen hurdles into whichever setup you need for that day’s tasks and work can begin.

Choice – At the heart of every system there is the trailer itself with a drafting system as standard. Each MST (Mobile Sheep Trailer) configuration has different capabilities but are fully interchangeable and upgrading with additional aluminium hurdles or other IAE sheep handling equipment.

Operate – Flexibility is provided with the number of hurdles you can choose, the central section at the heart of the trailer has a drafting system as standard, an advantage with any size flock. Hurdles are of a special design which are suitable for rapid deployment and compatibility with the rough terrain often encountered when working remotely. There is also the option for weighing and three way drafting, with our new S-Link rapid action twin gates, which makes this task remarkably fast and easy.

Sheep Handling Trailer Core

At the core of all MST configurations there is the trailer itself which comes fitted with the specially designed race system and offers many excellent features and benefits.

The race is formed of special 915mm high hurdles (which will stand at 1000mm high to match the other hurdles when the base of the trailer is taken into account), clad with 6mm Stockboard giving strength, bio-security and less interference with ear tag reading equipment. The race itself is 3.9m long and is tapered towards the bottom (with a 490mm maximum internal dimension). The hurdles are manufactured from 38.1mm x 38.1mm SHS for robust longevity.

Three drop in meshed gates along the race form the stopping points to control animal flow through the trailer. The front of the race features special shedding hurdles, also clad with 6mm stockboard which enables drafting out of the front section of the trailer in 3 directions.

Core trailer wheels are 165/65/R13.

MST – AW600

Suitable for the shepherd wanting to handle around 600 animals at a time (using an existing fence line/corner of a field). This system uses aluminium hurdles for super weight reduction without compromising on strength. The core trailer unit becomes a weighing unit and is upgraded with some extra special features.

Comprising of:
MST upgraded trailer core:

  • Drafting through 3 directions
  • Quick deploy pump
  • 900mm high race (1000mm standing height)
  • Stockboard cladding (bio-Secure, long lasting, EID friendly)
  • Textured race floor for stability and simple cleaning with special weighing floor section
  • Special race joiners (no joining bars across the race which can cause sheep to baulk)
  • Upgraded S-Link quick action twin gates (extra fast)

Extra items:

  • 40 (No) Fxxx 2xxx xx – 1830mm long aluminium hurdles of the MST “skid” design
  • 4 (No)   Fxxx 2xxx xx – 2135mm long steel hurdles of the MST “skid” design also clad with stockboard (to extend race)
  • 6 (No)   Fxxx 2xxx xx – Hurdle support legs
  • 1 (No)   F051 2813 08 – Race joiner
  • 1 (No)   F051 2805 09 – 915mm swing gate in frame
  • Overall GVW = 700kg

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