We do a lot of work with vintage and modern livestock trailers; from complete refurbs to moderate renovations to minor repairs. Something that is important to us is repairing or rebuilding your trailers to last. As much as we like you, we didn’t do our job right if you’re back with us, in the shop, needing wear and tear repairs on something we recently fixed or built for you.
While we can control the quality of the craftsmanship, something that is often out of our control is the quality of the raw materials and miscellaneous products used within a refurb project. Over the years we’ve seen product quality alter. Often, it’s not for the best. When local companies get bought out or certain operations get outsourced we can see the shift from a focus on quality to a focus on pure profit.
One of our favorite product brands we have worked within recent years that we find to be far superior to anything else on the market is Shelby Trailer Services’ rubber flooring for livestock trailers.
With our shop located in the Texas Hill Country, there are a lot of ranches and farms. Therefore, we see a lot of livestock trailers. When we rebuild these trailers we have become brand loyal to Shelby Trailer Services products.
Livestock LUG Flooring
Tongue & Groove Boards
We do not benefit in any way from sharing this. We just wholeheartedly believe in their business, what they do, how they do it, and where they do it. Shelby Trailer Services, much like Dark Horse, is a small locally owned, and operated business. They are located in Comanche, Oklahoma. While they started making their products in 1999 they’ve been operating in the trailer industry since 1972. You can learn more about who they are, their story, and the quality of their products on their website.
The quality of their product is second to none and the first and foremost important aspect of who they are. But, the other two things that we appreciate about their operation are their level of first-rate customer service and their commitment to making a product that is 100 percent made in the U.S.A.
If you plan to refurbish your trailer flooring, we’d highly recommend talking to the folks with Shelby Trailer Services. Or if you bring your project to us, we can assure you that you’ll find Shelby Trailer products in your remodeled trailer.