Equipment Profile: Cattle Chutes
Published on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:50am
Equipment Profile: Cattle Chutes
A squeeze chute standing stock, or simply stock is a strongly built stall or cage for holding cattle, horses, or other livestock safely while they are examined, marked, or given veterinary treatment. For the safety of the animal and the people attending it, a close-fitting crush may be used to ensure the animal stands “stock still”. The overall purpose of a crush is to hold an animal still to minimise the risk of injury to both the animal and the operator while work on the animal is performed.
The Model 750 is the first hydraulic chute designed so the chute sides close completely from top to bottom instead of the scissor-type action currently available. A “live” bottom is naturally built into the closing action of the chute. The operator controls how hard cattle hit the headgate by limiting the chute width, significantly reducing the risk of bruising. This is a great chute for feedlots, sale-barns, cow-calf operations and veterinarians.
The Q-Power 106 Series hydraulic cattle chute is designed for increased productivity in the cow-calf operation. The redesigned Q-Power 106 Series features a full parallel squeeze and offers unrivaled access to the animal, simplifying any procedure necessary. Emerging from the most innovative range of Arrowquip products, the Q-Power 106 Series cattle chute has been extensively researched and designed to ensure that you have the right equipment for your ranch to operate at maximum efficiency.
Priefert is one of the largest farm, ranch and rodeo equipment manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1964 by Marvin Priefert and located in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Priefert is considered the leading innovator in the livestock handling industry. Priefert’s number one selling squeeze chute of all time, the S04 Squeeze Chute helps take the “work” out of working cattle. Designed to be “Easy on the Cow, Easy on the Cowboy,” this chute offers a number of features that make it one of the safest chutes on the market for animals and operators. With the patented “Infinite Locking System” (which is Guaranteed for Life), cattle are always controlled by the lock, rather than by the strength of the operator. A single individual can control the tailgate, headgate, squeeze and side exit from one spot with minimal effort. This chute is contoured to fit cattle and the headgate self-adjusts to the correct locking width to fit any size animal. This, coupled with the “floating floor” adjustment and the split tailgate, makes this chute ideal for working cattle of all sizes. For more information about Priefert and their product offering, visit Priefert.com or call 1-844-572-1741 to speak to a friendly customer service representative.
Powder River’s, new for 2017, HC2500 chutes are heavy duty, fully featured, and hard working. The 2500 series of chutes contain the power to be exactly what you need in a squeeze chute. The 2500 series of chutes are the result of Powder River’s ongoing determination to increase the efficiency and safety of cattle working.
The 2500 Series chutes can be ordered in a Standard Model, a Deluxe Model and everything in the middle with optional features that can be configured at the time of purchase. The options configured with the Deluxe option are Hydraulic Floor Adjustment, Hydraulic Neck Control, Integrated Palpation Cage, Backer Bar Compatible Kick-Pans, and Movable Hydraulic Controls. The Standard model comes with some pretty impressive features at a price point that is very competitive. The wide opening, smooth operating curtain or parallel opening headgate and tailgate are fast and effective. If the hydraulic head control option is not desired, static neck extenders that provide good head control are included. The V-style squeeze aids in keeping cattle calm and upright while drop bars along the length of the squeeze allow clear access and easy one-handed operation. The HC2500 chutes from Powder River are great choice for anyone considering an entry into hydraulics or anyone desiring a fully featured option for their operation.
Built in the USA by skilled craftsmen, Pearson Livestock Equipment hydraulic chutes have been used in the industry for over 20 years and are purpose built for the cow/calf or feeder calf operation. Most hydraulic chutes provide improved control and efficiency when working cattle. What we have found is that the differences are in the details of the Pearson Rancher hydraulic chute, beginning with the simple and effective design. Two parallel sides squeeze any size animal from 30” wide down to 9” without the need for an additional hydraulic adjustment circuit… For smaller animals you simply squeeze further. The chute design allows cattle to move into the chute easily and stand in a natural position. The sides automatically adjust to any size animal as the chute is squeezed, with no-climbing sides or excess slipping. The heavy, rugged construction is designed for livestock and operator safety and powder coated for durability. The Pearson Hydraulic Rancher comes standard with hydraulic head sweep, head gate, squeeze, and tailgate. A quick-release brisket bar, removable side boards, wing gates, neck doors, and louvers are also standard. Options include drop arm controls, remote power, and various side exit options. Our hydraulic chutes also come ready to add scale systems and a wheel kit for portability. The Pearson Rancher Hydraulic is available in our standard length or the XL model which is approximately 2 feet longer and includes palpation doors built into the frame of the chute.