Diamond shape yoke prevents excessive vertical head
(thus whole body movement), minimising the need for
engaging the chin bar. All chin bars put pressure under
the throat which hinder some tasks such as bloat
bombing. The Diamond shape yoke is a much more
Heavy Duty Slide Lock Headbail with infinite
incremental catching positions. Quiet no-noise operation.
Dual Drop - Away catching and release handles for safety. Auto
engage to facilitate catching. Australian Registered Design
Application No. 14007/2008.
Vertical open baffles. Vision of cattle is not restricted hence
cattle will walk up closer to it. Makes catching easier.
will automatically open if the bail arms are opened to within 4
inches of the side of the crush. This prevents hip caps being
knocked if an inexperienced operator does not fully open the
headbail when releasing the animal.
Chin bar (standard on all crushes and head bails) facilitates
tasks such as ear tagging and pink eye treatment where
restricted head movement is required. Chin bar height can be
manually adjusted. Release is a simple one-handed operation,
even under pressure.
Stabilizer bars transfer
attempted outward movement at the base of the headbail back to
the frame of the cattle crush. Thus, the bail arms remain
absolutely parallel, even under extreme pressure.
Slam catches on all
Needle gate (with auto catch) for access to neck
vaccinations. The gate is also wide enough to allow backlining.
Galvanised steel construction and then painted with Anti
Corrosive Alkyd Based Zinc Phosphate Enamel which custom made
for National Stockyard Systems by a leading industrial paint
supplier. A Dry Film Thickness of 50 microns is sought.
Designed to minimise dirt
build up (thus rust).
Easy to clean.
The inconvenience of grease nipples is
The crush is
not cluttered with irrelevant features, thus lowering price and
enhancing visibility of stock and accessibility of animal
Yellow soft handle grips for safety and quickly locating control
Bruise minimisation grade 450
high tensile oval rail.
Bolt down lugs fitted to base.
Side gates sheeted for operator and animal safety.
Off side operation available but will incur a lead time and a
price premium of 5%.
The Folding Chin Clam (optional
extra) bolts onto the head lifter, and, as the head lifter is
engaged, the chin clam folds into a U shape as the Head Lifter
is raised. Also, the head lifter, and, thus the chin clam are
now height adjustable
Split body gates on on-side single gate on off-side.
Leverage assisted split sliding gate. This innovative gate
blocks the following animal from both sides. Often the following
animal has itís head over the rump of the leader. It is much
easier to baulk the head instead of trying to jam a conventional
sliding gate on the shoulder. Further, if the operator can reach
the handle the gate can be closed or opened. Closing is spring
assisted (with auto lock) and opening is auto release. Following
cattle will stand closer to the gate and sheet rattle noise is
eliminated. Base of sliding gate travels on raised RHS on a
heavy flat bar base. (Gates which travel in a channel are prone
to jamming due to rock and dirt build up). Pantograph operation.
Australian Provisional Patent Application No. 2007792950
A maximum of 55mm gap prevents a
beast getting a leg out and breaking it.
Full walk through vet access.
Top vet gate will lock independently allowing operator access
to testicals, back of udder etc.
Kick shut and open with foot Vet
Gate. Gate can be operated by an operatorís foot to maintain
clean sterilised hands if required.