Tweed Basic Cattle Crush

Australian Patent Application No. 2013202915

The undisputed dux of all headbails.

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The new head bail is now on our complete range of crushes
For further information please call Murray Schaefer on 0425 315 913.


The Tweed Basic Cattle Crush - A Quality Cattle Crush from the National Stockyard System Range
Tweed Basic pictured with swivel posts (optional extra).






 Auto Catch sliding gate. 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).

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 eliminated.

Gap wide enough so that an animal can generally retract it without the leg breaking.

The crush is not cluttered with irrelevant features, thus lowering price and enhancing visibility of stock and accessibility for animal husbandry.

Yellow soft handle grips for safety and quickly locating control levers.

Bruise minimisation grade 450 high tensile oval rail.

Bolt down lugs fitted to base.

Extra length in crush (2.4M internal) to fit longer animals completely in crush prior to catching.

Off side operation available but will incur a lead time and a price premium of 5%.

The Folding Chin Clam 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

Folding Chin Clamp - Optional extra on our cattle crush range.
Optional extra: Australian Registered Design Application Number: 14404/2009





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 functional design.
Heavy Duty Slide Lock Headbail with infinite incremental catching positions. Quiet no-noise operation.
Drop - Away catching and release handle for safety. Auto engage to facilitate catching. Australian Registered Design No. 14407/2008
Vertical open baffles. Vision of cattle is not restricted hence cattle will walk up closer to it. Makes catching easier.

Bail arms 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 catch on side gate.

Good access to the neck for vaccinating and coaxing forward of reluctant cattle.

View the next cattle crush in our range: The Tweed Standard Cattle Crush

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