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
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.
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.
All crushes have a squeeze
option. The double squeeze (pictured) will squeeze enough to
immobilise a small calf.
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 eliminated.
enough so that an animal can generally retract it without the
The crush is not cluttered with irrelevant features, thus
lowering price and enhancing visibility of stock and
accessibility of animal husbandry.
Yellow soft handle grips for safety and quickly locating
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 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
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
This crush also available in single
squeeze crush (Tweed Settler) or double squeeze crush
(Tweed Pacifier) versions.
View the next cattle crush in our range:
The Hunter Standard Cattle Crush