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Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Luckiamute » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:17 pm

I wanted to see if some of you out there would share your thoughts on brands of squeeze chutes and which ones you would recommend or NOT recommend.

I am in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon) and most of the chutes you can find for sale new or used are either Powder River, Priefert or, to a lesser extent, Big Valley and WW. I have eliminated the WW from consideration because they seem to be so much more expensive compared to the other brands. There are also a few places, including my nearest feed store, now selling Tarter Livestock equipment and I have never heard of this brand. Where I am at we get a lot of rain (about 40 to 60 inches per year) and the chute will be kept outdoors.

I have a small herd of 10 to 12 head of Black Angus and Polled Hereford X Black Angus. I A.I. breed my cows and raise the steers for beef and heifers to either keep or sell as breeding replacements. Hope that information helps with your suggestions.

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby kenny thomas » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:23 pm

Wonder why the WW are more expensive? Oh yeah, you get what you pay for. Seriously I have 2 WW's one that is over 20 years old and have never had to do any repairs. Mine have several hundred through them each year.
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby dun » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:13 pm

My preference is for the Priefert with auto catch
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby jhambley » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:16 pm

I bought a WW used at an auction. It's built like a tank.
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby piedmontese » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:43 pm

we got an old ww and it works good,but its not a 1 man operation and it has many handles and levers that r just waiting to hurt u.if i was getting a new one i would definately check out titan.

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Isomade » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:04 am

dun wrote:My preference is for the Priefert with auto catch

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Santas and Duhram Reds » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:17 am

I saw a Sioux chute at a Farm Show yesterday and was pretty impressed.
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Luckiamute » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:44 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Gators Rule » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:02 am

Isomade wrote:
dun wrote:My preference is for the Priefert with auto catch

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby bigbull338 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:17 am

i use priefert S04 squeeze chute with the auto head gate.an its easy to run by 1 man if you have some1 working the corral putting cattle in the chute.

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Aaron » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:49 pm

Santas and Duhram Reds wrote:I saw a Sioux chute at a Farm Show yesterday and was pretty impressed.


The only chute better than a Sioux Steel is a Stampede Steel, and it's not much of a difference.
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Suzie Q » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Can someone please describe auto catch. I haven't heard of it before.
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby bigbull338 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:22 pm

auto catch is a chute that you can set an open that will catch the cattle as soon as they stick their head an neck through the chute gate.an once they do that the headgate will close on them.

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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby Suzie Q » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:51 am

I figured that much, I was more wondering how. Like if an animal charges through opposed to one that just walks through.

If they work really well it will go on the wish list.
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Re: Squeeze Chute recommendations?

Postby bigbull338 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:49 am

yes they work well,you might miss a cow every now an then.an she would have to really be moving to miss her.i have yet to miss a cow.my cows move to slow going into the chute.


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