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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby bird dog » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:13 pm

call them if you have any concerns. They have salespeople that will come out and look if you have an issue.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Cucumber35 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:41 pm

Brute, got any update on how you like the SO4? I’m in about the same boat as you were. Have an old wooden chute in need of replacement with just a Model 91 headgate which I really like. By the time I were to rebuild all of the doors and such the way it is now, I think I’m way ahead to finally get a squeeze. Was looking at the SO1 but sounds like the SO4 is worth the extra coin. I’ve been neglecting things too, the posts are rotten and it got pretty sketchy last time I worked cattle. My girlfriend insists we aren’t using the old one any more until I rebuild it because it’s not safe. As much as I don’t usually like to admit it, it’s hard to argue with her on this one lol. So I need to get on the ball with something. Nothing good used around here since we aren’t exactly in cattle country so I think I’m going to have to grit my teeth and get something ordered.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:26 am

Cucumber35 wrote:Brute, got any update on how you like the SO4? I’m in about the same boat as you were. Have an old wooden chute in need of replacement with just a Model 91 headgate which I really like. By the time I were to rebuild all of the doors and such the way it is now, I think I’m way ahead to finally get a squeeze. Was looking at the SO1 but sounds like the SO4 is worth the extra coin. I’ve been neglecting things too, the posts are rotten and it got pretty sketchy last time I worked cattle. My girlfriend insists we aren’t using the old one any more until I rebuild it because it’s not safe. As much as I don’t usually like to admit it, it’s hard to argue with her on this one lol. So I need to get on the ball with something. Nothing good used around here since we aren’t exactly in cattle country so I think I’m going to have to grit my teeth and get something ordered.


They are worth it IMO... no complaints on the actual squeeze chute. Just understand the trailer deal is pretty sketchy going in.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby sstterry » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:52 am

Brute 23 wrote:
Cucumber35 wrote:Brute, got any update on how you like the SO4? I’m in about the same boat as you were. Have an old wooden chute in need of replacement with just a Model 91 headgate which I really like. By the time I were to rebuild all of the doors and such the way it is now, I think I’m way ahead to finally get a squeeze. Was looking at the SO1 but sounds like the SO4 is worth the extra coin. I’ve been neglecting things too, the posts are rotten and it got pretty sketchy last time I worked cattle. My girlfriend insists we aren’t using the old one any more until I rebuild it because it’s not safe. As much as I don’t usually like to admit it, it’s hard to argue with her on this one lol. So I need to get on the ball with something. Nothing good used around here since we aren’t exactly in cattle country so I think I’m going to have to grit my teeth and get something ordered.


They are worth it IMO... no complaints on the actual squeeze chute. Just understand the trailer deal is pretty sketchy going in.

What do you mean by sketchy? I am also in the market when I sell my calves within the next month or so? Never mind that, I went back and read your problems with the trailer.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:00 am

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Brute 23 wrote:
Cucumber35 wrote:Brute, got any update on how you like the SO4? I’m in about the same boat as you were. Have an old wooden chute in need of replacement with just a Model 91 headgate which I really like. By the time I were to rebuild all of the doors and such the way it is now, I think I’m way ahead to finally get a squeeze. Was looking at the SO1 but sounds like the SO4 is worth the extra coin. I’ve been neglecting things too, the posts are rotten and it got pretty sketchy last time I worked cattle. My girlfriend insists we aren’t using the old one any more until I rebuild it because it’s not safe. As much as I don’t usually like to admit it, it’s hard to argue with her on this one lol. So I need to get on the ball with something. Nothing good used around here since we aren’t exactly in cattle country so I think I’m going to have to grit my teeth and get something ordered.


They are worth it IMO... no complaints on the actual squeeze chute. Just understand the trailer deal is pretty sketchy going in.

What do you mean by sketchy? I am also in the market when I sell my calves within the next month or so? Never mind that, I went back and read your problems with the trailer.


I probably had too high of expectations for the trailer. The SO4 is the best bang for the buck squeeze chute on the market IMO. Should have gotten one years ago.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby T & B farms » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
sstterry wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
They are worth it IMO... no complaints on the actual squeeze chute. Just understand the trailer deal is pretty sketchy going in.

What do you mean by sketchy? I am also in the market when I sell my calves within the next month or so? Never mind that, I went back and read your problems with the trailer.


I probably had too high of expectations for the trailer. The SO4 is the best bang for the buck squeeze chute on the market IMO. Should have gotten one years ago.


I have an so4 also. Do you ever have an issue with the head gate locking up when fully open?
I have to be real careful not to open it to far, or you will miss cows. I’ve oiled it several times
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:15 am

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sstterry wrote:What do you mean by sketchy? I am also in the market when I sell my calves within the next month or so? Never mind that, I went back and read your problems with the trailer.


I probably had too high of expectations for the trailer. The SO4 is the best bang for the buck squeeze chute on the market IMO. Should have gotten one years ago.


I have an so4 also. Do you ever have an issue with the head gate locking up when fully open?
I have to be real careful not to open it to far, or you will miss cows. I’ve oiled it several times


No I don't. I have just a head gate also and it doesn't have a problem either.

I don't try to catch cattle with it wide open. The smaller the hole the better.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby C-Ranch » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:07 pm

LDEnterprises wrote:
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ddd75 wrote:Best chute thats not hydraulic IMO.


They have a brand new one here thats been sitting for a year they want to get rid of. 3200 bucks! what a deal..

Have you ever worked a Arrow? No comparison, IMO. Priefert is a good chute because of the head catch, and customer service otherwise I don't think their much better than anything else.


Love our Arrow. Saw the newer 86 model at the Coop recently and I drooled all over the place. All the news features are outstanding.


x2....I Love our Arrow (Q-86) and previously we have used Powder River, Tarter, and Sioux Steel. Arrow beats them all in my opinion. Even get a few neighbors asking if they can Trick their bulls using our chute. Just a solid chute and easy to run!
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby greybeard » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:52 pm

Brute 23 wrote:The smaller the hole the better.

I fully agree......
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:03 am

C-Ranch wrote:
LDEnterprises wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Have you ever worked a Arrow? No comparison, IMO. Priefert is a good chute because of the head catch, and customer service otherwise I don't think their much better than anything else.


Love our Arrow. Saw the newer 86 model at the Coop recently and I drooled all over the place. All the news features are outstanding.


x2....I Love our Arrow (Q-86) and previously we have used Powder River, Tarter, and Sioux Steel. Arrow beats them all in my opinion. Even get a few neighbors asking if they can Trick their bulls using our chute. Just a solid chute and easy to run!


The Arrows are nice but not in the same price range to get apples to apples.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:17 am

Brute 23 wrote:
C-Ranch wrote:
LDEnterprises wrote:
Love our Arrow. Saw the newer 86 model at the Coop recently and I drooled all over the place. All the news features are outstanding.


x2....I Love our Arrow (Q-86) and previously we have used Powder River, Tarter, and Sioux Steel. Arrow beats them all in my opinion. Even get a few neighbors asking if they can Trick their bulls using our chute. Just a solid chute and easy to run!


The Arrows are nice but not in the same price range to get apples to apples.

True but if you expense it over the life of the chute price isn't a big factor.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
C-Ranch wrote:
x2....I Love our Arrow (Q-86) and previously we have used Powder River, Tarter, and Sioux Steel. Arrow beats them all in my opinion. Even get a few neighbors asking if they can Trick their bulls using our chute. Just a solid chute and easy to run!


The Arrows are nice but not in the same price range to get apples to apples.

True but if you expense it over the life of the chute price isn't a big factor.


Thats why I said best bang for the buck. At the end of the day some times you can only afford what you can afford.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:48 am

Brute 23 wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
The Arrows are nice but not in the same price range to get apples to apples.

True but if you expense it over the life of the chute price isn't a big factor.


Thats why I said best bang for the buck. At the end of the day some times you can only afford what you can afford.

Most folks in the cattle business can't make enough off of cows to pay the bills much less buy a new chute. I have less than one calf in my old WW squeeze chute. I don't see the need in up grading, but if I did why not go all the way?
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