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Priefert chute score

Post by Hpacres440p » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:40 pm

Pretty dang happy for now-scored a used Priefert chute with portable carriage for 2k. We’ll see after it’s off the trailer-THaT will be the challenge....



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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Nesikep » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:06 pm

Can't remember who posted this originally, but they work very well apparently

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Hpacres440p » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:14 pm

:lol2: 🤣-we’ll, I guess if they want to work that way we can do that too

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Post by Nesikep » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:45 pm

They just gotta be curious and stick their heads everywhere! Lesson here I guess is make sure the headgates are latched shut!
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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by chaded » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:05 pm

I have a S04 and it works very well although I never actually have got to use it because my wife runs it while I work the cattle into the alley. When we bought this farm 2 years ago the owner left a big valley squeeze chute (saloon doors) and we absolutely HATED it. Sold it and bought a Priefert and things run very smooth now.

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by TCRanch » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm

Congrats. Like our Priefert (but not as much as the Titan), portable carriage is handy around the ranch but a nightmare if you have to take it on the highway. Can't go over 40 without it fishtailing - and an unhappy line of cars/trucks behind you. Got the t-shirt :oops: :roll:

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Dave » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:14 pm

There was an older Priefert chute here when I bought the place. All of my neighbors cussed it and were happy when I sold it and installed a Powder River XL that I already owned. A lot of people on here seem to like the Priefert. But my neighbors sure didn't like the one that was here on my place.

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Hpacres440p » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:16 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Congrats. Like our Priefert (but not as much as the Titan), portable carriage is handy around the ranch but a nightmare if you have to take it on the highway. Can't go over 40 without it fishtailing - and an unhappy line of cars/trucks behind you. Got the t-shirt :oops: :roll:
Definitely just a side road or on-property carriage, for sure!

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Hpacres440p » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:19 pm

chaded wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:05 pm
I have a S04 and it works very well although I never actually have got to use it because my wife runs it while I work the cattle into the alley. When we bought this farm 2 years ago the owner left a big valley squeeze chute (saloon doors) and we absolutely HATED it. Sold it and bought a Priefert and things run very smooth now.
This is an older SO4 with the foot pedal control for the squeeze. We’re going to do some heavy-duty WD40 treatments all over, but I’m hoping to love it after I learn it!

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Hpacres440p » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:19 pm

Correction-model 81, and I’m sure lots of folks will say it’s not worth the shin bites, but it’s a starter piece for us, so I’m hoping it does what we need it for

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Brute 23 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:24 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Congrats. Like our Priefert (but not as much as the Titan), portable carriage is handy around the ranch but a nightmare if you have to take it on the highway. Can't go over 40 without it fishtailing - and an unhappy line of cars/trucks behind you. Got the t-shirt :oops: :roll:
Ya, sure some of yall remember my post about pulling it with the carriage. I ended up talking to priefert and they said to air the tires down to basically nothing which actually did help. I pull it up on a big trailer with an atv or utv now and go. Still love the chute though. Its and SO4 I think.
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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Nesikep » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:03 pm

If you can make a longer tongue for it, that would help a lot with the sway too... If you really want to get fancy, toeing the wheels a little apart would smarten it up too
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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by bse » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:26 am

Mine pulls good, i leave the palp cage on, maybe a little more weight. Im not gonna get on the interstate but 50, and no worries

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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by Bestoutwest » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:27 pm

I have the S04, and I love it. It's easy to use, and pretty handy. My wife wanted to give it a try and was surprised how easy it was to catch one and squeeze her down. I'm very happy with my purchase!
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Re: Priefert chute score

Post by bird dog » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:40 pm

Dave, There is a lot of difference between the old prieferts and the new SO4's. I had a model from the late 80's or early 90's that was difficult to use. I have one from from a year or two before they SO4's came out. It worked much better and I still have it.

I now am on my second SO4 after my last one was included when the ranch sold. I would never go back to a saloon door chute after having a Filson. The SO4's are well designed and safe to use and work well when working alone which seems to be more the normal lately. The auto catch works well once you learn how to use it properly. It will also catch and hold baby calves. My only wish is that they were just a little bigger. They need another 2 or 3" of width and 4 or 5"of length. 2000 lb animals are a tight fit.

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