Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

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Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

Postby JeffK-MN » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:07 am

We have a Priefert so1 squeeze chute that is getting too small for our older cows.
We have Angus and Simmental cows. What's the price for a hardly used chute?
Do dealers take in smaller ones on trade?
What are some of your ideas and tips?
Thanks.
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Re: Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:18 am

Some of my cows have a tight fit in my Priefert SO4. I suspect it is a little bigger than the SO1.
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Re: Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

Postby greybeard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:42 am

Bright Raven wrote:Some of my cows have a tight fit in my Priefert SO4. I suspect it is a little bigger than the SO1.

Yep, a little bigger.
From the Preifert website:
SO4
Specs ~
Overall Height: 80”
Overall Length: 94.5”
Overall Width (including handles): 53”
Weight: 1210 lbs (All weights approximate)
Inside Height: 62.5” (Floor to inside top of the tailgate frame)
Inside Length: 87”
Inside Width: 24” at the Belly Pipe, 30” at the bend of the contoured side panels

SO1
Specs ~
Overall Height: 78”
Overall Length: 90”
Overall Width: 42”
Weight: 976 lbs (All weights approximate)
Inside Height: 57”
Inside Length: 81”
Inside Width: 23” at the Belly Pipe, 28”” at the bend of the contoured side panels
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Re: Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

Postby JeffK-MN » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 am

Thanks for the info.
I just need to get a bigger chute we have some younger cows coming up and the vet. said next year more won't fit.
Thanks again Jeff
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Re: Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:05 am

We have a pearson and a few of our cows could barely fit this year... several were squeezed when they got in with it opened fully...
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Re: Cows getting too Big for Squeeze Chute

Postby Smoothy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:39 pm

Interesting this post came up. I tried today to work Cattle to start to set up for AI and cows came off grass and a bunch didn't fit. I had no idea there was different sizes for width. Luckily I have a buddy's tub system in the shed so we moved that around and that has a bigger chute on it. Definitely learning experience.
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