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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:45 am

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jltrent wrote:Mine works good and has the auto head catch attachment. Before using I put penetrating oil on the moving parts, makes it work smooth.

Mine is the Model S01. I have had cows weigh 1600 lbs. and bulls that go 2200 lbs. through it and worked fine.

http://www.priefert.com/products/squeez ... -model-so1


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What is the difference between the SO4 and SO1. Size only? I am very surprised you got a 2200 pound bull through it. I have a couple cows that go about 1700 that actually barely get through. Their pelvis barely makes it through the tail gate. AND I think the SO1 is a bit smaller, right?



Squeeze Chutes - Model S0191 This is what I have......inside difference is 24" for SO4 vs 23" for SO1 at the belly pipes. Mine has the rope pull to close side door and single door behind and the auto head gate. My inlaw has a SO4 and to me it seems the cattle can't tell a difference in them as I have used both. The at least 2200 bull had no wiggle room, he was no more that working a 500 pound calf in the prefiert.

Specs ~
Lubricate infinite locks with light oil (i.e. original WD-40). DO NOT use heavy oil or any oil with Teflon or silicon additives.
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
Comes standard with the HG91 Manual Headgate
Includes Head Chain (HC)
Dip Painted Priefert Blue

Squeeze Chutes - Model S04

Specs ~
Lubricate infinite locks with light oil (i.e. original WD-40). DO NOT use heavy oil or any oil with Teflon or silicon additives.
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
Comes standard with the HG91 Manual/Automatic Headgate
Includes Head Chain (HC)
Dip Painted Priefert Blue


Thanks. The most narrow passage is going through the tailgate. I need to check that.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 am

I'm still very happy with my SO4. Used it Sunday on a couple. I've never owned any others and bought this to replace just a head catch. I think I'll be happier with it once I can afford to put a Tru-Test under it.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:06 pm

Those guys in the Priefert videos must be pretty small guys. The chuted are not near as big in person. I'm a little concerned that the size may be an issue with bulls for sure and some cows.

It's probably just an illusion but it's making me nervous.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:14 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Those guys in the Priefert videos must be pretty small guys. The chuted are not near as big in person. I'm a little concerned that the size may be an issue with bulls for sure and some cows.

It's probably just an illusion but it's making me nervous.


I agree. I got some pretty chunky cows. When the tail gate is open, the door protrudes a bit. My wider girls just barely make it through.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Those guys in the Priefert videos must be pretty small guys. The chuted are not near as big in person. I'm a little concerned that the size may be an issue with bulls for sure and some cows.

It's probably just an illusion but it's making me nervous.

That one guy that knows everything is about 5' 8" he's even better in person at selling Priefert. You can't go wrong buying a Priefert chute, I was just giving my opinion. Shame you can't go and work cattle in one and see for yourself.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby ddd75 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 pm

biggest animals i've had were probably some 1800 - 2000 lb bulls and they went through decent enough.

The place that has that chute is JD equipment here in ohio. You'd probably be able to get it shipped for pretty cheap.

I have a Powder River XL manual thats practically brand new I'll sell you for 3500.00. Thats a deal.



True grit.. I have not checked out the arrow in person, but i have seen the ads for them. They do look like a very nice chute and I really like how the catch mechenism puts you in the rear of the chute.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby BigBear » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 pm

[quote="ddd75"]biggest animals i've had were probably some 1800 - 2000 lb bulls and they went through decent enough.

The place that has that chute is JD equipment here in ohio. You'd probably be able to get it shipped for pretty cheap.

I bought my SO1 from JD this spring. With the wishbone carriage $3500. Beef expo special.

I previously used my vets SO4 and it’s about 5” longer than mine and has a different rear door. Mine has the single slider door and the SO4 has the split, pinch type door
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby LDEnterprises » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
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.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby bird dog » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:41 pm

The extra length on the SO4 makes a lot of difference to me because about half the time I run the cow into the chute but not thru the headgate. If by myself I am on the wrong side of the chute when pushing them thru but can kick the split rear door to trap them until I can get to the other side. Atwoods around here usually has the best deal at $3600 for an SO4. Mccoys will usually be at that price if you get a quote from their ag specialist. Are the Arrows comparatively priced?
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Tbrake » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 am

I like my so4 for the most part. Have ran thousands of cows/ calves though it. One thing, I can never get the auto head catch to work well. Also I would like for it to be a tad longer. Some of my very long cows have a hard time fitting in. These are very minimal complaints, and I would buy another one. Have the wheel kit for it also, I can have it set up by myself in a couple min. I had trouble with the wheel kit bracket bending the frame of the chute, but I bent it back and welded a 2 3/8 pipe in there. Now it’s bomb proof
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:37 am

Tbrake wrote:I like my so4 for the most part. Have ran thousands of cows/ calves though it. One thing, I can never get the auto head catch to work well. Also I would like for it to be a tad longer. Some of my very long cows have a hard time fitting in. These are very minimal complaints, and I would buy another one. Have the wheel kit for it also, I can have it set up by myself in a couple min. I had trouble with the wheel kit bracket bending the frame of the chute, but I bent it back and welded a 2 3/8 pipe in there. Now it’s bomb proof



Maybe my cows are just wide - Simmental - but do you have any that barely pass through the open tail gate?. Btw. I never have trouble with the auto catch.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby jltrent » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:00 am

Tbrake wrote:I like my so4 for the most part. Have ran thousands of cows/ calves though it. One thing, I can never get the auto head catch to work well. Also I would like for it to be a tad longer. Some of my very long cows have a hard time fitting in. These are very minimal complaints, and I would buy another one. Have the wheel kit for it also, I can have it set up by myself in a couple min. I had trouble with the wheel kit bracket bending the frame of the chute, but I bent it back and welded a 2 3/8 pipe in there. Now it’s bomb proof


I took a round file and slicked/rounded the holes off, almost like a hair trigger, when their shoulders hit the head gate to release the auto closing. Also when I know I am going to be using it I take a can of penetrating oil and it makes it work smooth. The wilder/crazier they are the better it works. My biggest complain is the floor is to slick, I have had to release some that got down because their feet went out from under them and got in a terrible position. Someday I am going to weld something on it to make it better.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Tbrake » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:25 pm

jltrent wrote:
Tbrake wrote:I like my so4 for the most part. Have ran thousands of cows/ calves though it. One thing, I can never get the auto head catch to work well. Also I would like for it to be a tad longer. Some of my very long cows have a hard time fitting in. These are very minimal complaints, and I would buy another one. Have the wheel kit for it also, I can have it set up by myself in a couple min. I had trouble with the wheel kit bracket bending the frame of the chute, but I bent it back and welded a 2 3/8 pipe in there. Now it’s bomb proof


I took a round file and slicked/rounded the holes off, almost like a hair trigger, when their shoulders hit the head gate to release the auto closing. Also when I know I am going to be using it I take a can of penetrating oil and it makes it work smooth. The wilder/crazier they are the better it works. My biggest complain is the floor is to slick, I have had to release some that got down because their feet went out from under them and got in a terrible position. Someday I am going to weld something on it to make it better.


I will have to try that. Most of my cows are calm walk though the shoot slowly. Maybe that’s my problem.
Last week I had a cow having trouble calving, she would hardly fit through the rear door. She was huge fat tho, one of those you wonder how she can even walk. Like I said, my main complaint is the length. Some of my cows are getting pretty long and don’t fit real well.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:18 am

I picked up the SO4 Chute, palp cage, and trailer this weekend. I am very pleased with the chute and palp cage but not sure about the trailer yet.

The trailer comes with used tires which is ok but these are dry rotted, cracked, and leak air right in front of you. I'm getting new tires today. The trailer had a bad hop from side to side. It literally looks like the chute is going to flip over if you get over 5mph.

I also had to open up both hubs and snug the nuts up. One was just a half turn or so. The other was every bit of a full turn. It was moving a good 1/2" or better.

To me it looks like the spindles are mounted crooked to the trailer but I don't think that would cause the bad hop unless it's making it flex or some thing.

Guess I'll have to see what the new tires do and go from there.

I remember these things always being a little squirrelly but this one is pretty bad. It's seems like the S04 is a little big for that trailer set up.
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Re: Priefert SO4

Postby slick4591 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:34 am

I didn't take a second look at the trailer as I was looking for a permanent spot. I'm sure you'll like that chute and I hope you get the problem worked out with the trailer.
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