Bought my first W&W in 1990. It has had thousands of head through it with no issuesWe've bought WW manufacturing chute 25+ years ago. I highly recommend it; absolutely no issues and I can work it solo. we're looking to buy a new chute for use at a new piece of property and probably go with another WW.....wow, prices have gone up!
As previously stated,buy the best well made chute you can.
Behlen makes quality equipment.Has anyone used the Behlen chutes? Local dealer carries Tarter and Behlen, and they did not recommend the Tarter. The use the Behlen for their own cattle with the auto catch head gate. Wanting a portable one to be able to move to different pastures. The County Line seems about the same as the Tarter to me.
i would think that is similar to the Tartar stuff at the big box farm stores, those feed bunks and gates are cheap made crap. You are right the welds don't hold up.I know one thing about Behlen, their pasture gates are junk. I know they are thin metal but it isn't that, its the welds are horrible, the paint is horrible and the seams of the round tube are welded horribly. The seams are the biggest issue. They split and let in water which allows rust inside and its over after that. It has turned me against everything they build.