Optional Accessories

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Anti Drop-Down Bar

The Anti Drop-Down Bar stops cattle of all sizes from kneeling, such as heifers during P.D. / A.I. work, or calves during de-horning. Captive nuts are welded to the base, so that the bar can be removed if desired. By squeezing in the sides of the crush, smaller beasts will always be central as they enter, guiding them to straddle the bar every time.

Sloped Bottom Crash Gate

Sloped Bottom Crash Gate

This eliminates the possibility for an animal to pass through the manual head gate without being caught. It is essential for fully horned beasts. The controls can be changed to enable the gate to swing off the left or the right hand side.

Head tables

Head tables

There are two sizes of head table: one for small calves, and the other to fit all beasts from 6 months upwards. A steel chain head collar fits in front of and behind the horns, which is tightened using a crank handle. This then holds the head completely immobile, making a number of tasks safer and easier, such as de-horning/de-budding, eye jabbing, inserting nose rings for bulls and re-tagging difficult beasts.

Vet gates

Vet gates

The vet gates are solid sheeted and close back against the front of the alley, completely obscuring the beast waiting behind. This keeps the cattle calm, as well as giving the vet / technician peace of mind. The position of the aluminium tailgate can be changed as desired, either behind the vet gates or the Squeeze Crush itself.

Hoof trimming kits

Hoof trimming kits

The squeeze mechanism holds the beast upright and securely in the crush, giving the operator a more stable hoof on which to work. These are available for the UK spec. version of the Squeeze Crush only.

Highland

Highland / Longhorn Sides

On all Squeeze Crushes, the top half of the crush sides contain vertical bars, which are removable. On the Highland / Longhorn version, these bars are horizontal, to enable easy passage of large horns through the Squeeze Crush.

Horizontal sliding gate

Horizontal sliding gate

A horizontal sliding gate is an alternative to the vertical lifting aluminium tailgate (the latter comes as standard with each Squeeze Crush.)

Solid sheeted sides

Solid sheeted sides

If cattle are distracted prior to entering, the addition of solid-sheeted sides on the working side of the Squeeze Crush will draw them straight ahead.

Standard US model

Standard US model

A cheaper alternative to the UK spec. is the Standard US model. The difference is that there are no stable-door style double split gates, so this model is adequate for farms where belly-trimming, fostering, hoof trimming and caesarians are not commonplace. Single side exits (left, right or both sides) are an optional extra on this model.

Weigh Systems

Due to the heavy weight of the Squeeze Crushes, Pearson manufacture a heavy-duty scale base and chute mounts, to protect a weigh system. These are available together with heavy-duty load bars and a choice of weigh monitors. The scale base lifts the load bars clear of the ground, keeping them dry and out of the dirt. It is simple to bolt down the weigh crush or lay it temporarily on hard core, giving accurate weights every time.

Weigh Systems