The Chieftain manual yoke is great for herds with varying sizes of cattle due to the nature of the manual catching action and quick adjustment. This style of yoke has the ability to be adjusted whilst in the closed or engaged position meaning that you can easily have different sized animals within the same herd run through the handling system and crush without having to spend excess time resetting the yoke for different groups of animals. The yoke opening is able to be adjusted between 100mm and 290mm.
To encourage the animals into the crush and yoke, the manual scissor action yoke retracts the yoke arms into the sides of the crush, removing them from the animal’s line of sight. This vastly increases the chances of the cattle calmly entering the yoke in the correct position.
An operator is required to activate the yoke at the correct point in time. This occurs when the animals head has passed through the yoke but the shoulders haven’t. This style of operation can be beneficial to herds who are frequently handled and have become accustomed to being restrained in a yoke as unlike the automatic yoke, they are unable to control the process of being yoked.
To activate the yoke, a lever is located on either side which engages and opens the yoke. Once engaged the animal will not be able to force the yoke bars open and will therefore require the operator to release them from the yoke.
The Chieftain yoke is fronted by a set of vertical gates which encapsulates the animal and prevents them from walking through the crush and exiting it before the operator is ready. The gates can open fully to the front and side allowing excellent access all round the animals head and neck once safely yoked in place.
Features unique to this product include:
- Two fully opening side doors on each side of the crush providing substantial access to the animal’s flanks
- Removable side rail on either side for further access to the animal
- Ratchet style rump bar for keeping the cattle forwards in the crush
- Rear gate for managing cattle flow through the crush
Farming Equipment & Technology Fund (FETF) 2023 compliant when purchased in conjunction with a rubber floor. To view other available products, please click here.
- LENGTH - 2740 mm
- BASE LENGTH - 2560 mm
- WIDTH - 840 mm
- INTERNAL WIDTH - 740 mm
- HEIGHT - 1900 mm
- F045 2006 15 - Chieftain Suckler Cattle Crush