The DrenchMaster Ultimate Sheep Handler is a simple and effective system that allows for safe and fast handling of ewes and lambs.
It is both a manual and Semi-Auto system..
Manual. Simple to set up, operate and is a system that works off the age-old principle of sheep following each other - as the sheep walk/run past you, you lean forward clamping the sheep in the race which keeps your hands free to drench, vaccinate, inspect, etc. You then lean away which releases the crush, the sheep then runs off the end of the race and the next one follows it through and then is clamped.
It comes with a ratchet locking mechanism that holds the clamp shut for you or if you wish you can activate the foot-operated pedal which disengages the ratchet and allows crush to move in and out freely.
The Semi Auto system has all the features and benefits of the manual model including optional ratchet with foot operated release.
We have added an air ram and a handheld magnetic switch that is on a 4 metre length of hose so you can operate the crush from back in the sheep race.
This has a couple of major benefits. Firstly, the air ram will hold pressure on the sheep without you having to use your body weight. Secondly, it allows you to catch and crush the sheep while working down by your race.
And if your power goes off or you need to use the system out the back of your farm, it will still work perfectly well as a manual system.
The four-arm adjustable anti-backer which comes as standard keeps the sheep moving forward and helps maintain an even and consistent flow.
The mobile attachment allows for easy transport around your farm and is fast and simple to engage/disengage.
The unit is shipped as a flat-pack and will require about an hours assembly with basic tools.
The Mobile DrenchMaster is 2.4m long and weighs 135 kgs.
Perfect for Drenching. Vaccinating. Mouthing. Uddering. Classing. Back-lining. Capsuling. Tagging/Earmarking.