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Arrowquip’s 700 series ushers in array of new portable handling equipment

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Livestock handling company Arrowquip has done its largest product launch ever, releasing the new highly portable 700 Series with seven models for you to choose from.  The goal is to provide ranchers with an even easier, quieter, and more efficient experience.

The new portable handling lineup includes:

  • Q-Catch 87 Series Chute, 18’ Alley & Tub
  • Q-Catch 87 Series Chute, 8’ Alley & Tub
  • Q-Catch 87 Series Chute & 8’ Alley
  • Q-Power 107 Series Chute, 18’ Alley & Tub
  • Q-Power 107 Series Chute, 8’ Alley & Tub
  • Q-Power 107 Series Chute & 8’ Alley
  • 16’ Alley & Tub

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The Q-Catch 87 Series — proper handling meets precision

  • Engineering — Guided by low-stress handling techniques and cattle behavior research, Arrowquip’s engineers have crafted a cattle chute that is the perfect combination of quiet, easy, safe, and reliable.
  • 87 Quiet Points — The new Q-Catch 87 Series takes the place of the 86 as the world’s quietest manual cattle chute. With even more sound-dampening features, the Q-Catch 87 Series has over 87 quiet points on the chute including the new poly-coated slam latches and poly bushings on every hinge point.
  • 685 lbs heavier — The Q-Catch 87 Series features an upgraded chute frame with thicker 2-by-6-inch beams on the top and 3-by-3 inch beams on the bottom. This new heavy-duty structure ensures that the frame does not flex, especially during transport, making the new 700 Series more durable than any model before.
  • Even easier — When it comes to ease of operation, the Q-Catch cattle chutes are known throughout the industry to be among the easiest to use. With intuitive push-to-close, pull-to-open levers for the infinite-adjusting head gate, squeeze, and head holder, using these features require little to no effort on your part to get the job done right.

Other features include:

  • New barred style Head Gate draws cattle into the chute even when closed
  • Single lever push-pull operation never requires adjustments
  • Movable head gate handle can be operated anywhere alongside the chute
  • Designed to work with cattle of any size without adjustments — from the largest bull to the smallest calf
  • New patent-pending Direct Drive system provides faster head gate response
  • New needle door with drop-down bar offers 12.75 inches of access to the neck
  • Removable side access panels include an extra thumb latch so they can be arranged in more configurations
  • Top and bottom side access doors can be used independently or together as a full side exit
  • Vet cage doors swing 180° in and out
  • Raised vet door height by 2 inches
  • Upgraded heavy-duty frame with 2-by-6-inch beams on the top and 3-by-3-inch beams on the bottom

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New Q-Power 107 Series — more than just a silent hydraulic chute

Strength is rarely associated with grace, but the new Q-Power 107 Series balances efficient power and quiet cattle handling.

Its features include:

  • New needle door with drop-down bar provides 12.75 inches of access to the neck
  • New wide-range pivoting swing arm enables you to operate the controls from either side, and further behind the animal to improve cattle flow.
  • Removable side access panels include an extra thumb latch so they can be arranged in MORE configurations
  • Top and bottom side access doors can be used independently or together as a full side exit
  • Vet cage doors swing 180° in and out
  • Raised vet door height by 2 inches
  • Designed to work with cattle of any size without adjustments – from the largest bull to the smallest calf
  • Upgraded heavy-duty frame with 2-by-6-inch beams
  • Approx. 180 lbs. heavier than Q-Power 106 Series
  • Transport-ready with NEW wheel kit add-on
  • Comes with mount brackets for scales or securing your chute to concrete
  • Full parallel squeeze including the vet cage
  • Curtain-style head gate ensures the animal will not choke
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Image courtesy of Arrowquip

The future is portable — a broad look at the 700 Series portable handling systems

Arrowquip’s 700 Series takes cattle handling to the next level with advancements like you’ve never seen before.

  • Engineered for transport — The patented portable system frame makes folding and unfolding the tub easier than ever before with the new chassis. Supported by a heavy-duty frame with 3-by-3-inch beams on the bottom and 2-by-6-inch beams on the top, you can take your portable unit anywhere and get to work in no time.
  • 3E system: Easy entry & exit — Every component found in Arrowquip’s new portable lineup is equipped with 3E features that use light to draw cattle in the right direction. The 3E head gate, Easy Flow removable panels, and low panel sheeting in the tubs all work simultaneously to control what cattle see in the handling system.
  • Easy flow alley — Cradle-shaped and adjustable from 29.5 inches to 18 inches, the Easy Flow Alley sections prevent cattle of any size from turning around. With the new adjustment cables, both panels of the alley can be adjusted from one side. NEW removable panels handlers to control what cattle see in the alley, and reduce distractions that can cause stress for the animal.
  • Collapsible tub — The collapsible tub is designed to fold into a compact package for transport, and can be set up in under 5 minutes. With the new portable system frame, there are no tripping hazards in the tub. Upgrade to a 3E BudFlow Tub for added functionality and better cattle flow.

Arrowquip’s warranty

With a new standard warranty of seven years for manual chutes and lifetime warranties on the rubber floor, friction locks, and rump fingers, you can be sure that your chute will last. Arrowquip has also extended the warranty for hydraulics, making it athree-year warranty for Q-Power cattle chutes — the longest ever offered in the industry.

Visit this link for more on the new series.

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