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7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« on: April 13, 2011, 02:44:58 PM »
Should I buy a 7ft or an 8ft chute? How do you truck the 8ft chute when you have a full trailer load? On top of the trailer or strapped to the side, or what?

I think I'd like a 1/2 chute but the old man is worried about heifers that aren't broke yet in them.


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Re: 7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 03:07:14 PM »
I get along just fine with a 7ft alum. and it is easier for me to handle at shows... like an 8ft steel for the barn to break calves to blowers and vaccinate in and such...
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Re: 7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 03:38:52 PM »
I personally like the 8ft. aluminum.  The 7ft. chute works perfect for calves but I have problems with big heifers.  I always fight the back bar when pulling the back legs.  I would love to have a half chute for my real tame ones.   
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Re: 7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 04:04:48 PM »
8ft full. Side of trailer.

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Re: 7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 04:33:12 PM »
Just heard the Kirk Stierwalt Chute was the way to go, just bought it. Fastest thread end ever?

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Re: 7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 09:55:18 AM »
go big or go home go with the 8ft on top of the trailer just make sure it is strapped down tight.

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Re: 7ft or 8ft chute?? or 1/2 chute??
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 10:01:55 AM »
we have a sullivans 8ft. aluminum chute.  it works great we just take our calves pen and make it smaller the we put every thing on top of the chute, then put stuff on the sides. it works good.

 

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