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Help with aluminum grooming chute size
« on: May 01, 2017, 01:34:55 PM »
Hello folks.  New to this site, and pretty new at showing cattle.  Last year was our first with kids showing cattle and swine for 4-H.  Everyone enjoys it, and think all three kids will do one or the other species if not both.  Limped through last year with equipment we put together on a budget, but would like an aluminum chute.  Which size of full chute does everyone like? From what I gather it's either 7' or 8'.  Then a 7.5' and it's wider and taller.  Give me pros and cons of each please.  Thanks!

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Re: Help with aluminum grooming chute size
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 07:44:13 AM »
Hands down 8 foot aluminum.  Several years ago we decided to buy our first aluminum chute.  We were at a stock show U and my kids had the honor of working with Nick Reimann and Josh Elder and both of them said without a doubt the 8 footer.  If you are working on a big heifer or steer that back bar is always in your way with the shorter chutes.  I have 7 and 7.5 old steel chutes and I'm really glad we went 8 foot.  Your buying an aluminum chute to take to shows, where you will be spending half of your time fitting back legs, why have a bar in your way.  Josh said he wished they would stop making 7 foot chutes.  Go 8 foot, you will never regret it.

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Re: Help with aluminum grooming chute size
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 12:34:17 PM »
If you are hauling a chute, aluminum is a must.  Easier on load and off load, we have the bigger one also, 8 footer.

 

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