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Offline RLN Cattle

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Hoof Trimming Table
« on: April 15, 2016, 10:44:23 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm looking at fabricating a hoof trimming table.  Something for my personal use, an occasional cow or herd bull, but will be predominantly used on calves prior to sale and a few steers and heifer that I move locally.  I know my way around the old powder river tables, and am familiar with spring-o-matics.  Basically I am looking outside my little world for ideas and designs.  Any makes/models that catch your eye? Features that I should try and incorporate on a new table?  I can get my hands on just about kind of steel, almost every imaginable tool you could dream of in a shop (minus that plamsa cam) and have built custom bull fitting chutes from scratch, so I am comfortable tackling tougher welding projects.  Thanks in advance!

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Re: Hoof Trimming Table
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 07:38:52 AM »
If you have access to a good junk yard,  the hydraulic pump and tank off of old 45, 55, 95 combines come off as a unit.  The cylinders can come from tsc or off the machine.  They are one way but 2 opposing each other will work just fine.  Use the spring o matic design.

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Re: Hoof Trimming Table
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 11:57:59 PM »
I hadn't given much thought to a stand alone hydraulic unit for a stationary table.  That would open lots of doors.  One idea I was toying with was using an electric winch to bring the table over.  I don't think there would be any issues laying a calf over, but how much control would I have letting it back down again?  Would hate to have something slip and get a foot caught under anything.

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Re: Hoof Trimming Table
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 08:41:51 PM »
For a lay-over hoof trimming table,  the best one I have been exposed to is made by Tidenberg Welding in New Mexico.   Go to Tidenberg.com and then click on "products" and scroll down to the pictures of the hoof trimming chute.   

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Re: Hoof Trimming Table
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 12:40:59 AM »
Momma that thing is sick!  I probably won't got THAT crazy on a chute, but theres tons of ideas I'm going to pull off that puppy.  I am loving on that steel frame, with all pinch points virtually eliminated because of the high set feet.  Any preference of left hand versus right hand tilt?

 

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