I’ve been using the Cattle Handling Equipment I recently purchased from you and wanted to let you all know I’m happy with the setup. The heavy duty crowding tub, adjustable curved alleyway, gates and sliding doors etc, are all working as planned. The facility layout and cattle flow that your team helped me configure works very good. We have narrowed the alleyway to work 500 lb. calves as well as widened it out to process 1500 pound Bulls. Conversion time is fast, easy and convenient. Pins line up, welds are good and strong as is the material. The Animat we have at the headgate exit is providing secure footing and standing up to the heavy traffic of cattle exiting the chute. Please pass this note along to your crew and let them know I appreciate the quality work they do.
CD Charolais – Newton , Iowa
“When I made the decision to upgrade our cattle working facility, I looked at several different kinds of manual chutes before discovering the Arrowquip chute. Arrowquip has a manual chute that is far superior to any other product out there in my opinion. It is easy to operate, very well-engineered, and has unique features that were obviously designed by people that work cattle for a living. The ability to operate the head catch from the rear of the chute, for example, is a feature that makes it easy and stress-free for one person to catch a cow if needed. In addition, the advice and service that Harv Punt and his team bring to facility design and installation are top notch, and they were able to make several modifications unique to our situation. I am extremely pleased with the finished product, and I have told many people that if they are considering a new manual chute, there is no product out there that I have found that comes close to Arrowquip.”
Lester , IA
I have purchased my 2nd Hyd Squeeze chute from LEM. the 2nd one has been all redesigned and upgraded with the latest features. The processing crew speaks very highly of the new chute. The service from LEM has always been outstanding, and very prompt. I have looked at all the other big names in hydraulic squeeze chutes and at the end of the day chose LEM.
Rock River Feeders
Thank you L.E.M I appreciate your state-of-the-art livestock equipment. It is a joy for my livestock to walk thru and makes is safe & easy for me to process cattle. I appreciate your listening to my needs and giving me the best value for my money.
Sioux Center Veterinary Clinic
You were fun to work with. You know what you are talking about and you care about doing the job right.
I started shopping for a new working chute a couple of years ago. Having been around cattle my entire life and having used various brands working cows and calves for myself and others, there were certain features that impressed me about the Arrow. The most impressive feature to me was the unique head gate. Years of livestock production takes a toll on one’s body and I am no different. I have some major shoulder issues and find the head gate easy to work, without constantly reaching over my head. It is easy for my wife and kids( even my 12 year old daughter) to operate. Many times I need to get something in to treat by myself and the 2nd removable handle makes the job so much easier. We love the full length adjustable squeeze that is incredibly easy to change from the biggest bull to the smallest calves in a couple of seconds. We even narrowed it up to use for pre breeding processing on some of our ewe flock. It would easily hold 3-4 ewes at a time and it was easy to gain access by removing the branding doors. The optional head holder is just plain awesome. One group of calves had a bad run of pink eye late in the year and our local vets were very impressed with its ease of use and ability to secure the head for sutures and injections. We were pleased with our decision to have our dealer add the optional rubberized flooring. This only further reduced the sound level and helped the cattle stay calm and comfortable. All in all we have been very pleased with our decision to purchase the Q 8500 .
The Arrowquip 8500 is a great chute. My wife loves it because it is easy for her to use. The head holder works really well at holding their head in place.