Every Wopa Standard Cattle Crush is standard equipped with two safety winches – one for the belly strap and one for the back leg. They engage the brake instantly when the handle is released without any extra handling from the operator, ensuring that under no circumstances can the handle spin independently of the operator. This is a particularly great feature when cows put up some resistance. It means that you have full control over the cow, so you can ensure she is weight bearing on all feet before fully releasing. Both winches are equipped with a 2:1 reduction, providing more control and requiring less effort.
All Wopa crushes are made of heavy gauge steel to ensure a long lifespan, even when being used for large animals. The frame is specifically constructed to absorb animal movement. The use of individually bolted panels increases the flexibility of the framework, which is essential in avoiding the stress cracks which fully welded crushes suffer from.
Dealing with animals is one of the main causes of injury in the rural sector. To increase safety, better access to the animal has been created by eliminating all unnecessary bars and pipe-work. Standing beside the cow, leaning into her creates the safest, and most comfortable, work environment. It saves your back and the cow is comfortable. The cow’s back leg is securely restrained with the leg strap, pulling it tight into the back chain.
Walk-Through Head Bail
The headbail has been constructed to eliminate injury to the cow and to prevent choking. The headbail is fully operated from the rear of the crush giving the operator full control as the cow enters and exits the crush making jobs like tagging cows and heifers a breeze.
The stabilising bar ensures that the crush cannot tip sideways if you choose not to secure your crush to the ground. This is particularly useful when an unsettled cow is being treated.