The PEAKHANDLER "PRO" provides an
integrated mobile system which consists of a fully air operated
PEAKHANDLER machine (including the air rotation function) mounted within
a purpose-built covered low-set trailer. The unit is designed and
constructed to facilitate high throughput with a minimum of labour
requirement for setup and operation. It is most suitable for use in
standard overhead shearing plant with flexible down
tube mounted close to the colourbond rib profile steel roof, hand piece
hook & tray are provided.
Power enters the trailer through a 15 amp
weather-proof inlet, fully concealed wiring connects
two fluorescent lights above the work area,
two power outlets via an RCD circuit breakers and main switch.
(4) hinge out and supported by gas struts, upholstered vinyl covering
roll up for transport & tensioned with a cranked lever.
Built in weatherproof toolboxes (4) for
safe stowage of equipment.
Checker plate floor, drop-down adjustable
support legs, hinged tail gate.
Heavy duty 14" light truck tyres, mounted
spare & jockey wheel.
Weight of fully equipped unit approx. 1600
Full VIN compliance with over-ride brakes
clearance lights etc.
Included in the package is an adjustable
width dual race 3.3 metres in length, forcing pen, 2.4 and 1.2 metre
non-back leadup ramps and exit ramp plus two spare 3.3 metre
panels. A 10 cfm air compressor with hoses and fittings is also
included. If required, a 6 KVA 240 volt generator can also be provided
as an option.
Two people can set up the system and
operate within 20 minutes.
The trailer is positioned in a
convenient location near or within portable or fixed yards, detached
from the tow vehicle & level set & secured with drop down legs.
If the generator (when no mains power
available) & compressor are carried on the tow vehicle this can be
moved away from the working area and connected to the unit with the
air hose and power lead.
The leadup system is set up and
connects the yards to the trailer.
Trailer shades let out & rolled down,
outlet ramp connected.
Handpiece set up & connected, power on,
wool handling in place.
Sheep directed into leadup system &
crutching can commence.
Sheep leave Peakhandler & trailer down
the outlet ramp.
Professional operators have reported
consistent tallies of 250 per run (2 hours) with over 1,000 sheep per
day receiving a full crutch. With a supply of sheep in the yards, two
people can operate the system with extreme efficiency. Other husbandry operations such as
drenching can be performed by the assistant while the sheep are moving
through the lead up system without reducing throughput. Conventional crutching methods have become
increasingly more difficult and expensive. This system has created opportunities for
establishment of new low cost contract businesses within the sheep and
wool industries providing a cost effective service for graziers.
For more operational information see "PEAKHANDLER"