I'm looking to buy the above...any suggestions?
Anti Backing Bar
It’s the type I use fierce handy.
Give Bo Steel Galway a ring.
I forgot to add.. I'm on my own so I'm basically behind the cattle in the pen before the crush shute so I want the a bar that falls back after a beast goes by it.
Have a Bo Steel one with a few years. https://www.donedeal.ie/farmsheds-for-sale/anti-backing-bar-2-crush-tube/27486327
Well made and easy to work as can pull it down behind or slide it in after animal has passed. It tends to slip a bit at times along the 2" pipe though, not a major issue for me as have uprights every 8 feet so worst case scenario it stops at those. Don't know if this is a common issue with all anti backing bars or not
This one springs back big question is will they pass it.https://connachtagri.ie/product/dual-hinged-automatic-anti-backing-bar/
300 yoyos. that's expensive. I made up my own from 75mm channel. It works fine but a bit on the heavy side.
" Always keep your eye on the ball, even when its in the refs pocket"
I have both.....theauto springback one gets very little use and slides very easy backwards....I can remedy the sliding but all in all its been a bit of a white elephant
I have the bo steel one and it gets used all the time...I think its better anyway
On my own, I let the animals into crush race/chute from holding pen one by one.....headgate is open beforehand, if they don't go in first try I give them some encouragement until the head is trapped....then push the anti backing bar in and slide behind the animal
Hope that helps op
I got one from Niall Barrett Engineering a year ago. Happy enough with it, does the job quite well.
They are pricey but the way i see it, if they make the job easier then they are worth the extra euro as they are a long term purchase etc
I think every cattle farmer should have one. What I like about them most is , you don't have to beat cattle to get them moving. When they feel the bar behind them, they tend to move up along.
This is probably the one for OP... one man job.
cattle can forward on their own but not back.
A few holes in the crush wall and a bit of strong pipe is a cheap alternative and does the same job
Have that already just don't want cattle backing on me when I'm on my own.
Many thanks for all the suggestions ppl.