Working Chute and Crowding Tub – WCCT-DX
The Working Chute and Crowding Tub is a fast and easy way to handle your sheep. Its unique design allows all sections of the chute to be interchanged; in addition, the length of the chute can be extended simply by adding more sections. Guillotines and anti-backups can be inserted anywhere along the chute. This versatile design allows the unit to adapt quickly and efficiently to your operation.
Part # Description
WSP-DX 8′ Panel, Height 40″
WCT-DX 5′ Radius Crowding Tub, Height 40″, Sliding Swing Gate
WAB Anti-Backup Gate
WGG Guillotine Gate
The chute width is 18” when sides are straight, but can be narrowed to 10” at bottom for lambs. The chute has 40″ high sides and can drop down to 32″ for running lambs. Above parts are made with 1” x 1” tube frames and 24” high thick poly plastic sides.
3 Main Reasons for puckboard poly sides on our Alleyways.
- It reduces the noise level that you get with the crashing & banging of steel sides. Since we changed to puckboard sides, the whole operation has really quietened down, which has hugely approved the flow of the animals.
- It is moisture resistance and can take a beating without cracking or breaking even in freezing temperatures.
- It is lighter weight, so easier for one person to pick up and move around.
What all is included in the Lakeland WCCT-DX Crowding Tub and Chute Handling System?
The package consists of the 5ft diameter (10ft long) crowding tub, 2 x 8ft alley sections (total 16ft), a guillotine gate, alley support and anti-back up alley stop.
Is the alley adjustable to stop smaller sheep and goats turning around?
Yes – the sides can be narrowed on the bottom to help this
How high are the sides of the alley?
The height is 40” high with drop down top bars which lowers to 32” high for running lambs or smaller animals
Can it be used for calves?
The system gas been designed specifically for sheep and goats. However, some producers have found it very beneficial for running calves. You need to keep in mind size and temperament of calves as the sides are only 40” high…!
What are the sides made of?
The traditional steel ‘tin’ sides have now been upgraded to a heavy-duty puck board plastic which makes for added durability and no corrosion. It is also quieter cutting down on the clanging of steel sheeting. The crowding tub portion is still sheeted in steel.
Can the crowding tub be reversed?
Yes – the system can be configured either way. The crowding door is a revolving design which passes through its own hinge area ready to take in the next load.
What is the piece of formed white plastic puck board in the crowding tub?
That is a curve to form the crowding tub into a ‘bugle’ design. Animal behaviour research has shown that sheep flow easier around a bugle curve than a sharp right angle turn. This piece of puck board helps with that.