1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Portable Corral Sets Up In Minutes
The corral is 66 ft. long on each side with an alleyway 6 ft. wide and 12 ft. long. It has two divider gates - a 6-ft. wide gate for the alleywayanda 14-ft. wide crowding gate. A loading chute is available as an option. When folded for transport, the corral measures 36 ft. long and 8 ft. wide and rides on four large flotation tires. Each panel is equipped with small tires.
"It works great for ranchers who rent grass or wheat ground because they don't want to spend a lot of money on a permanent corral. Such ranchers usually set up 25 to 30 panels, tie them together, and connect them to a loading chute. The whole process can take an hour. One man can set up our corral in seven minutes or less and there are no posts, chains, cables or wires to handle. It's also a safe system that won't fall over. All the bracing is overhead, so you won't stumble over chains or pipes. The four swing-out steel side braces keep the panels from shifting. The more cattle push on them, the tighter they get. What's more, the ground doesn't have to be level due to the double hinge design that connects the panels together," says Wilson.
To setup the corral, you change the angle of the rear flotation tires, then drive the pickup forward to spread out the first set of panels. Next, release two levers to drop the second set of panels on the ground, and roll them back by hand. Then release two more levers to drop the third set of panels on the ground and roll them back. Connect the two end panels together with chains and the corral is opened and ready for cattle.
Sells for $6,000 equipped with the loading chute or $5,400 without it.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, R.L. Wilson Mfg., 421 East Tenth, Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728 (ph 405 596-2284).
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