«Previous    Next»
Calf Hutch Sports "Swing-Up" Bedding Door
“Our new group calf hutch is equipped with a simple, swing-up bedding door on back. It makes adding bedding to the hutch an easy job and saves a lot of time,” says Skip Wiswell, Agri-Plastics, Tonawanda, N.Y.
  The hutch is molded from heavy gauge plastic and has a door on back that’s built in two halves, which are connected together at the top. There’s a grab handle on each half door. As you lift one of the handles, both doors engage a large gear at the top that lets them open at the same time. Once the doors reach the horizontal position, they lock them in place. It leaves about a 3-ft. sq. opening.
  “It’s really easy to use and eliminates the need to handle hay or bedding more than once,” says Wiswell. “Both doors come with built-in louvers to provide ventilation, and a round spinner-type louver on top of the doors provides additional ventilation.”
  The hutch can be used together with a large 12 by 16-ft. galvanized pen that has a sealed plastic feed trough, training rail, and man-pass door on front. The pen’s side panels are made from 14-ga. galvanized metal. All corners of the pen pin together for fast disassembly.
  “The hutch comes with a lift kit on top that lets you use a front-end loader to raise the hutch off the ground for easy cleaning,” notes Wiswell.
  The group hutch sells for $727 plus S&H. The galvanized pen system sells for $1,175 plus S&H.
  The company also builds a louvered “3-in-1 rear door” into its deluxe EXL single calf hutch. The back side of the hutch is equipped with an extra large adjustable grill vent, bedding door, and brackets for a bottle holder and 2 pails for rear feeding. You just grab a handle to lift the door up and out of the way.
  The deluxe EXL single calf hutch sells for $374 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Agri-Plastics, 600 Main St., Suite 224, Tonawanda, N.Y. 14151 (ph 888 231-3575 or 607 591-0103; skip@agri-plastics.net; www.agri-plastics.net).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6