Prattley is the world leader in lightweight animal handling equipment, using cutting edge technology. Prattley’s prime aim is to produce quality sheep handling equipment that helps you to attain maximum efficiency. Despite its lightweight, Prattley sheep drafting equipment is sturdy and long lasting. Built to withstand the toughest treatment your stock can dish out.
Prattley Manual Drafter
The Prattley Manual Drafter enables up to 3-way drafting, its practical design keeps the operator out of sheep’s vision. While you are operating the drafter with one hand, the other hand is left free to monitor and check stock. Prattley’s innovative design allows Sliding Gates to move easily and quietly to ensure stock are not frightened and can run seamlessly through the drafter. This manual sheep drafter’s simple no-tool adjustment allows you to weigh any animal from the biggest ram to smallest lamb without complication.
Prattley Electric 3 way drafter
The Prattley Electric 3 way drafter is a powerful tool allowing a single operator to control weighing and drafting. The Prattley Auto Drafter coordinates with a Tru-Test weighing indicator and loadbars to produce a seamless package. The Rear gates have vertical rollers which allow the gates to roll around sheep as they close and allow the following sheep to pull back without getting caught. The New design eliminates the need to have left or right-hand operation.
Prattley Two Way Drafter
The Prattley Two Way Drafter is operated by electric motors powered by a 12-volt battery and will operate on a fully charged battery for a full day. The new design eliminates the need to have left or right-handed crates. The rear gates have vertical rollers which allow the gates to roll around the sheep as they close. It will also allow the following sheep to pull back without getting caught.
Prattley Sheep Drafting Modes
Full Auto Drafting Mode:
The indicator is programmed for two or three-way drafting and can be up to 10-way drafting. Sheep enter weigh crate, back gates automatically shut upon weight on the platform of drafter, Indicator will select which gate to open once sheep has entered the crate. Back gate opens automatically again for next sheep. While in this mode you can override drafter with remote.
Auto Drafting By Remote:
The indicator is programmed for two or three-way drafting and up to 10-way drafting. Open back gate with remote, shut back gate with remote once sheep has entered the crate, the indicator will select which gate to open once sheep has entered the crate, use remote to open back gate again.
For more information on any of these drafting units or on any other prattley yards please contact us on 021-7334066 or visit www.odonovaneng.ie.
Hugh MacEneaney, Teagasc Dairy Adviser, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny
“Good facilities allow farmers to expand production and incomes and add to the asset value of the farm. They also lead to a better quality of life for the farm family by reducing the workload and the drudgery. In many cases, particularly on dairy farms, buildings pay for themselves over a 7-10 year period. This is especially true when capital grant and tax savings are available.”