for; Crutching, Electronic Weighing and Drafting
The Immobilizer is a truly multi-purpose mobile machine, it provides for
husbandry and other operations and with optional modules added is the primary
restraining device to enable sheep/lamb weighing and data recording, drafting
and crutching etc.
Sheep are gently immobilized and safely restrained. Suitable
for handling all sized lambs and grown sheep including rams. Many husbandry
operations can be performed quickly and easily including drenching, capsule
insertion, vaccinating, back-lining, ear tagging, mouthing, crutching, wigging,
horn trimming and more.
All steel construction, mostly galvanized sheet metal and precision laser
cut components are used. The working parts of the machine are completely
enclosed. Two opposing stretched rubber pads, with adjustable tension, are used
to restrain each sheep. The pads are actuated by quick acting air chambers
located internally. The unit is compact and has two150mm rubber wheels and
handles for easy movement over a firm surface by one person.
The Immobilizer is supplied as a base unit and customized with added options as
required by the particular sheep enterprise or operation. Weigh beams and
electronic scales of almost any brand can be supplied or added later.
manually controlled air operated drafting module, sheep can be easily and
quickly segregated into weigh ranges. For crutching while the animal is
standing, access is created with the addition of the crutching module. A
crutching plant stand can also be supplied which simply sockets into the frame.
The Immobilizer can be operated in almost any location and can be quickly and
easily set up or broken down for transport. The working height can be adjusted
to suit the operator as well as the width and height for the sheep.
compressor, 8-10 cfm with pressure available ranging from around 80-120 psi is
required for operation. A charged 12 volt battery is also required to power the
It can be supplied with a full lead up system or as a stand
alone unit for permanent use in sheds or yards. The 3 metre galvanized non-back
leadup ramp (in two separate linked together pieces) is required for good sheep
A jump-stop frame can be clamped to the ramp which prevents sheep jumping
over the next in front. A single or dual race leadup system is the preferred
option to guide the sheep into the unit with minimum effort.
The “no visual barrier” design, quiet operation, clear see through access
and use of the non-back tapered leadup ramp, ensure easy and quick, non forced
self loading of each sheep into the unit by one person using little physical
effort. Sheep enter the machine singularly, when in the correct position as they
move through they are detected by the electric eye which instantly activates the
opposing pads each side of the sheep. The eye, which is mounted in a slide can
be moved forward or backward to stop the sheep in the required position as it
The pressure, which can be regulated, hold the sheep from
movement in a totally restrained, upright position. The sheep are released by a
push button switch (one on either side) when the operation is complete. The
Immobilizer can be operated from either or both sides at once and the height can
be adjusted for operator comfort.
No lubrication is required due to the use of nylon bushes in all joints and
hinge points. The air system does not require maintenance.
TRAILER" for trailer mounted