All PEAK standard portable sheep yard
panels are 3.3 metres long and feature 6 rail configuration with
a loop return on each end for ground contact. The bottom rail is well
clear of the ground. Material used is all galvanized 25mm x 25mm RHS
with fixed hooks and slides one end and extended oval connections at the
other. The attachments are designed not to lock up when hinged, create
enough flexibility for uneven ground and for for forming "L" and "T"
joints with other panels. Filled panels are 2.4 metres long.
20 PANEL UNIT
For transport the 18 standard panels and 2
filled panels are stood each side of the drafting race which transforms
to a trailer in the raised position. A removable support beam is
clipped across the draft gate area to support the front end of the
panels, the axle beam supports the rear end of the panels. Long pins
through the loops on the panels keep them located and a load binder
strap is provided to secure the panels tightly in place.
The drafting race has a full length pressed
rib floor, "V" shaped at the base. Overall length in transport
configuration is approx. 4 metres. Drafting gates are RHS horizontal
rails and pipe verticals with protective handles, locking indents are
provided so gates can be fixed in the parallel position. A removable end
block gate is provided.
This standard unit will hold about 600
sheep and if set up in a suitable location near a permanent fence or
corner of a paddock it can work about 450 sheep. A high-lift jack is
provided to raise and lower the unit. When the weight is taken off the
wheels pins are removed to allow the axle to hinge. When lowered the
drafting race is flat on the ground. The drafting race has telescopic
legs at the outlet end which can be pinned to create a loading ramp.
50 PANEL UNIT
All the panels are clamped vertically, with
a unique system, to and carried on a 2 tonne bogie skeleton trailer. Over ride brakes, clearance and tail lights and VIN plate for
registration are provided. This unit is suitable for long distance
transport over any type of road conditions.
The drafting gates are part of a free
standing frame to which the sides of the drafting race and clipped. Two
filled panels and a 2 metre gate in frame form the forcing pen leading
into the draft.
These yards can be set up in any location.
If used in conjunction with existing fences, 750 to 1200 sheep can be
worked. The trailer can be used to unload and load the panels "on the
go" so a minimum carrying of panel is achieved.