The Priefert name has become synonymous with today’s roping industry. Priefert Roping Chutes and accessories are the number one choice of professional ropers and top organizations, and are the Official Chute of the PRCA, the National Finals Rodeo, the Ultimate Calf Roping Championships, the USTRC, the Priefert World Series of Team Roping, the NTRL, the GSTRC, the BFI, and many more major roping organizations and events. It’s not just the pros that use Priefert. Everyone knows that it is important to “Practice like you Compete.” This has made Priefert a top choice for home practice pens as well.
Priefert’s Automatic Calf Roping Chute was designed and quality tested with the help of 8-time World Champion Calf Roper Roy Cooper, and is ideal for the roper who is only running calves. This remote-controlled chute is perfect for the practice arena because it virtually eliminates the need for extra chute help. The roper pushes a single button on the remote to release the calf. When the chute is empty, the laser eye activates the closing of the front gate. After this gate is closed, the split tailgate opens automatically to allow the next calf to enter the chute. Once the calf has entered, the laser eye detects that the chute is loaded and it closes the tailgate. This lets the roper to return to the box with a calf loaded and ready for the next run. This Fully Automatic Chute allows the roper to spend more time roping, and less time reloading the chute. As an added feature, a dial on the chute’s control box gives ropers the ability to delay the opening of the front release gate, allowing the roper time to get ready for the run after pushing the release button. The timing of this delay can be set from approximately 3 to 30 seconds. Priefert’s Automatic Calf Roping Chute can also be set to function in semi-automatic mode, with each function of the chute corresponding to a different button on the remote. The remote control unit is compact and easily fits in a pocket or in the optional belt clip-holder (sold separately).
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