automatic-calf-roping-chute

MSRP: $2,998
Item #: rccalfa
UPC: 726237060920
This remote-controlled calf chute is ideal for the practice arena because it virtually eliminates the need for extra chute help. *

~ Description ~

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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~ Features ~

  • Priefert Roping Chutes and accessories are the number one choice of professional ropers and top organizations.
  • Priefert Roping Chutes are the Official Chute of the PRCA, the National Finals Rodeo, the USTRC, the Priefert World Series of Team Roping, the NTRL, the George Strait Team Roping Classic, the BFI, and many more major roping organizations and events.
  • Priefert’s Calf Chute was designed and quality tested with the help of 8-time World Champion Calf Roper Roy Cooper.
  • Priefert’s Automatic Calf Roping Chute takes efficiency to a whole new level and is ideal for the practice arena because it virtually eliminates the need for extra chute help.
  • With the same basic design and functionalities of our larger chutes at a fraction of the cost, this chute is ideal for the roper who is only running calves.
  • All Priefert roping chutes are specifically engineered to be as quiet as possible. The unique braking system used to control the front release gate is set to virtually eliminate noise prevalent with competitor chutes.
  • The front release breaking system also “deadens” the gate as it pops to the full open position, with no backlash to potentially cause the calf to hesitate upon exit.
  • A quiet opening chute is important so that horses can be properly trained to queue off the rider’s command and not by the sound of banging head gates.
  • The built in Laser Eye detects the presence or absence of an animal in the chute.
  • A button on the back of the control box allows the user to turn choose between Fully Automatic and Semi-Automatic Mode. When the “Automatic” light is on, the chute is in Fully Automatic Mode, and when it is off, the chute is in Semi-Automatic Mode.
  • In Fully Automatic Mode, 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 animal 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.
  • In Semi-Automatic Mode, the roper or chute help pushes a single button to release the calf, a second button to close the front release, and individual buttons for both opening and closing the tailgate.
  • A dial on the chute’s control box can be set to delay the opening of the chute from 3-30 seconds after the remote button is pushed. This allows the roper to prepare for the run after pushing the release button.
  • Our preprogrammed Remote Control unit is compact and easily fits in a pocket or in the leather belt clip case (sold separately).
  • The bottom of the chute is sheeted to reduce the possibility of leg injuries and is narrow enough to discourage calves from turning around in the chute.
  • In manual mode, the spilt tailgate can be opened from either side of the chute and operates without ropes, pulleys or knee-knocking levers.
  • A 110 volt electrical outlet and a compressor (not included) capable of producing 90-100 lbs of air pressure and 3.2 CFM are required to activate the chute’s automatic front release and tailgate. Both electrical and air lines may be buried underground and run to the chute location.
  • Most ropers prefer to set the compressor in a place away from the pen or even put the compressor in a nearby building or insulated dog house to minimize sound.
  • In the event of a power loss, the RCCALFA can also be operated manually.
  • Bottom panels are constructed from galvanized sheet metal to provide extra protection against corrosion and rust, extending the life of the chute.

~ Specs ~

  • Overall Height: 44.5”
  • Overall Width: 21”
  • Inside Width: 14”
  • Overall Length: 63”
  • Weight: 233 lbs (All weights approximate)
  • Color: Priefert Blue
  • A 110 volt electrical outlet and a compressor (not included) capable of producing 90-100 lbs of air pressure and 3.2 CFM are required to activate the chute’s automatic headgate and tailgate
  • Draws 5 amps of electricity at peak

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