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The General Hydraulic Chute

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The Best Hydraulic Cattle Working Chute for Feedlots and Cattle Farming Operations

Product Code: 5S-GEN
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Introducing The General hydraulic cattle chute. Finally, a feedlot quality cattle working chute that can do it all without compromise.

Our team of experienced cattle ranchers and engineers have crafted The General hydraulic chute with incredible attention to detail, reviewing every area meticulously for enhanced performance. Every inch of the chute has been designed with animal science at the forefront for better cattle flow, while providing the access and control you need to get the job done right.

The General is the culmination of 17 years of research, design, testing, and continuous improvement by the Arrowquip Innovations Team, resulting in the most reliable heavy-duty hydraulic chute the industry has ever seen. This chute is ready to take the big numbers of livestock seen in feedlots, and offers the access that cattle farmers need to complete their management tasks day in, and day out.

For your largest livestock, The General opens to a full 31.5” from top to bottom, and has a unique 3-way squeeze design that has never been seen before in the industry. The pivoting swing arm allows you to control the live floor and top-mounted squeeze to move between Parallel, V-Squeeze, or A-Squeeze as needed when processing your cattle from either side of the chute.



Why does the cattle industry need The General?

While there are plenty of hydraulic cattle chutes in the industry, there are no options that fully satisfy the needs of cattle producers in all sectors. Arrowquip’s resident ‘Mad Scientist’, Steve Langrell, and the Innovations Team have been working on ideas for The General for the last 17 years. The ideas and concept that they came up with formed the basis of The General, a completely unique and never before seen design for cattle producers of all types. Offering every point of access that the rancher needs, paired with the performance that feedlots operators need to manage the big numbers every day. Why The General you ask? Because this chute is designed for you.

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Product Features

  • Emergency side exit adds safety to The General heavy-duty chute

    Their Options are Our Standard

    Customization is great, but it also has its downsides when it means waiting for almost a year to see your new equipment hit the ground.

    With The General, our team of experts have reviewed the features that cattle producers and feedlots need and combined them to be the best standard model on the market. That means that The General you see on your dealer’s lot will have all the bells and whistles you could ask for, no matter where you’re looking.

    Why should you have to weigh the pros and cons of key features when you can have them as standard? The General comes standard with an XL Palpation Cage, Emergency Side Exit, 8 Drop-Down Access Panels, Split bottom gates, Hydraulic Control Swing Arm, and more, so you can process your cattle the way you need to without sacrifices.

  • Neck Extenders being used on the General

    Unique Neck Extender Design

    One of the main features of The General is the Neck Extenders. They provide excellent livestock control without interfering with the head catch, an issue that often occurs with other head restraints and stationary neck extenders.

    This new design lies completely flat against the head gate when not in use to prevent damage to the eyes that is seen with other cattle head control solutions. The infinite extension allows the Extenders to be used for livestock of any size, and the fine tuned feathering gently elongates the animal’s neck to control livestock regardless of head position.

    The Neck Extenders provide excellent head control by stretching the neck of the animal to keep them stationary for injections and treatments. The controls are mounted on the pivoting control arm, allowing the operator to engage the Neck Extenders alongside the other hydraulic cattle chute controls to cut down on processing speed.

  • Full side access to cattle with 8 drop-down panels, split bottom doors, and XL palpation cage on The General

    Unparalleled Cattle Access

    Cattle access is an essential part of any operation, but too often the feedlot quality chutes sacrifice access in the name of durability. Unlike the others, The General offers all of the access you could possibly need and more in a heavy-duty hydraulic chute. Offering 8 drop-down access panels, a dedicated pour-on area, split bottom access gates, an XL Vet Cage, and emergency access as standard features, The General takes cattle access to a whole new level.

    When it comes to side access, no chute beats The General. The 8 drop-down side access panels are small enough to be left down between animals, and sit flat against the chute to remain out of the way of handlers, while new split bottom access gates allow handlers safe and easy access for semen testing or nursing calves.

    In the event of an emergency, the entire side of the chute opens up for handlers to access the animal, and can be closed quickly with the double latch design. Two key design elements were to eliminate a bar on the frame for better branding access on the shoulder, and ensure the XL Vet Cage can be used in any squeeze setting for added flexibility. The XL Vet Cage also has no overhead bars for tall handlers and vets to work livestock without an issue.

    All of these access points mean you can access any point of the animal efficiently, safely, and without losing any of the heavy-duty chute construction your operation requires. With The General, you will never have to sacrifice access for sturdiness again.

  • A-Squeeze on the General

    Three Squeeze Styles in One Cattle Working Chute

    The General has a unique floating squeeze track and live floor that allows the handler to choose from three squeeze settings. Each setting has specific benefits, and allows handlers to choose the option that is best suited to handling their cattle for the temperament of the cattle.

    Parallel squeeze: The best way to create flow and draw into the chute is with a parallel squeeze. A large true rectangular squeeze provides livestock with plenty of space to enter the chute, and prevents untimely delays. Specifically when working large bulls and pregnant mommas, the chute opens to a full 31.5” from top to bottom to give them the room they need to walk into the chute without hesitation.

    V-Squeeze: Often known as the best way to hold cattle, a V-Squeeze supports the lower half of the animal to keep them upright in the chute. A V-Squeeze also conforms to the shape of the animal, which can be beneficial when squeezing large livestock.

    A-Squeeze: Unique to Arrowquip, the A-Squeeze offers a unique way to keep cattle from jumping or rearing up as they enter the chute. This is a great option for rowdy livestock, and allows producers to move quickly through other processing tasks.

    The General combines all three options in a single chute, providing added flexibility to process livestock in any way you need to, and rotate between options as desired when working a mixed batch of cattle.

The General far exceeded my expectations. This unit is just – wow. A beast.

- Landon Powe, Rancher -

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Product Specifications

  • Interlocking steel frame ensures the structural integrity of the unit, with a significant increase in strength over standard welds
  • Massive 5/8 plate gussets further enhance strength of the frame
  • Heavy-duty Delrin Rollers on Head Gate, Tail Gate, and Squeeze
  • Head Gate track built with 5/16 plate steel for enhanced strength
  • Rubber Cushions on the Head Gate help eliminate bruising on the shoulders
  • Strongest curtain-style Head Gate doors in the industry
  • 3E Head Gate and Tail Gate allow cattle to see more light for better flow
  • Steel floor pans topped with highly durable rubber floors
  • Hydraulic controls mounted on the pivoting swing arm
  • Top-mounted cylinders are easy to access
  • Completely eliminated linkages to reduce wear points
  • All parts that may wear are easily replaceable with bolt-on parts

Available Add-Ons / Options

  • Neck Extenders being used on the General

    Neck Extenders

    There's no need to worry about safety hazards with the Neck Extenders. With a unique design that lies completely flat against the head gate when not in use, catching cattle is easier than ever. Without interfering with the head catch, the Extenders gently elongate and stretch the animal’s neck to keep them stationary, giving you complete control to tag and treat livestock at a new level of efficiency. The Extenders are made for versatility and accommodate livestock of any size.

  • Sheeted sternum bar for cattle chutes

    Sternum Bar

    The Sternum Bar is a must-have addition to any cattle chute. When installed, the Sternum Bar supports the sternum and eliminates space at the bottom of the chute, preventing cattle from laying down and making processing faster and safer than ever. The Sternum Bar is quick and easy to install with two bolts and comes sheeted to eliminate hoof traps.

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  • Cattle Trimming Bar components

    Calf Restrainer Bar

    Safely restrain calves or gain added control of lively cattle with the Calf Restrainer Bar. Easy to use and simple to install, the Bar is attached to the inside of the cattle chute and mounted on the squeeze. The Bar tucks into the hip joint, immobilizing the hip and securely containing the smallest calf to the biggest bull. As an added safety measure when accessing livestock through the side access doors, operators can add a second Calf Restrainer Bar to the opposite side of the chute to brand, trim and band livestock with ease.

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    Portable Kit

    Take your chute where you need it with the Portable Kit. With a four-button easy-to-use control panel, heavy-duty hydraulic jacks quickly lift and lower your chute, making cleaning under it or preparing for travel effortless. The wheels are quick to install and easily bring your 14 HP Gas Power Pack along with the side rack.

  • Hydraulic Cattle Squeeze Chute Electric Power Pack | Arrowquip Cattle Equipment

    7.5 HP Electric Power Pack

    Have a quiet, reliable power source at-hand with the 7.5 HP Electric Power Pack. Virtually silent, the Electric Power Pack operates on 208/230 VAC and features 1000 PSI relief, a 15-gallon tank and runs at 10.9 GPM.

  • Hydraulic Cattle Squeeze Chute Gas Power Pack | Arrowquip Cattle Equipment

    14 HP Gas Power Pack

    Bring your power source wherever you go with the 14 HP Gas Power Pack. The high-powered Gas Power Pack allows you to process your entire herd, wherever they may be. Featuring a 5” sight glass, 1000 PSI relief and a baffled reservoir, this Gas Power Pack has a 15-gallon tank and runs at 13 GPM.

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