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The General Hydraulic Cattle Chute

The General Hero

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

Product Code: 5S-GEN
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Weight: 4083 lbs.

Dimensions: 65" w x 102" h x 134" l

6 Options Available

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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.


For more information on how The General heavy-duty hydraulic chute can improve your operation, visit us at Operation Arrowquip.

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

- Landon Powe, Rancher -

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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 not when it means waiting months for your new equipment. With The General, our experts combined the features cattle producers and feedlots need most including full, safe access, and easy-to-replace parts, into one standard model. The General has the durability, access, and functions you need because you shouldn't have to sacrifice key features when you can have them as standard.

  • Neck Extenders being used on the General

    Unique Neck Extender Design

    Get the best access and head control with Hydraulic Neck Extenders. By gently stretching the animal's neck forward, they are kept stationary for injections and treatments, regardless of their head position. Neck Extenders lie completely flat against the head gate when not in use to prevent possible damage to the eyes. Paired with fine-tuned feathering and infinite extension, they can be used for livestock of any size.

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

    Unparalleled Cattle Access

    The General offers the access you need in a heavy-duty hydraulic chute. With 8 drop-down access panels, a dedicated pour-on area, split bottom access gates for safe and easy access for semen testing or nursing calves, an XL Vet Cage, and emergency access as standard features, The General takes cattle access to a whole new level.

  • 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.

    Parallel squeeze: The best way to create flow from the alley into the chute.

    V-Squeeze: Known as the best way to hold and support cattle and accommodate larger animals, keeping them upright in the chute.

    A-Squeeze: Unique to Arrowquip, a great option for rowdy or nervous livestock prone to going up in the chute.

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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

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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.

  • The General hydraulic cattle chute portable wheel kit on the ground

    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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  • 5 Chris Gentry

    Here is my review for The General:
    We ran about 400 heifers through to preg check. And have run about 1900 head of 600# calves for tagging and dehorning. I’ve been running a Silencer. So it’s been a very biased run as I love my Silencer.
    I absolutely love that it’s lighter and about 8-10k cheaper. Much easier for us to move through the hills as we have many locations we use our chute.
    The neck extenders work much better than Silencer, hands down!
    The squeeze is better AND it doesn’t freeze down like silencer does.
    The lifting cylinders are better. We can hook and unhook this chute twice as fast!  Plus you can use them without finding hydraulic power as it’s already on board with the battery power. I love that much more than I thought I would.
    The head and rear gates are twice as fast as silencer on exact same hydraulic power (we use a tractor most of the time).
    Love that the hoses are all easily accessible should they ever leak and need changed. Looks very easy to do.
    The only thing Silencer might prevail on, is durability, as it seems to be built much “tougher”. Only time will tell on this.
    We have had a couple minor leaking issues, but have been quickly resolved through the dealer and Arrow.
    I highly recommend this chute!  I definitely prefer it over the Silencer on calves.

  • 5 Anthony

    The best

  • 0 Tracy

    This product has less man hours to operate.. perfect way to get the job finished much faster…

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