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Q-Catch 87 Series Portable Cattle Chute, Alley and Tub

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Fully portable cattle handling system you can take anywhere

Product Code: 8718
Product Features | Product Specifications

4 models available:
3E BudFlow® [18' Alley]| Crowding Tub [18' Alley]| 3E BudFlow® [8' Alley]| Crowding Tub [8' Alley]

6 Options Available

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The NEW Q-Catch 87 Series portable cattle chute, alley and tub features Arrowquip's signature cattle handling components in a compact and convenient portable unit. Available in multiple options, the new lineup of Q-Catch 87 Series portable cattle handling equipment provides ranchers with the flexibility to get the job done, no matter where it needs to happen.

Taking portable cattle handling to the next level, Arrowquip has introduced a new option, their very first FULL portable system. This new model features an 18' alleyway to improve the way cattle flow through the system. Combining these two cradle-shaped Easy Flow Alley sections with the low-sheeted tub and Q-Catch 87 Series cattle chute that feature our patent-pending 3E components will ensure cattle will flow through your system with ease.

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Product Features

  • Top view of portable cattle chute and working system with collapsible cattle tub prepared for towing

    Engineered For Transport

    Towing is one of the biggest differences in the new portable cattle handling system. The entire unit folds up into a compact and secure package for travel, ensuring your equipment will get to your destination safely. The enhanced frame features 2" x 6" beams on the top, and 3" x 3" beams on the bottom for structural integrity, and setup when you get to your location only takes a matter of minutes with our NEW fully Hydraulic Jack system.

  • Drop-down bar from needle door.

    Even More Compact Collapsible Tub

    The collapsible tub on all Arrowquip portable cattle handling units has been completely redesigned to be truly compact. The tub is folded in a way that shortens the unit by up to 5' 8" when towing. This brilliant engineering has made the NEW 18' alley portable unit the same length as the previous Q-Catch 86 Series Portable Cattle Chute, 8' Alley & Tub model was!

  • Easy Flow adjustable cattle alley side image with two blinders on one side opposite side

    NEW 18' Easy Flow Alley

    The NEW 18' Alley section turns your portable cattle chute, alley and tub into a fully portable handling system. By providing enough space for you to move all cattle out of the tub and into the alley, it provides the capacity you need to move your cattle though the system without having to stop and start the flow of cattle repeatedly.

    The Easy Flow Cattle Alley sections are equipped with our patent-pending 3E technology which helps to draw cattle in the right direction using light. Two removable panels on each alley section can be moved into multiple positions to control what cattle see, giving you enhanced control of cattle movement.

    Also available in an 8' alley model.

  • Side profile of Q-Catch 87 Series cattle chute with palpation cage

    Q-Catch 87 Series Cattle Chute

    You'll have maximum control, safety, and efficiency even when you're working cattle alone with the NEW Q-Catch 87 Series at the front of the system. The world's quietest manual cattle chute is at your fingertips, so you're guaranteed a quiet cattle handling experience anytime, anywhere.

3E BudFlow® vs Crowding

The new 3E BudFlow® system allows cattle to see more light, which enhances flow through your handling system. The 3E BudFlow tub is designed to work with natural cattle behaviour by providing them with extra space to prevent stops and encourage cattle to move into the alley seamlessly.

The 180° Crowding Tub provides effective cattle movement from the tub into the alley. The sweep gate features a lock out to keep it from moving back towards the handler when crowding cattle into the alley.

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Hydraulic Jacks

Hydraulic hitch jack on the front of the portable cattle chute

The Q-Catch 87 Series portable cattle chute, alley, and tub is now available with hydraulic jacks. Our Innovations Team has worked diligently to introduce these jacks based on market feedback from consumers looking for an easier to use jack option.

The jacking system now features a 165 AMP Power Unit, 12V battery with 200 AMP breaker to protect the power unit, and military grade 12W Solar Panel that keeps the battery in optimum condition with constant pulse technology. Both the main jack and front hitch jack are powered by the hydraulic jacks, and the selector valve allows the operator to control which jack is being raised or lowered. The unit is easily charged with the terminals on the side of the power unit, and includes a custom designed hydraulic manifold for accurate flow division and load hold.

- Lift and lower the unit easily with a fully 165 AMP hydraulic jacking system
- Main jack and front hitch jack are both hydraulically powered for faster setup and tear-down
- 12-watt military grade solar panel uses pulse technology to keep the battery in optimum condition
- Powered by a 12V Battery with 200-amp breaker to protect the motor
- Terminals located on the outside of the box for easy charging and jumping
- Control pendant manages both jacks from a single point with a selector valve to switch between jacks
- Control pendant is magnetic and can be attached to the chute easily
- Jacks are contained in a sheet metal jack box which is powder-coated for longevity and durability
- Fully enclosed jack box features a hinged lid, latch, and optional lock for security purposes

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Product Specifications

  • New barred head gate design uses light to draw cattle into the chute
  • Q-Catch head gate operation handle can be situated anywhere along the side of the chute.
  • Curtain-style head gate opens to a full 30" top to bottom for cattle to exit the chute
  • Easy to use push-pull squeeze lever
  • Squeeze ranges from 29.5" fully open to 7.75" fully closed
  • The Q-Catch squeeze locking system features a dual friction lock with infinite adjustments
  • New Direct Drive system provides faster head gate response
  • Poly-coated slam latches eliminate metal clanging
  • Two rows of rump fingers ensure safety no matter the size of the animal
  • Poly-composite rump fingers are engineered to endure high pressure
  • Ambidextrous rolling door that can be operated from either side of the chute and is reversible
  • The rolling door running track is top-mounted, eliminating the issue of build-up
  • Vet door opens in both directions for a full 180° of maneuverability
  • Low-profile latch ensures the vet cage door will not swing to the inside of the chute when slammed shut
  • Swing-out top and bottom access doors can be used individually or together to access the entire animal
  • Side access panels are removable and can be configured in a variety of positions to suit your operation's needs
  • 12.75" top to bottom needle door access
  • New drop-down needle bar allows for quick injections
  • Rectangular tubing limits cattle bruising
  • Pivot and latch points feature poly bushings for silent operation
  • True virgin rubber flooring dampens sound and provides great traction
  • Rubber floor is backed by a lifetime guarantee
  • Head Gate locking pin adds safety when transporting the cattle chute, or completing maintenance
  • Both sides of the Easy Flow Alley can be adjusted from one side
  • Cradle-shaped Easy Flow Alley section ranges from 29.5" to 18" in width
  • Both side panels drop down fully, allowing the handler to access the animal in case of emergency
  • Safety latches on the Easy Flow Alley side panels add security and control when adjusting, and ensure the sides will not drop accidentally
  • Easy Flow alleys come with removable panels so you can control what cattle see in the alleyway
  • Single piece steel frame has been reinforced with new 2"x6" beams that run the length of the unit
  • The tub folds in on itself so that it is compact for transport
  • Tub measures just 44" wide when panels are folded in

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Available Models

  • Model: 3E BudFlow® [18' Alley]

    Weight: 5967-6034 lbs.

    Dimensions: 180" Wide x 95" High x 524" Long (When set up.)

    Towing Dimensions: 70" Wide x 108" High x 465" Long (With wheels and hitch.)

  • Model: Crowding Tub [18' Alley]

    Weight: 5605-5671 lbs.

    Dimensions: 140" Wide x 95" High x 524" Long (When set up.)

    Towing Dimensions: 70" Wide x 108" High x 465" Long (With wheels and hitch.)

  • Model: 3E BudFlow® [8' Alley]

    Weight: 5012-5078 lbs.

    Dimensions: 180" Wide x 95" High x 420" Long (When set up.)

    Towing Dimensions: 70" Wide x 108" High x 361" Long (With wheels and hitch.)

  • Model: Crowding Tub [8' Alley]

    Weight: 4650-4716 lbs.

    Dimensions: 140" Wide x 95" High x 420" Long (When set up.)

    Towing Dimensions: 70" Wide x 108" High x 361" Long (With wheels and hitch.)

Available Add-Ons / Options

  • 3rd Generation Q-Catch Cattle Head Holder in closed position

    Third-Generation Cattle Head Holder [Patented]

    If you need reliable cattle head control, look no further than the 3rd Gen Q-Catch Head Holder. This model is heavier, stronger, and more durable than its predecessor. Featuring a patented single lever push-pull operation, the cattle head holder simplifies any procedure. The head holder clamps around the cattle's neck to hold the head immobile and allow the rancher safe, up-close access.

    [ More Information on the Third-Generation Cattle Head Holder [Patented] ]
  • Sheeted sternum bar for cattle chutes

    Sternum Bar

    The sternum bar supports cattle to keep them standing during stressful procedures. It eliminates space at the bottom of the chute, and comes sheeted to eliminate hoof traps. For ease of use, the sternum bar can be installed with only two bolts.

    [ More Information on the Sternum Bar ]
  • Cattle Trimming Bar components for Arrowquip cattle chutes

    Trimming Bar

    The trimming bar is a simple and effective option to keep cattle contained when both side doors are in use. It can be adjusted to accommodate cattle of any size, and is easily installed or removed from the chute with just 4 bolts.

  • Heavy-duty aluminum cattle weigh platform

    Scale Platform

    The Scale Platform has been specially designed for the 8' Adjustable Easy Flow Alley section of the portable cattle chute, alley and tub. To make installation easy, the side panels can be lifted and held in place with the slam latches, allowing the operator to slide the Scale Platform underneath. These heavy-duty, 1/4" aluminum plates feature raised sides ensure cattle will not slip off, and allow you to quickly and effectively weigh your cattle.

  • Cattle Scale Mount Plates for Tru-Test and Gallagher load bars

    Scale Mount Plates

    Scale Mount Plates designed to support 23" alleyway load bars when using the Arrowquip Scale Platform. Designed to work with Gallagher and Tru-Test load bars.

  • Close-up view of rancher's hand on a manual jack winder for portable cattle chute

    Manual Jacks

    All Arrowquip portable cattle chutes and handling systems are available with the option of manual jacks if preferred.

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  • 5 Steve

    very good service, love my chute

  • 5 Cullen Bybee

    The 8708 is the easiest setup I've ever used. The ability to change between sizes in cattle on the fly and stay safe it a big plus. Would recommend to anyone. You definitely get what you pay for.

  • 0 Eric

    Best chute

  • 5 Brenda Anthony

    Our Arrowquip squeeze chute is the best chute we have used. We are older ranchers and needed a chute that is safe and easy to use. We can easily work our herd of 200 cows and calves safely and efficiently! We love the access doors on both sides of the chute and the ability to catch the cow from behind instead of in front of her. The rump bars are wonderful! No more sore hands from trying to reach the cow from small drop down bars AND no more hitting our heads on handles that stick out from the chute! The Arrowquip can squeeze a cow so she does not move. We absolutely love our Arrowquip squeeze chute with vet cage!

    • 0 Arrowquip Team

      Always glad to hear that you're able to run cattle safely and efficiently. Thank you for choosing Arrowquip!

  • 5 Robert Merryman

    Had arrowquip crushes for the last 12 years just bought a 74 series mobile handling system couldn’t be more happier with it makes handling cattle a joy arrowquip have thought about absolutely everything

    • 0 Arrowquip Team

      Happy to hear you're enjoying your system. Thank you for choosing Arrowquip!

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