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Q-Catch 87 Series Portable Cattle Chute & Alley

Arrowquip's portable cattle chute and alley in a field with cows

Portable Cattle Chute & Alley that is made to move


Weight: 3870 lbs.

Dimensions: 58" Wide x 96" High x 265" Long (When set up.)

Product Code: 878

* Head Holder Optional

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The new Q-Catch 87 Series Portable Cattle Chute & Alley gives you consistently safe and efficient cattle handling no matter where you're working cattle. From the new electric jacks and 8’ Easy Flow Adjustable Cattle Alley section, to the rubber floors you’ve been asking for, everything on this system has been designed with cattle flow and ease of use for operators in mind. With the new 3E head gate design and Easy Flow Alley removable panels, you can utilize natural cattle behavior to keep your herd flowing in the right direction.

You can do it all with this portable duo, and take your cattle handling system anywhere you need it with ease. This compact system has been redesigned with an improved towing setup to ensure you’re in for the smoothest ride possible, every time.

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Q-Catch 87 Series cattle chute side view
  • Q-Catch 87 Series Manual Cattle Chute

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

  • Easy Flow Alley

    The new and improved Easy Flow Adjustable Cattle Alley now comes with two removable panels that let you decide what your cattle see to improve flow. The alleys narrow down to the center and are cradle-shaped to ensure that your cattle keep moving forward in a smooth, straight line.

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Looking at the top of the portable cattle chute and alley
  • New Electric Jacks [PATENT-PENDING]

    The redesigned jack system lifts the unit from the back of the alley with the push of a button. The electric jacks feature a 24V system, powered by two maintenance-free 12V Arrowquip AGM batteries connected in series. The new electric jack system can lift and lower the unit in under two minutes. A secondary bulldog jack at the front of the chute simplifies the process of hooking the unit up to your towing vehicle.

  • Designed for Portability

    The portable cattle chute and alley is designed to be portable. The enhanced frame boasts 2" x 6" beams at the top and 3" x 3" beams at the bottom for structural integrity. Additionally, the improved hitch has an added gusset for support, multiple height options, and the wheels are easily installed and removed with two pins.

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  • Yellow cattle head holder fully closed

    Third-Generation Cattle Head Holder [Patented]

    For the best cattle head control, look to the third generation of the Q-Catch Head Holder. This model is heavier, stronger, and more durable than before. The cattle head holder clamps around the cattle’s neck to hold the head immobile, allowing the rancher safe, up-close access. Featuring a patented single lever push-pull operation, the cattle head holder simplifies any procedure.

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  • Sternum Bar - Sheeted

    Sternum Bar

    The sternum bar keeps your cattle standing during stressful procedures by supporting the sternum to prevent them from laying down. The new sternum bar comes sheeted to eliminate hoof traps and can be installed with only two bolts.

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  • Trimming bar for Arrowquip cattle chutes

    Trimming Bar

    The trimming bar keeps cattle contained when both side doors on the chute are open. This simple and effective option can be installed or removed from the chute with just 4 bolts, and can be adjusted to accommodate cattle of different sizes

  • Cattle Weigh Platform | Main Image | Arrowquip Cattle Equipment

    Scale Platform

    The Scale Platform is custom designed for the 8’ Adjustable Easy Flow Alley section of the portable cattle chute and alley. For easy installation, 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 as they move through the handling system.

  • Cattle Scale Equipment | Arrowquip Cattle Equipment

    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.

  • Portable manuals jacks

    Manual Jacks

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

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Q-Catch 87 Series Portable Cattle Chute & Alley Specifications

CAD drawing of the portable cattle chute and alley
  • 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

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Q-Catch 87 Series Portable Cattle Chute & Alley Reviews

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  • 5 Todd Newell

    Interested in the difference between q -87 and q74 series

    • 0 Arrowquip Team

      Hi Todd, here is a video showing the differences between the Q-Catch 87 Series and the 74 Series!

  • 5 Bill Webb

    The Q-87 portable chute and alley is one of my best purchases in some time. We have found it to be the safest way to vaccinate any and all of our beef animals from calves to bulls. When they enter the alley and are weighed they remain calm going thru the chute and are restrained for shots and wormer application. It has given us as well as the cattle a far superior sense of safety than what we were used to. Really are satisfied with this purchase !

  • 0 Bill Webb

    I am really pleased with my new portable Q 87 cattle chute and alley. It makes working the cows, calves and bulls much easier as well as much safer. I have been maintaining this herd since 1984 and this is my first chute of any kind. The cattle move through and stay calm from entry til exit. Also I have the Gallagher herd management and weigh system. This combination is really a great system. This past Saturday we ran them all through for vaccinations, weighing and wormer application and it was another enjoyable experience using this setup. Thank You Arrowquip !!!

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