Hoof trimming chute 1000-1 / Bull Chute

  • Specially developed for bulls and larger beef cattle from 500kg up to 2000kg
  • Efficient and ergonomic hoof support system for front and back legs
  • All functions are fully hydraulic
  • Adjustable working height for optimal working posture
  • Low noise level
  • Front doors open inwards and outwards (90 degrees in, 90 degreed out = 180 degrees in total)
  • Serial hydraulic system, which allows multiple operations at the same time
SKU: 0101000-1KVK Category:

Product benefits

Ergonomic work posture

The 1000-1 hoof trimming chute enables the hoof trimmer to work in an ergonomic position while hoof trimming.

Specially developed for bulls and larger beef cattle

The size of this hoof trimming chute is adapted to cattle from 500 kg up to 2000 kg.

Animal welfare

Developed with special focus on the anatomy of the cow to ensure low stress and comfort for the cow during hoof trimming.

Very quiet

The 1000-1 is reduced to a minimum noise level (max. 64 dB during normal work) to ensure less noise for the animal and hoof trimmer while hoof trimming.

Product characteristics

The model 1000-1 hoof trimming chute is one of KVK’s five-star model with fully hydraulic functions specially customized for larger livestock, low noise components and with a focus on optimal comfort for hoof trimmer as well as livestock. This hoof trimming chute is primarily used by professional hoof trimmers and bull stations.
The model 1000-1 meets the highest standard for fast and efficient hoof care and is the optimal solution for today’s demand in hoof trimming. It is designed to perform hoof care on livestock weighing between 500 and 2000kg, while providing the animals with optimal comfort during the hoof trimming.

The model 1000-1 hoof trimming chute has fully hydraulic functions which all are overload protected to minimize the risk of injuries or stains to the animal during hoof trimming. The hydraulic functions are:

  • Front winch
  • Front gate
  • Back gate
  • Double belly bands
  • Lifting and lowering the whole chute
  • Four winches; one for each leg
  • Control of the claw fixation plates
    • in / out
    • left / right

The KVK model 1000-1 uses a serial hydraulic system, which allows for multiple operations of the functions at the same time making the chute highly efficient.
The front doors are designed to open both inwards and outward (90 degrees inwards, 90 degrees outwards = 180 degrees in total). When closing the doors from the inside towards the outside, you meet the movement of the cow, and the cow is not stopped abruptly by sideways moving doors. Opening the front doors outwards when the cow leaves the chute allows for a large and fully open exit way without any visible obstacles.

Hoof support system
The unique KVK hoof support system allows for the hoof trimmer to use both hands for optimal workflow and more precise trimming and ensures that the hoof is fixed with a minimal discomfort for the cow. The hoof support plates firmly fixate the hoof, so the hoof trimmer can look at the hoof from above creating a better overview of the hoof. The hoof support system creates a rigid background for the hoof trimmer to trim against, which contributes to a more precise and safe trimming. This combined with the individual adjusted height of the chute, enables a more natural ergonomic upright working posture for the hoof trimmer.

Optimal working conditions
The KVK model 1000-1 hoof trimming chute is designed and development on the basis of more than 50 years of experience. Particular attention is paid to ensure an ergonomic correct working posture for the hoof trimmer, which means that the chute can be adjusted to an individual working height. This will provide the hoof trimmer with a more comfortable posture during a long day of work.

The model 1000-1 is equipped with 5 LED lamps strategically placed above each hoof and over the front door. The lights automatically turn off, when the chute is lowered and turn on when it is lifted. This is to ensure a less stressful environment for the cows. When the cow enters the chute the 4 lights placed above the hoofs are off and the light at the front door is on, so the cow is drawn towards the front door and into the chute. All lights can also be turn on, which is useful during washing and maintenance, especially in areas with minimal light available.

To create an optimal workflow the model 1000-1 has easy access to the holders for hoof trimming equipment, which are placed close to the working areas above the hooves. The heating cabinet allows for storage of glue, mixing tips, glue dispensing gun and bandages. The heating cabinet ensures the right temperature for the glue, since it automatically turns on, when the temperature drops below 18 degrees.

PLC – data overview of your chute
The KVK model 1000-1 is The KVK model 800-1 is equipped with a PLC screen (Programmable Logic Controller), which provides the user with data about the chute. On the PLC screen you are able to keep track of the number of cows, that have been trimmed: per herd, daily or in total. The PLC also enables you to see the total amount of operating hours for the chute, and it will inform you of the need for service.
If an electrical fault occurs, such as an activated stop button, the screen will inform you about this, so you are able to correct it and resume work.

Animal welfare
The KVK model 1000-1 provides the hoof trimmer with a chute with high focus on animal welfare and comfort during the hoof trimming. Ensuring a low-stress environment for the cow during hoof trimming allows for a better workflow, and therefor is a high priority in the design of a KVK chute. The model 800-1 is equipped with components that helps reduce the noise level, max. 64 dB during normal work, to ensure a stress reduced environment for the livestock during hoof trimming.
All hydraulic functions are damped by hydraulic pressure to make sure that lifting the cow and fixating the hoof in the hoof support system is carried out in the most gentle and stress-reduced way possible.

Technical information

The 1000-1 hoof trimming bull chute meets the strict requirements of the Machinery Directive:
Directive 2006/42/EC
Annix 1 Essential Health and Safety Reguirements:
DS/EN 60204-1
DS/EN ISO 13849-1
Directive 2004/108/EC

hereby our products are CE approved.

A standard model 1000-1 includes the following
Hydraulic front winchYes
Front gate open/closehydraulic
Back door open/closehydraulic
Double belly bandhydraulic
Lifting/lowering of the chutehydraulic
Leg winch all 4 legshydraulic
Adjustable hoof support plate (in/out, right/left)hydraulic
Individual working heightYes
Mechanical brakeYes
Led working lights5 pcs
Heating cabinetYes
Hot-dip GalvanizedOptional extras
Green powder coating with a zink baseYes
Transport wheels4 (2x front and 2x back)
Gallow with socketYes
Knives holders2 pcs.
Cup holder1 pcs
Hot air gun holder1 pcs
Rubber floor matYes
Hoof support systemYes
Socket3 pcs
General information
Length x width305 x 160 cm
Height with gallow230 cm
Lowest possible transport height225 cm
Height, lifted with gallow285 cm
Height on wheels255 cm
Standing length
Front gate to backdoor
Front gate to cross bar
230 cm
210 cm
Weight1450 kg
Maximum lifting capacity at 150 barsChute: 4000 kg
Belly band (lift): 1200 kg
Belly band (hold): 2200 kg
Surface treatmentGreen powder coating with a zink base
Livestock, optimal weight500-2000 kg
Hydraulic and Electrical System
Electrical Motor5,5 kW
Hydraulic Pump unit max operating pressure180 Bar
Hydraulic system, working pressure30-150 Bar
Hydraulic OilStandard 32
Electrical controlIndividual adapted to country specifications
PLC, Info screen (operation data)Yes

Individual configuration
The surface of the 1000-1 is powder-coated as standard which enables a very easy cleaning after hoof trimming. As an alternative, this chute can also be supplied as a galvanized version. In addition to this option, the customer can choose from various extras such as cup holders, LED work lamps, different extra functions and more. On our webpage ww.kvk.dk you are able to build your own chute, so it meets your wishes and requirements.

Further information

Developed on the basis of many years of experience
The 1000-1 hoof trimming chute was developed with 50 years of experience. In order to continue and to meet current and future requirements, the KVK hoof trimming chutes go through constant tests and optimisation processes.

Maintenance and correct handling
KVK has summarised all the information you need to handle this hoof trimming chute properly in a manual is delivered together with the chute.

The right spare parts always at hand
If you need spare parts or have questions about the chute, do not hesitate to directly contact your personal KVK contact person. A list of spare parts can be found here and can be ordered individually and quickly, either independently or by arrangement.

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