Hoof trimming chute model 650-SP2

  • Easy and simple to operate
  • KVK hoof support system
  • Adjustable working height
  • Low demand for maintenance
  • High focus on animal welfare
SKU: 010650-SP2KVK Category:

Product benefits

Easy and simple to operate

Designed with simple hydraulic and manual function for easy operation

Hydraulic adjustable working height

Adjustable working height provides a good working posture making it easier to trim for longer periods of time

KVK Hoof Support System

Rigid hoof support plates that allow for gentle fixation of the hoof and good overview for trimming.

Low demand for maintenance

Fully galvanised and therefore very resistant towards aggressive environments

Product characteristics

The KVK Model 650-SP2 is an on-farm solution that is easy and simple to operate, while at the same time giving you the feeling of working like a professional. The chute is developed and designed to meet today’s growing demand for hoof trimming, while providing a high comfort to the hoof trimmer and livestock during the hoof trimming. The 650-SP2 is designed to perform hoof trimming of livestock between 200-900kg.

The KVK hoof support system
The unique KVK hoof support system provides a rigid surface to trimming against allowing for the hoof trimmer to use both hands for optimal workflow and more precise trimming. The hoof support plates can be manually adjusted in length and heigh making sure the hoof is support in the best way possible, which is important in the treatment or application of a block on the hoof.

Essential hydraulic functions
The model 650-SP2 is equipped with the essential hydraulic functions. The legs of the cow are lifted with help from the hydraulic winches and placed on the hoof support plates. During the lifting process the leg sleeves allow for an easy and gentle fixation. The hydraulic double belly band system provides comfort and stability for the livestock during treatment. The double belly band system also offers the possibility of using the chute for other treatment purposes.

Easy and simple to operate
The design of the 650-SP2 with a hydraulic lifting system, which can be individually adjusted, provides you with a good working posture during the trimming – making it easier for you to trim for longer periods of time. The chute is equipped with rubber plates under the feet, which makes it very stable and help reduce noise.
The side-hinged backdoor is designed to be part of the barrier when guiding the livestock into the chute, while open it blocks the flight route of the cow to the right side. At the same time the side-hinged back door enables the usage of the back door for storage purposes creating an easy access to the equipment needed for trimming such as knives, bandages etc.
The four LED working lights placed above all hooves gives a great view of the working area during the trimming, which is very important in the detection of illnesses.

Easy maintenance
The hoof trimming chute model 650-SP2 is fully galvanised making the surface of the chute very durable and therefore very resistant towards aggressive environments, which can be found on farms.
The floor of the chute is covered in a special rubber mat, which is very durable and made of a material which can withstand the usage of strong cleaning detergents. Furthermore, the rubber mat is designed with a non-slip surface and a technology the absorbs the weight of the cow into the mat, making it ideal for securing the footing of the cows.
The back of the floor is designed with a grid, so that faeces will not accumulate on the floor of the chute making it slippery and securing that the hoof is not covered in faeces and making it cleaning-friendly.

Animal welfare
The 650-SP2 is developed and designed on the basis of the anatomy and movement of the cow, trying to make the chute as suitable as possible for the livestock undergoing trimming. Therefore, animal welfare and comfort have and will always be one of the key values in our development of our hoof trimming chutes.
On this basis, the manual front gates are designed to “catch” the animal in its movement into the chutes, while the gates open from the inside towards the outside. Therefore, the animal is not stopped abruptly in its movement. The opening and closing of the front gates are done manually by using the two different handles placed on top of the chute above the front gate. Furthermore, the front gate is individually adjustable in width, so it fit both smaller and larger livestock.
The front and back leg suspension are placed at an angle, which takes the cow’s natural movement into account and therefore does not put extra strain on joints and tendons, because it doesn’t force the cow’s legs into extreme positions.
All components on the chutes are handpicked to minimize noise, this can help reduce the stress levels for the cow, which creates a better cow-flow and working environment for cow and hoof trimmer.

Technical information

The 650-SP2 hoof trimming chute is CE approved, while it meets the strict requirements of the Machine Directive:

  • Directive 2006/42/EC-
  • Annex I Essential Health And Safety Requirements
  • S/EN 60204-1
  • DS/EN ISO 13849-1
  • Directive 2004/108/EC

 

A standard model 650-SP2 includes the following
Hydraulic front winchOptional extra
Front gate open/closemanual
Back door open/closemanual
Double belly bandhydraulic
Lifting/lowering of the chutehydraulic
Leg winch all 4 legshydraulic
Adjustable hoof support plate (in/out, right/left)manual
Individual working heightYes
Mechanical brakeOptional extra
Led working lights4 pcs.
Heating cabinetOptional extra
Hot-dip GalvanizedYes
Transport wheels4 (2x front and 2x back)
Gallow with socketYes
Knife holders3 pcs.
Cup holder1 pcs
Hot air gun holderoptional extra
Rubber floor matYes
Hoof support systemYes
Socket2 pcs.
General information
Length x width250 x 160 cm
Height with gallow210 cm
Lowest possible transport height210 cm
Height, lifted with gallow250 cm
Height on wheels230 cm
Standing length
Front gate to backdoor
Front gate to cross bar
195 cm
175 cm
Weight840 kg
Maximum lifting capacity at 150 barsChute: 3000 kg
Belly band (lift): 720 kg
Belly band (hold): 1600 kg
Surface treatmentHot dip galvanized
Livestock, optimal weight200-900 kg
Hydraulic and Electrical System
Electrical Motor2,2 kW
Hydraulic Pump unit max operating pressure180 Bar
Hydraulic system working pressure30-150 Bar
Hydraulic OilStandard 32
Electrical controlIndividual adapted to country specifications

 

Individual configuration
You can choose from a variety of extras such as cup holders, knife holders, rubber belly band, mechanical breaks for the legs etc. On our webpage ww.kvk.dk you are able to build your own chute, so it meets your wishes and requirements.

Further information

Functionality & animal welfare
The from KVK efficient choof fixation plate system supports the Hooftrimmer with the functional hoof care and protects the to be treated animal. The hydraulic Hoof fixation plates ensure that the hoofs are firmly fixed and the Hooftrimmer can look at the hoof from above. This enables a natural feeling of work.

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

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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Aaron was introduced to the dairy industry in 2000 after serving 4 years in the United States Navy when he took a job on a small dairy farm. It was on this farm that he found his passion for working with cows. Fascinated with many aspects of the farm, he took a particular interest in hoof trimming and decided to start his hoof trimming business in 2004. After completing a course on the Dutch Method Aaron continued to study the anatomy and bone structure of the bovine hoof to refine his hoof trimming style, called “The Balance Method”. In 2014 Aaron founded Midwestern Hoof Trimming School and has since been requested to consult for large dairy farms worldwide. Aaron has trained hundreds of hoof trimmers with various skill sets, from beginners to veteran professionals, on The Balance Method. He has been selected to speak at conferences and universities globally and has hosted workshops in 7 different counties. Aaron continues to exercise his passion as an active hoof trimmer and services several local top dairy farms in Wisconsin.
Aaron is a husband, a father of 6, and a grandfather. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, and fishing. His other passions include woodworking and primitive skills.

Contact information: midwesternhoofcare@gmail.com

Intracare improves the health and well-being of animals, plants and consumers. Our innovative strength creates sustainable growth and financial returns for farmers and businesses.
The Intra Hoof & Skin Care programme is scientifically proven to realize lameness below 5% and is safe for the user, animal and environment.

Its practical protocol and convenience to use sets the fresh green standard for hoof trimmers and dairy farmers. Intracare is the only company with non-antibiotic veterinary medicines to cure digital dermatitis with a gel or aerosol spray. Complementary footbath and spray products have been developed for full herd maintenance.

Intra Hoof-fit Technology includes chelated organic minerals and a firm adhesion. Production under GMP pharma conditions guarantees a consistent high product quality.

Sophie was born and educated in Australia, with a background of agriculture and livestock. She now lives in Sweden and has worked as an animal science researcher for the Swedish University of Agriculture for 16 years (during which time she gained her PhD). Her research activities included a wide range of cattle and pig industry funded projects relevant to improving farm animal welfare during handling, transport and at slaughter, and its link to improved product quality. She also started a company based on her livestock experiences both in Australia and Sweden, where she has conducted both consultation services and practical workshops, promoting low stress handling of cattle, pigs, and sheep. She has delivered over a 100 practical handling courses throughout Scandinavia, where both people and livestock attended.

Piet Kloosterman is a world-renowned and well respected Dutch hoof trimming trainer. He was born and raised on a farm in Friesland and worked from 1980 – 2017 as an instructor/ trainer in Dairy Husbandry at Practical Training Centre (IPC/ PTC +/ DTC) in Oenkerk, The Netherlands. In 1988 he became Head of the Hoof Trimming Department of the Training Centre, training hoof trimming in a wide range of countries over the world.

The main subject for training is hoof trimming in the “Dutch Method” developed by Mr. E. Toussaint Raven from the Veterinairy Faculty of Utrecht. The method is adopted and tutored by the Training Centre Oenkerk to agricultural students, farmers, farm workers, veterinarians and professional hoof trimmers (Diploma course), not only in the Netherlands but also abroad. The Training Centre Oenkerk is an international college for practical training in animal husbandry and grasslandmanagement. Location Oenkerk was the international college for Dairy Husbandry and training goats, sheep and horses.

Piet started international hoof care courses in 1986 in Ireland and from 1987 regularly in the UK (Farmkey, later Genus). He worked for the last 25 years closely with Embryonics in the UK. He was the Secretary and founder of the Dutch Hoof Trimmers Association for 17 years and is a regular visitor of the International Symposia of Lameness in Ruminants, North American congresses of the Hoof Trimmers Association and the annual meetings of the NACFT (UK hoof trimmers association).

Hobbies: ice skating, reading, hiking, traveling

Contact information: mailpietkloosterman@gmail.com

Intracare improves the health and well-being of animals, plants and consumers. Our innovative strength creates sustainable growth and financial returns for farmers and businesses.
The Intra Hoof & Skin Care programme is scientifically proven to realize lameness below 5% and is safe for the user, animal and environment.

Its practical protocol and convenience to use sets the fresh green standard for hoof trimmers and dairy farmers. Intracare is the only company with non-antibiotic veterinary medicines to cure digital dermatitis with a gel or aerosol spray. Complementary footbath and spray products have been developed for full herd maintenance.

Intra Hoof-fit Technology includes chelated organic minerals and a firm adhesion. Production under GMP pharma conditions guarantees a consistent high product quality.

Kurt Bach is a veterinarian employed by Viking Denmark, where he works with development, teaching and advice in better hoof health in dairy cows. Kurt is a trained farmer and trained as a veterinarian in 2008, where he wrote a thesis on finding digital dermatitis in the milking parlor. From 2013 to 2018, Kurt has been employed as a lecturer and PhD student at the University of Copenhagen. Here he has primarily worked with ultrasound scanning of hooves and research into changes in the hooves around calving. Kurt has passed the Danish hoof trimmer exam and currently teaches the Danish hoof trimmer education.
Viking Denmark is Denmark's largest breeding association.

Jessie studied Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University from 2017 - 2021, with a focus on farm animals and public health. She performed her Masters program in Melbourne, Australia, where she did a 3 months research internship investigating the prevalence of Digital Dermatitis among cattle in Victoria, Australia. This work has been published in The Australian Veterinary Journal (10.1111/avj.12859). In 2018 she performed a research internship at Utrecht University to investigate different treatment approaches for digital dermatitis. This study is currently under review for publication. Next to claw health, she independently investigated the prevalence of udder cleft dermatitis and effect of a treatment with a copper- and zinc chelates spray. The results of study will be presented at the KVK Symposium.

Currently Jessie is working as a ruminant veterinarian in the South of the Netherlands. Besides cows, she treats sheep, goats and alpaca's. She is also really interested in horses, having 2 sporthorses, which she rides under the saddle (dressage, cross country and hunting). Besides horses, she’s owning a dog named Broome, a lovely Australian Shepherd.

Hobbies: Jessie loves spending time outdoors; trailrunning, mountainbiking and road cycling. 

Mail: jessiehesseling@live.nl