Hoof trimming chute model 800-1 Powerpack
- The powerpack power-system allows the chute to be workable all over the world
- 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
- Stable and continuous electric current performance
- PLC control unit, which gives the user data about the chute
The hoof trimming chute model 800-1 Powerpack is KVK’s five-star hybrid model with fully hydraulic functions, quiet components and with a strong focus on optimal comfort for the trimmer as well as the cow. This hoof trimming model is mainly used by professional hoof trimmers where the electrical current is lower than 260V on a single phase.
Model 800-1 Powerpack meets the highest standard for fast and efficient hoof care and is the optimal solution for today’s demand in hoof trimming. It has been developed and designed to perform hoof care on cattle weighing between 200 and 900 kg – while providing the animals with optimal comfort during trimming.
KVK’s Powerpack system
The unique powerpack system has been developed to create stable power even at lower electrical current then 260V with a single phase system. The chute can be used simple by connecting it to an ordinary household outlet and achieving the same efficient and stable operation of the chute as with a power outlet with a three phase 400V system. This is only possible with the help of the specially designed powerpack system, where the electrical current is accumulated and used, so that the chute can perform more than what may be available in the individual barn. This creates an even amperage where the speed and functions of the chute are not affected.
The motor is supplied by a large battery pack mounted on the chute, which allows operation of the chute without the use of electricity for shorter periods of time. This can be an advantage during set-up and loading of the hoof trimming chute.
Fully hydraulic functions
The model 800-1 hoof trimming crush has fully hydraulic functions, which all are overload protected to minimize the risk of injuries or stains to the animal during the trimming. The hydraulic functions are:
- front winch
- front door
- back door
- double belly bands
- lifting and lowering the chute
- four winches; one for each leg
- control of the plates for the hoof support system
– in / out
– left / right
The KVK model 800-1 Powerpack 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 degress 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 fix 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 800-1 hoof trimming crush is designed and development on the basis of more that 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.
The model 800-1 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 800-1 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 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 operationg hours for the chute, and it will inform you of the need for service.
In 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.
The KVK model 800-1 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 functioned 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.
The 800-1 Powerpack 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 800-1 POWERPACK includes the following
|Hydraulic front winch
|Front gate open/close
|Back door open/close
|Double belly band
|Lifting/lowering of the chute
|Leg winch all 4 legs
|Adjustable hoof support plate (in/out, right/left)
|Individual working height
|Led working lights
|Green powder coating with a zink base
|4 (2x front and 2x back)
|Gallow with socket
|Hot air gun holder
|Rubber floor mat
|Hoof support system
|Length x width
|295 x 150 cm
|Height with gallow
|Lowest possible transport height
|Height, lifted with gallow
|Height on wheels
Front gate to backdoor
Front gate to cross bar
|Maximum lifting capacity at 150 bars
|Chute: 4000 kg
Belly band (lift): 900 kg
Belly band (hold): 1600 kg
|Green powder coating with a zink base
|Livestock, optimal weight
|Hydraulic and Electrical System
|Hydraulic Pump unit max operating pressure
|Hydraulic system, working pressure
|Suitable for all power types from 110V up to 260V AC 50/60HZ
|PLC, Info screen (operation data)
The surface of the 800-1 Powerpack 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.
Developed on the basis of many years of experience
The 800-1 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 which 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.