Hamilton Sheep Handler

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Last seen: 01/12/2020 - 21:19
Joined: 09/23/2011 - 16:27

Hamilton Sheep Handler

G'day Guys, I have just purchased a second hand Hamilton double sided sheep Handler to assist in the husbandry tasks for our small flock of Dorpers. I know it is a long shot; but, would anyone happen to have a user manual that they could scan and send to me? I have searched high and low for something on the Internet with no luck. The handler is in great condition and doesn't seem to have done much work. I would like to understand what adjustments and maintenance is recommended as opposed to the tired old method of learning from mistakes. Cheers Craig
Last seen: 03/08/2018 - 21:05
Joined: 07/23/2015 - 11:52

Craig,

 

I am trying to find some info on this as well.  I have a friend down south who is bringing me one up that needs a little repair.  I also have a few Dorpers that are proving difficult to handle. He has sent me a photo and from what little info I can find on the web it looks to be an early model.

 

Have you had any luck tracking down any info?

 

Cheers

 

Andrew

Last seen: 01/12/2020 - 21:19
Joined: 09/23/2011 - 16:27
Andrew, No information as yet and my first experiment was a bit of a disaster with the sheep jumping out as they were turned over almost damaging legs etc. I adjusted what I could but they just weren't held tight enough. After running half a dozen through with no success I put it aside to have a think about it. It had been used for goats and mechanically it seems fine. What I don't know is what is missing if anything. perhaps when yours arrives we can compare notes. I'll take some photos on the weekend and perhaps a video of how mine looks and works. Until of course I put the sheep in. Haha. I was thinking of some sort of restraint strap until I figure out what is wrong. in theory it should make life easier! Cheers Craig