Friday, 26 February 2021 14:55

Real handy in all situations

Written by  Mark Daniel
The Handypiece Pro features variable speeds from 2400 - 3500rpm, typically carrying out dagging, crutching and trimming cows' tails at a mid-speed of 2700 rpm. The Handypiece Pro features variable speeds from 2400 - 3500rpm, typically carrying out dagging, crutching and trimming cows' tails at a mid-speed of 2700 rpm.

Listening to customers across all sectors of agriculture helps the Handypiece team design and engineer options to make its unit better suited for each application. 

Inventor Dave Short says as part of the development process, any trial modifications are tested by experienced users, meaning if a perfectionist shearer is happy with the performance of the machine under load and at a selected speed, then farmers and farm workers will also be happy.

The standard Handypiece Pro, with the purple curly cord, remains the most popular style. It’s suitable for users of all abilities, on sheep, cattle, goats, deer, large dogs, horses, grass and plants.

A shearing style Handypiece, with a long straight cord, is designed for experienced users and shearers, with the extra cord length offering longer blows when shearing. It also allows a longer reach when TB testing deer, or when being used on animals held in a sheep handler.

The machines can be customised for left-handed users, or with the power cord exiting from the middle of the motor, making it suitable for use by right and left-handed users. 

The Handypiece Pro features variable speeds from 2400 – 3500rpm, typically carrying out dagging, crutching and trimming cows’ tails at a mid-speed of 2700 rpm. Meanwhile, it offers a superior finish when shearing by running at the maximum speed.

Equipped with a brushless motor, the Pro units can crutch between 300 to 400 sheep from a single charge, while also weighing in at 100 grams lighter than a standard handpiece and developing less heat build-up.

Handypiece kits, supplied in a purpose-built carry bag, includes a 12 amp/hr lithium battery, charger, belt, holster and pouch, along with a 5-metre extension cord.

www.handypiece.co.nz

CD Field Days site G16a

More like this

Beauvais hits one million!

Massey Ferguson recently announced that its Beauvais factory in France has produced its 1,000,000th tractor, having started manufacturing tractors on the site 62 years ago, in late 1960.

Lending weight to milking cluster helps beat mastitis

Operating in conjunction with automatic cluster removal (ACR) and gently supporting the cluster, Lactalign is a relatively simple retrofitted device designed to counter the often-costly impact of uneven weight and vacuum distribution of a traditional milking cluster.

Making life easier

Many temporary sheep fencing systems can be troublesome, with reels jamming or breaking and the bugbear of silly hooks on the chains, which continuously catch on everything.

Krone adds VariPack to its baler range

The Krone VariPack Plus is a high-density, high-performance round baler comprising of four models – the VariPack V 165, V 165 XC, VariPack V 190 and V 190 XC.

National

GE review must be broader

OPINION: The Government's proposed review of genetic engineering needs to be widened to address its potential benefits to the agriculture…

New meat Guy

Former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has been appointed the new chair of the Meat Industry Association.

Machinery & Products

Making life easier

Many temporary sheep fencing systems can be troublesome, with reels jamming or breaking and the bugbear of silly hooks on…

Valtra's following grows

With the release of its N5 and T5 series of tractors, Valtra continues to expand its presence in the Australia-New…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

What's he hiding?

OPINION: A mate of the Hound's has pointed out a key fact missing from the letter to the editor, in…

Seriously?

OPINION: This old mutt is never surprised by the stupidity of local councils and their bylaws.

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter