Winner of the Prestigious Henty Machinery Field Days
"Machine of the Year - 2016"

What is Back Up Charlie?

Back Up Charlie is a flexible sheep movement system. It consists of a forcing yard leading into a dual race for movement into sheep handlers, crutching plants, scanning machines and a lot of other applications requiring a constant flow of sheep. The forcing race can be in a straight line or turn 180 degrees to a bugle formation and anywhere in between.

 
 

Specifications

  • 6 Flexible panels blanked for race
  • 6 Flexible centre panels with Back Up Charlie hock bars
  • 6 Mesh panels for race
  • 7 Adjustable joining sections for race
  • 2 Joining sections for forcing pens
  • 2 Blanked panels 1 with dog hole for forcing pen
  • 2 Mesh panels 1 with dog hole for forcing pen
  • 1 back gate
  • 1 spring loaded access gate
  • The race will hold 20+ 70kg ewes and forcing pen the same

How does Back Up Charlie work?

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Light Weight

Light weight hock
bars, designed to stop
backwards movement

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Double Race

Works as lane ways side by side
drawing the sheep along

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Dog Holes

Easy access dog

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Low Hock Bars

Hock bars are below animals
eye level to encourage
forward movement

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Closed In Panel

Closed in left hand panel to
prevent livestock baulking

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Spring Loaded

Spring loaded gate
for ease of access

Demonstration Dates

A flexible sheep movement system