Ritchie Combi Clamp
Work Easier & Safer with the IMPROVED Combi Clamp
Take the backache out of sheep handling with the Ritchie Combi Clamp.
This revolutionary sheep handling system makes sheep handling easier, substantially reducing body stress for operators and animals.
The shepherd no longer has to struggle to restrain, hold or turn a sheep over for examination as the Combi Clamp operates “hands-free” allowing the shepherd time to deal with drenching, dagging, vaccinating or tagging all in one operation.
The innovative Combi Clamp system:
- Suitable for left or right-handed operators
- All steelwork hot-dip galvanized finish
Since 2009 the Combi Clamp has included galvanised sheet work on the ramp and a 3-way shedding gate with a sealed timber board on the clamp unit.
Your partner throughout the shepherding year
Capsuling and Vaccinating
Very efficient because the hands free operation of the RITCHIE Combi Clamp allows reloading of applicators while you release the current and capture the next sheep concurrently.
Vaccinating is a quick and easy operation as sheep can be slowed down and held briefly as a needle is inserted.
Usually vaccinating is done in conjunction with drenching or capsuling, if so then the vaccinating can easily be done in the approach race simply by removing the anti jump rails. Once again the RITCHIE Combi Clamp’s soft side with its wrap around effect is a great aid in preventing rearing or movement.
By activating the locking bar, the sheep can be held in place in a natural standing position while you trim the feet. No need to tip sheep over.
Fast operation. The RITCHIE Combi Clamp holds each sheep in the same position and allows ease of handling and control as animal movement is minimised once clamped. Because the operator is not in a race or pen situation with the sheep to administer the drench, the clamp greatly reduces physical stress on both the operator and animals.
Tagging / Ear Marking
The RITCHIE Combi Clamp allows easy access to the ears, whilst holding the sheep steady. This enables easy tag application, reading or age marking.
Physically demanding using conventional methods, the RITCHIE Combi Clamp enables you to restrain the sheep while standing at the head end. The operator can make the decision as to which sheep need to be caught, allowing the younger sheep to flow straight through.
Dagging / Crutching
With hands free operation and the clamps ‘Quick Catch and Release System’, the hand piece can be left running and ready between sheep. ‘Dirties’ are easily identified and caught, while leaving the clean sheep to pass through, eliminating the need to draft off the dirty sheep first before dagging etc.
The RITCHIE Combi Clamp means you can work on animals and draft all in one easy process, without having to run animals through the yards again.
The advantage of weighing with the RITCHIE Combi Clamp is that the machine is tared out, including the operator’s body weight, this enables the operator to carry out other procedures or condition score the animal while weighing.
Ritchie Combi Clamp
Ideal for dagging, drenching, vaccinating, ear tagging, etc
Portable unit with mechanical operation
Ergonomically designed for the operator
3 Way Powerdraft
The Ritchie 3 Way Powerdraft is a 3 Way Electronic Gate with Manual Override for the Combi Clamp.
Attaches easily to the exit end of the Combi Clamp
Operable from the working position at the clamp
Allows easy drafting to either side or a straight run through
Combi Clamp Trailer
The Ritchie Combi Clamp Trailer is full type-approved for road transport up to 750kg. The trailer features hydraulic ram lift/lowering of the wheels and can fit the Combi Clamp, 3-way shedder and lead up ramp on.
Ready to use once the trailer is lowered
Set up for left or right hand operation
Can carry up to 12 Ritchie Aluminium hurdles
Weigh Frame Including Loadbars
The Weigh Frame is for the Combi Clamp and load bars to sit on to allow weighing of animals.
Allows for weighing of animal
Separates lead up ramp and shedding gate to prevent these interfering with the weight measurement
Reduced Height Cushion for Lambs