For safe and efficient bison handling

Chinook Bison Facilities

Hydraulic Bison Squeeze Chute

Hydraulic Bison Squeeze Chute

The Hi-Hog hydraulic bison chute is designed to safely and efficiently handle bison. This chute addresses the distinct structure and behavior of the majestic bison species and represents over seventeen years of consultation, research, development and testing with experienced vets and bison ranchers.

This is a big roomy chute designed to accommodate even the largest of bison and at 3,200 lbs you know it will stand up to what’s thrown at it.

Bison have strong fight-or-flight responses which makes them highly sensitive to perceived threats. This is where good design can make an enormous difference. What bison see, hear, and feel when they approach, enter, and are held in the chute will have an impact on how safely and efficiently you can work your stock as well as how much stress your stock will endure in the process.

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Opens to the full width of the chute

Hydraulic Bison Squeeze Chute

Bison are more comfortable in enclosed spaces than in environments where they can see threats all around them. This is why Hi-Hog’s bison chute is enclosed in sheet metal. For further animal comfort all the metal sheeting has also been caulked to diminish both noise and vibration.

To make the chute less of a threat both the tail gate and head gate open to the full width of the squeeze. The heavy checker plate floor includes sturdy 1.25” traction bars on thirteen inch centers to ensure your stock feel confident and secure standing on the floor. The parallel axis squeeze action draws both slightly tapered sides in and forward at the same time to support and control the bison in a balanced position while the smooth interior reduces bruising and stops stock from easily climbing the walls.

Fully Reversible Squeeze

Big Sky Bison

Hydraulic Bison Squeeze Chute

Some manufactures reduce costs by using open ‘crash’ cages. Bison have little respect for these and will make every effort to simply run through them which simply results in injuries and heightened stress. Hi-Hog’s head cage is sheeted except for a small front window and two side windows. The windows provide enough light to encourage forward movement but not so much that they are always trying to run through it.

The fully reversible squeeze can be operated from either side and provides three possible exits; forward, left or right. The side exit panels come with four drop down panels for access to the body, two lift-up panels for access to the feet, and one full height shoulder panel for access to the shoulder. All latches come with quick locks to safely secure them against accidental opening.

Move freely with pivoting controls

Hydraulic Bison Squeeze Chute

Pivoting hydraulic controls

The controls are mounted on a pivoting arm which provides the operator with access to the controls from any location around the chute. You have your choice of an electric or gas powered hydraulic pump. The pump comes with additional hose to allow the operator freedom to position the pump, and its threatening noise and vibration, away from the chute.