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“BEEFMASTER II”. Joe BiggerstaffWilliam Ryan Haar Matt KilkerTaylor Miller. CAS Design Group Assignment. Custom Agricultural Solutions (CAS) has been assigned with the task of improving the design of a manually operated cattle chute. . Current Issues Testing and Operation

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“BEEFMASTER II”

Joe BiggerstaffWilliam Ryan Haar

Matt KilkerTaylor Miller


CAS Design Group Assignment

Custom Agricultural Solutions (CAS) has been assigned with the task of improving the design of a manually operated cattle chute.


Current Issues

Testing and Operation

Patent and Literature Research

Design Criteria

Concept Design

Cost Analysis

Future Plans

Overview


One Sided Squeeze

Misalignment of Cattle

One Sided Control

Emergency Exit Reliability

Noise Reduction

Squeeze Panels Centerline

Headgate Centerline

Squeeze Mechanism Issues


Unreliable Latch

Unable to Open Front Latch by Itself

One Sided Control

Head Gate Issues


Operator Lifting Force

Hanging Rope

Noise Reduction

Tailgate Issues


Rumbar Floor

Metal on Metal Contact

Yoke Trailer

Dimensions of Chute

Miscellaneous Issues


Interviewed Ranchers Across Oklahoma

Learned Customers Needs

Operated Six Year Old Chute

Analyzed Chute Size

Testing and Observations


Squeeze

Head Catch

Tailgate

Breast Plate

Patents

Breast Plate


Head Gate Forces

Bovine Size

Noise

Solid Barriers (Restrict Vision)

Optimal Pressure

Non-slip Floor

Literature Review


Fit In Powder Coater

Maintain Saddled Pipe Practice

Squeeze From Both Sides

Maintain Emergency Exit

Reduce Noise

Design Criteria


Swing Either Way

Swing Backward

Rubber Piece

Swing Forward

Head Gate Design

Three Lever Double Latch

  • Front, Back, and Combo Release

  • Rubber Faced Stop Surface


Neck Access Panel

Increased neck access

Solid Wall

(Vision Impairment)

Both Sides

Spring Loaded Latch

9” Clearance

Removable

Head Gate Design


Movement

Safer Lever Position

Inward and Forward Movement

Proper Squeeze Placement

33’’ Clearance

7’’ Clearance

Squeeze Mechanism Design

Rotating Linkages

Top Squeeze Lever


Top Squeeze Lever

Locking Notches

Top Squeeze Release

Locking Pin

Squeeze Mechanism Design

Top Squeeze

  • Self-Locking

  • Easy Release

  • Scissor Linkage


Cross-Over Cables

Bottom Squeeze Release

Bottom Squeeze

Lever

Squeeze Mechanism Design

Bottom Squeeze

  • Proven Parts

  • Fold Down Lever

  • Self Latching


FEA Analysis of Critical Parts

Stress

Deflection

Max Stress

Squeeze Mechanism Design


Ease of Operation

Multiple Tailgate Designs

Simple Attachment

Tailgate Design


Cross-Over Cables

Open/Close Handle

Parallel Linkage

Break Over Linkage

Tailgate Design

Scissor Gate

  • Gravity Powered

  • Self-Locking

  • Proven Parts


Slider Wheel & Track

Guillotine Track

Slider Handle

Tailgate Design

Guillotine/Slider

  • Quickly Change Modes

  • Multiple Applications

  • User Friendly


Noise Reduction

No Slip Floor

Easy Manufacturing

Rumbar

Cross Member

Floor Design


Proposed Design


Cost Analysis


Future Plans

  • Complete Manufacturing Documentation

  • Produce Concept

  • Test Concept

  • Modifications

  • Present Final

    Design


Thank You

  • Greg Overton, General Manager

  • Pat Carhart, Sales Manager

  • Don Lake, Applications Engineer

  • Dr. Paul Weckler, Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Glenn Brown, Professor

  • Rolling R3 Ranch


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