Batt-Latch Automatic Gate Release Timer
Pre-programmed by the farmer, this timer can be used on any gate system, and is particularly suited to dairy farmers using a grass-based production system with supplementary buffer feed .
In a paddock situation, the timer and a temporary gate replace the function of the normal gate. Attach the Batt-Latch to one post with its adjustable webbing strap and then hook the supplied spring gate or bungy cord to the latch cam, stretch it across and clip it to the other post, or wire fence. When the pre-set time is reached, the battery-powered internal motor/gearbox is activated by the timer, the cam turns 360˚ and the spring gate is released, enabling the stock to make their own way to the dairy, buffer feed or other destination.
• Adaptable to all farming gate systems (pipe, tape, spring and Taranaki)
• Integrated solar panel eliminates downtime for charging, works year-round worldwide.
• Tough all-weather, waterproof case for endurance in all conditions.
• Designed to operate with minimal power consumption and low sunlight.
• Full message display for fast referral to programmed release times.
• One-time easy setting of release times using keypad (up to 4 actions per day).
• Easily programmed to repeat your a.m. and p.m. releases every day of the week.
• New feature allows one-off releases to be set up to 2 weeks in advance.
• Supplied as full kit; long spring gate kit, post strap and energizer clip lead for instant use.
• New, comprehensive manual with helpful hints and tips included.
• 12-month warranty with rapid service guaranteed.
• Reduces time and labour, lameness and herd stress, pouching damage, fuel and running costs.
• Releases cows to the yard for buffer feeding or Milking Parlour at any hour of the day or night, generating time savings in droving.
To allocate additional grass to the herd at a specific time the Batt-Latch will automatically open the gap and allow cows into fresh allocation of grass without the need for human intervention; reducing labour costs.
Controlling access to or from feeding area: Using a Batt-Latch to control access or release of the herd from a feeding area not only saves time by not having to be there, it can ensure all animals have equal opportunity to feed, or when released, equal opportunity to feed from the paddock they are released into.
Robotic Milking: In an A/B or a A/B/C grazing system the Batt-Latch offers the farmer the ability to allocate the next grazing area in a block. After the farmer has ensured all cows have passed into the next block the Batt-Latch can be activated to allow cows into the new grazing area. This affords the opportunity to be away from the AMS system for an extended amount of time.
Horses: The Batt-Latch has been successfully used with horses for releasing or allowing them access to pasture or hard feed allowing the owner to control the weight gain and condition of the animal. Horse owners also find the Batt-Latch useful as often they are 'absentee owners' for much of the time each day.