Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.
At 100g lighter than a standard handpiece and with power to burn, it also has variable speed from 2400-3500rpm.
Powerful, brushless motor technology means there is no more heat build-up than you would get from a traditional wall powered plant. Users are reported as saying it has as much power power as a mains-powered unit.
During trials on all types of sheep, Golden Shears finalists Arron Haynes and Murray Henderson were down to one minute per sheep.
In practice, when used for dagging, crutching and cows’ tails, the unit runs well at about a mid-speed of 2700rpm. And in shearing it achieves a nice cut when wound up to its maximum 3500rpm.
Alpaca shearers will welcome a traditional handpiece slim to hold and speed reducible to that of a clipper.
The unit comes with a lithium battery, battery charger, belt, holster and pouch all made from heavy duty leather, a 5m extension cord and a purpose designed carry bag.
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