Friday, 01 March 2024 13:55

A very handy piece

Written by  Staff Reporters
While the main use of Handypiece is sheep shearing, it is also finding favour with other operators. While the main use of Handypiece is sheep shearing, it is also finding favour with other operators.

Handypiece is a fully portable shearing handpiece being used by thousands of farmers and ag workers, in diverse roles across the globe. 

While the main use is sheep shearing, it is also finding favour with those operators crutching, dagging, cow tail trimming and cattle branding, alongside alpaca and goat shearing, Tb testing of deer, grass sampling and plant trimming. 

The Handypiece Pro has variable speed ranging from 2400 – 3500rpm.

Dagging, crutching and trimming cows’ tails operate well at a mid-speed of 2700rpm, while anyone wanting to get a nice cut while shearing can wind it all the way up to 3500rpm. 

The brushless motor means the battery lasts even longer and it is possible to crutch up to 300-400 sheep from one battery charge.

The Handypiece kit comes with 12 amp/hr and 6 amp/hr batteries, battery charger, a belt, holster and pouch all made from heavy-duty leather, 5m extension cord and a carry kit bag.

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