The

Alpaca Shearing Table

Design

The table is designed to significantly reduce both the labor required to get an alpaca into a shearing position, and to dramatically reduce the risk of harm or injury to both the handler and the alpaca.

Pneumatic Ram

By using a pneumatic ram to do the lifting and dropping, this table frees up additional labor that is required by the more traditional shearing-on-the-floor method commonly used across the country.

Reduce Stress

The table also allows the shearer to stand upright and so reduces stress to the lower back and knees, thus making shearing more comfortable as well as possible for many older and less flexible alpaca owners.

The Table in Action

Even struggling and uncooperative alpacas can be loaded with ease.

The Procedure

How to use the alpaca shearing table

How To Use

The alpaca is walked to the table and pressed against it while the belly strap is passed under the animal and secured. The head is held by the handler, and the shearer moves the lever set under the table to activate the ram and bring the alpaca to the horizontal shearing position. The handler holding the head places the grain bag over the neck and releases the belly strap after the legs have been restrained in the usual way.

Once one side is shorn, the removable neck rest is attached to the table, the grain bag is removed from across the neck, and the alpaca rotated to allow shearing of the other side with the grain bag again placed across the neck. When shearing is completed, the alpaca is rolled to the original position and the belly strap affixed whilst a handler holds the head and the legs released.

Under no circumstances lower the table while the legs are in the restraints.

The shearer then moves the operating lever and the ram retracts, forcing the table to the vertical position at which time the belly strap is released and the alpaca walked away.

Very simple and no undue strain or stress on either the alpaca or the handlers!

Available in both left and right -handed shearing modes.

The alpaca shearing table

Site Requirements:

• small air compressor
• air line
• fixing to floor or,
• for dirt floor, fix to 8ft × 4ft heavy ply sheet

Shipping:

• weight 170lbs
• flat pack 6.9ft × 3.6ft × 1.5ft

Please contact us for a quote on freight. 7.5% Californian sales tax will be added to orders within California.

Price:

$2800 ex Morro Bay CA (free delivery to sales within 100 miles of Morro Bay or to San Luis Obispo transport depot).
Tax extra (if applicable).
Please contact us for a quote on freight. 7.5% Californian sales tax will be added to orders within California.

Term Payments Available

Half down and balance in quarterly payments over 1 year at 5% interest (simple)
OR
Half down, balance in six months with no interest.

Credit card payment available.

The

Alpaca Skirting Table

Functional:

This 5ft × 3ft aluminum skirting table with rollers offers comfortable working height, easy reach to all parts of a fleece, and rollers to drop seconds (without losing staples or locks) through to the floor with a simple roll-your-hand over the rollers.

Strong:

Solid welded aluminum square frame with hollow aluminum rollers set on four angled legs for additional stability. This is made to last a lifetime and so is expected to retain its purchase price for many, many years.

Price:

$480 ex Morro Bay CA (free delivery to sales within 100 miles of Morro Bay or to San Luis Obispo transport depot).
Tax extra (if applicable).
Please contact us for a quote on freight. 7.5% Californian sales tax will be added to orders within California.