Even struggling and uncooperative alpacas can be loaded with ease.
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.
Half down and balance in quarterly payments over 1 year at 5% interest (simple)
Half down, balance in six months with no interest.
Credit card payment available.