It lets you control the cow after lifting so she can gradually regain the use of her legs. You can lift a down cow without causing any trauma or injury, and use it to walk the animal to help them get back on their feet. The lift rides on rear tires and smaller front caster wheels, and also has a hitch so you can tow it down the road from one farm to another. It’s equipped with a nylon strap on front and a hip clamp on back, both raised or lowered by worm gear winches.
The cow has the freedom not only to stand, but to walk on her own while supported by the Cow Crane. Often one time will get the cow back on her feet. If not, just lower her into a comfortable position until it’s time to lift again.
The nylon strap and hip clamp are independently raised or lowered by using either a wrench or an electric drill. A drill with socket is faster and more convenient, so one is included with each cow crane.
The unit has a hinged tongue which, by pulling 2 pins, can be adjusted to 3 different positions – one for transport mode that lifts the caster wheels off the ground; one that frees up the tongue so it can be pulled behind a 4-wheeler, skid loader, or pickup and one that raises the tongue up out of the way to roll the Cow Crane over the cow.
You can watch it in action on the company website or on YouTube.