$26.95 to $97.49
Plier-type castrator designed for bulls from 250 to 750 lbs (approximate). Bands open to 4" x 3" x 3". the applicator requires no tightening of any kind. Simply open, put in place and release the handle. Also used for removing horns and docking tails.
Bander works great on all animals in the correct weight range in the warm months. Bands break once applied or will not streach with out breaking in the cold months in North Dakota, and the bands were brand new when this was happening.
I bought this XL Bander last year and have used it on about 50 calves. I find it very easy to use because the larger calves can be restrained in my squeeze chute. It makes it much safer, not having a razor sharp knife in my hand with a kicking calf.
"My Husband loves it"
My husband thinks that using the XL bander is a huge aset when catorating 450-500 lb bulls. It is bloodless they recover with no problem, Sometimes you may have to pull each one down & feel that both has droped in the bander before you release the band on the calf.
"Works Great on Large Bulls or Larger Goats"
I have found XL Bander easier to use and able to band larger animals than with even the surgical tube type bander. The bigger ones require sliding one thru at a time and verifying they are both there before releasing.
"works up to 9 mos"
I raise lowline angus cattle and have used this bander at 9 mos (in an emergency). One must know how to place each testicle accurately and separately into the bander before closing it. If you know what you are doing, it works great on large calves.
"castration of large calves"
this is not the tool for large calves, not much better than a regular bander