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Arrowquip Tub-Budflow

$ 7,950.00

Arrowquip's 3E BudFlow® Cattle Tub uses natural cattle behavior and light to create efficient flow. By incorporating the 3E system in the BudFlow Cattle Crowding Tub design, cattle are instinctively drawn to areas where more light can be seen which allows you to guide them into the alley effortlessly. Whether you are working with a small group of cattle or running a large group through a system, the 3E BudFlow Tub is designed to maximize efficiency and profitability, allowing you to have time for more important things in life.


The cattle crowding tub is designed to be operated from the outside, allowing the handler to guide cattle into the alley system by utilizing point of balance handling techniques through the railings. If needed, the crowd gate can be activated to assist in directing cattle into the right direction without having to be inside the tub. For added safety, the crowd gate features a lock that prevents cattle from pushing back against the gate.


To reduce noise caused by metal clanging, the 3E BudFlow Cattle Tub features caulked sheet metal and a rubber bushing on the crowd gate lock which absorbs impact. The panels also bolt tightly together to eliminate rattling.

3E BudFlow - Bud Box but Better

The Budflow Tub with the 3E System is a new and improved version of the Bud Box. If you have ever owned a Bud Box in the past, you know that it requires the handler to be inside the box to lead cattle into the alley system. With the 3E Budflow Tub design, cattle instinctively turn around and approach the alley willingly by seeing more light through the low-sheeted panels. When working livestock through a chute-ended system, you can use the 3E Budflow Tub to apply the start-stop method easily.

How 3E BudFlow Works:
- Cattle enter the 3E Budflow Tub by seeing light through the 3E panels, and you close the entry gate behind them
- Cattle naturally turn back to where they entered
- Cattle approach the open access to the alley
- Cattle move easily into the alley with no force
- If a cow hesitates to exit the tub, the next one can take charge and continue flow

Do More With S-Flow

An S-Flow System generates constant flow of cattle by incorporating arcs into full handling systems. S-Flow is best applied when handling large groups of cattle for drafting or loading into a truck. Based on cattle's instinct to follow curves, consistent movement can be maintained as they are repeatedly convinced that they are escaping. You can easily create the draw required to initiate crowd movement with the 3E Budflow Tub because of its ¾ circular design. By leading cattle into a curved Easy Flow® Alley System, you are able to apply the S-Flow concept completely and efficiently.

Working S-Flow With 3E Budflow
- Cattle enter the tub through the back gate
- Cattle see light through the low-sheeted panels and follow the circular shape of the tub
- Cattle round the tub and see others through the low-sheeted panel, drawing them out of the tub
- Cattle easily enter the open access to the alleys
- The S-Flow system is continued with curved alleys leading to the draft or loading ramp
- The handler can use point of balance handling techniques to maintain continuous flow

LEFT-HAND VS RIGHT-HAND CONFIGURATIONAll BudFlow Cattle Crowding Tubs are available in left or right-hand configuration. To determine the hand you need in your cattle working system, stand facing the crowd gate and look at the direction of the sweep. If it rotates counterclockwise, it is left-hand. If it rotates clockwise, it is right-hand.
  • Adheres to low-stress cattle handling techniques
  • Works with cattle psychology
  • Crowd gate can be used to assist animals in the right direction, if necessary
  • Crowd gate lock assists in sweeping so cattle are unable to push the gate back
  • Rectangular tubing limits cattle bruising and injury
  • Sheet metal is caulked to reduce noise
  • 14-gauge steel sheeting
  • Please call (208) 357-3200 for availability and pricing

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