Premier 4000s Shearing Machine
Has a high torque, rare-earth, permanent magnet 110 volt motor that glides through dense wool and hair.
Only the most-experienced shearers can push it fast enough to cause it to lose cutter speed.
Premier 4000s Packages includes:
- Premier 4000s Shear
- Spirit or Phantom R Comb
- 4 point Spitfire Cutter
- 4 oz bottle of oil
- Instruction manual
- Easier to handle
- Blocking show sheep
- Shearing smaller flocks
- Shearing fiber goats
- Peeling and blocking beef & dairy cattle
- Shearing alpacas and llamas
Use with our combs and cutters.
- 110 volt
- Quieter. Less motor "whine", kind to your ears and less likely to upset animals.
- 2700 strokes per minute cutting speed
- Permanent rare-earth magnet motor enable more torque (power) and require less space and weight than ordinary motors. Less heat is produced by the permanent magnet motor and the fan forces air forward through our heads—so the heads run 20°F cooler.
- Up to 20% shorter in length than other motors
- Weighs up to 15% less than other motors
- Smaller grip than other motors
- Sleek, low profile head design (sharp visual look that catches your eye and impresses observers)
- Internal roller bearings instead of bushings (less heat, less wear and greater longevity)
- Suspended fork system (reduces risk of stripping the gear drive or breaking comb teeth)
- No cutter retainer or retaining spring (both caused hassles and broke too readily)
- Improved tensioning concept (spring clip is more effective at retaining tension than cupped washers)
- Only 3 minutes to change a shear head to clipper head
- Motor has a 16 ft electrical cord
- Designed and assembled in USA from domestic and foreign parts
Preparing the Animal for Clipping
- Remove the dirt from the hair first. If this is not done, expect accelerated blade wear and a reduction in animals clipped between blade sharpenings in exact proportion to the amount of dirt present. The benefits of dirt removal prior to clipping cannot be over-emphasized. Example: Those who wash their lambs prior to clipping often clip 20–30 club lambs between sharpenings (if the blades have been sharpened properly on a lapping machine). Those who don’t and have lambs with sand and soil in the wool often clip less than two lambs between sharpenings.
- Washing the animal with soap and water removes the most dirt. If this is not practical, use a high power vacuum or blower to remove as much dirt as possible from the hair or wool.
- Restrain the animal. Few animals like the sound of a clipper or the feel of vibration on their skin. When they react to either without warning, accidents can and will happen. Therefore, for the sake of you, your animal and your clipper, restrain the animal properly prior to clipping.
Failure to oil as often as recommended may lead to excess heat and premature wear and tear.
Warning: Unlike some other clipper motors, this motor will neither slow down nor sound different when oil is needed. But failure to oil will quickly cause damage to the blades and drive head. So you MUST apply oil by time instead of sound. Apply a small amount of oil every 3 minutes to the tips of the teeth and each side of the blade by dipping them into a dish of oil or pouring oil directly onto the teeth with a small oil container and every 10 minutes drip oil into the small hole behind the tension knob assembly. Excessive wear can occur if not oiled properly!
Warning: Risk of electrical shock—Connect only to a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the circuit is protected by a GFCI.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Barbara F from Kentucky
Since the beginning we had problems with this machine. The very weak point is the ceramic gear, which wears out very often. We had it replaced at least 5 times, almost after ever shear. We have only one Angora goat, but the machine is just stress. Not worth the money. Very disappointed!
Samuel S from Pennsylvania
This shearing machine has performed decently since purchase. I have about a dozen sheep I shear a year and this did the job so far. I purchased the machine this year, so I'm not sure about its longevity. It does get warm especially when used on warmer days. If you buy the shearing machine kit, get a replacement ceramic cutter. The metal cutter that comes with the kit is useless.
Laura H from Tennessee
Excellent service in the shear and fencing dept!
Edward A from Texas
This thing came so dull from the factory (I oiled it as instructed, and followed instructions to the letter) that it simply would not cut wool. I wound up hand shearing my 2 adult sheep.
Danise C from Missouri
Everything I read said to use the shear head if inexperienced. I don’t show so I only need to remove long/thick coat from cattle that didn’t shed off good/early, to help them stay cooler in hot & humid summer.
It was a dismal failure. It would just cut for a few passes then not at all. I followed the directions for setting, oiling, cleaning, etc. I had two different people, with years of experience clipping & showing cattle, try to set up and use it and it was a no-go. I planned to run over it with the tractor to alleviate my frustration but noticed the shear head could be replaced with the clipper head for $73.
I’ve received the alternate head and am very hopeful that it works correctly. As a cordless backup we ordered the 900cl. I’ll be trying both of them out within the next few weeks, and have my fingers crossed that after spending around $1,000 that this will solve the problem.