~ The Batt-Latch is a portable timer which waits until a preset time and date, then mechanically releases an attached spring/bungy/tape gate using its internal gearbox. ~ It can be incorporated into normal farming practice by swinging standard or any other types of gates open and temporarily replacing them with the Batt-Latch release unit, and a spring or tape gate. ~ The Batt-Latch is a valuable labour-saving tool for herd management, and will also help reduce pasture pugging, stock lameness and fuel costs . ~ The latest advances in technology have been harnessed to develop new circuitry that uses less power to deliver an improved performance . The integrated solar panel on the Batt-Latch maintains battery charge without intervention, eliminating downtime for charging . ~ The already rugged and dependable polycarbonate body has been made even more durable with refinements in design, and the use of a superior waterproofing gasket. ~ The durable webbing belt supplied easily attaches the Batt-Latch to posts and battens. ~ The keypad is simple to use and gives you total control and flexibility to set up and store four release events at a time, for up to two weeks in advance. The full message LCD display screen lets you know exactly what youve programmed in. ~ With the increasing trend towards feed pads or supplements on most farms, stock have an extra incentive to leave the paddock. No other product will release the herd to a feedpad near the dairy at 3a.m, for example, saving hours of effort every week.