Our Prime OLQ-1 On-Line Quartering Unit is designed to automatically split back halves into quarters while birds are in shackles on-line. Pivoting shackles present the back half to the blade automatically, and leg quarters are then dropped for additional processing or pack-out. The OLQ-1 works perfectly downline from Prime’s HM-Series halver and BSC-1 Back Skin Cutter.

Features & Benefits

  • Machine-made cuts improrve consistency compared to hand cuts
  • Improves safety over hand cutting
  • The ideal complement to the HM-1 Halver and BSC-1 Back Skin Cutter for a complete cut-up solution
  • Eliminate manual leg-quartering labor
  • Improve yield cut and consistency
  • Proven design offers time-tested, consistent results


  • Electrical Requirements: (1) 2 hp, (1) 1 hp motor; 480V, 3 ph, 60 Hz, 15 amps
  • Net Weight: Approximately 800 lbs (362 kg)
  • Production Rate: Variable with line speed