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GJL 484558 96 New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K. either
New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
View of dairy
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Cows arriving for milking.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Cows stepping onto platform. (Large rectangular cabinet is the automatic identification reader that uses ear tag recognition)
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
De Laval 30 point rotary with new style cabinet/stallwork.Picture shows cows ready for cluster attachment.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
View from above showing feed hopper and second group of cows arriving
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
View from centre of platform.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Platform drive unit
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Centre swivel for connecting vacuum/power and offloading milk and data.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
View of cow exit.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Cow exit.Platform deck is concrete for cow comfort and durability.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
View from above.Red cord is emergency stop device for safety.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Control panel.Milking platform turns at constant speed and milked all 190 cows in 1 hour, 6 minutes.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Automatic teat spray device.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Footbath on cow exit.This device automatically empties and refills with solution when necessary.
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
View from collecting yard looking towards parlour.
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Re: New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Nice photos GJL.

GJL wrote:
Cow exit.Platform deck is concrete for cow comfort and durability.


That is the first time that I read that somebody associates concrete with comfort. Rubber mats can be related to cow comfort but certainly not concrete.

Do they have a lot of problems of dirt entering the teat cups? (see photos #4 and #10)

How many cows are they milking?

Tony
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Re: New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
A well put together thread, good work :-)
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
Thanks for comments guys.
NRLAD, you are quite right about the comfort aspect,it would be well worth putting mats down.Personally, i would prefer a steel deck with matting on top but the farmer was adamant the cows were more comfortable on non slip concrete.I think they milk about 200 cows and by the end of milking the clusters were quite dirty.Really they needed some sort af "swing arm" to pull the cluster out of the way of the cows feet and platform deck.
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Thank you for answering my questions GJL.

Tony
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New rotary milking parlour, Cheshire U.K.
verry nice thread GJL.
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