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Moving Floor Cubicle

 

The self-cleaning cubicle is cleaned every time the cow leaves the cow stall, using only the weight of the cow. Reliable and extremely profitable. It is both common sense and very smart. It’s really common sense that a cow should not lie down in a bed with another cow’s manure and leaking milk. Hygiene is crucial for the health and productivity of a cow. 

 
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1. The cow steps on to the slightly sloped cubicle

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2. The cow pushes down the front of the cubicle – a spring is compressed 

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3. The back part of the cubicle gets dirty of manure and/or leaking milk 

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4. The cow steps off  –  the energy stored in the spring is used to mechanically scrape off the top cover 

 
  • We have significantly improved the udder health with Moving Floor Cubicle.

    Karin och Einar Åbergsjordmilk producers Andöya, Norway
  • The cows like the soft mattress, they choose Moving Floor before other cubicles with rubber mats.

    Jonna Silvinmilk producer Gothem, Sweden
 
 
 
 

Save time

Generally 0,22 min is spent on cleaning a conventional cubicle manually one time.

Less cross-contamination

Moving Floor Cubicle is cleaned in between each cow. That means less bacteria growth and less risk for spread of disease.

Increased comfort

We don’t need to limit the cow’s space in order to keep the cubicle clean. We make the cubicles bigger, softer and with as little limitations as possible.

No energy consumption

The weight of the cow is used to mechanically clean the cubicle. Incredibly reliable.

 

Flexible financing

Moving Floor Cubicle is considered a moveable property and can be financed through lease.

Pay back

Average pay back is 2 years counted only operational expenses. No animal health benefits included.

Cost: 0,3 USD/cow/day

The average cost including financing costs is 0,3 USD/cow/day for a completely automatic cleaning.

Low maintenance

No prior knowledge required to perform service. Average spare part cost per year is approx $ 12

 
 

Do you know how quickly bacteria grow?

0Moving Floor
0Conventional cubicle cleaned after 12 hours
0Conventional cubicle, not cleaned

The bacteria growth in each cubicle, 24 hours after the contamination.

 
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We tested the bacterial growth in cubicles – one Moving Floor Cubicle and two conventional cubicles. The three cubicles were all contaminated with manure. After one hour the Moving Floor Cubicle was scraped off (average cow laying time being 2 hours), one conventional cubicle was scraped off after 12 hours while the third and last cubicle was not scraped off at all. 24 hours after the trial started the bacterial growth was measured in each cubicle, see the result to the left.

 
Studies at research farms and universities
  • Swedish Veterinarian Institute, Uppsala

Result of studies
  • Swedish Veterinary Institute has through initial bacterial growth tests indicated that the cleaning of Moving Floor Cubicles seems effective against bacterial growth. Further studies will be performed during 2015.

 
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Length: 2450 / 2350 / 2250 / 2150 mm

Width: 1250 / 1200 / 1000 / 900 mm

Height: back part 250 mm, front part 450 mm

Weight: 120-140 kg

Loops are optional

Conveyor: PVC 2,5 mm, 2 layers of fabric

Base: Wooden base dimensioned for the weight of two cows

Mattress: Latex 50 mm

Closings: Reinforced rubber

Floor attachments: Hot dip galvanized steel

Spring: automotive spring 3600 N

New installation or renovation

Can be combined with scraper alley or slatted flooring

Installed on flat floor, floor attachments bolted to the floor

Slope of cubicle can be adjusted

Detachable closing underneath cubicle back part prevents dirt from accumulating under cubicle

No energy added, the weight of the cow moves the cubicle

Drive: Patented mechanical drive ensure product reliabililty

Drive unit: automotive spring 3600 N

Where is the engine?

– There is no engine on the Moving Floor Cubicle. A patented mechanical drive rotates the top cover. The weight of the cow compresses a spring that later generates the movement of the top cover as the cow steps off. No energy added.

How is the cubicle installed?

– The cubicle is placed on a flat floor and bolted to the floor. Observe that the cubicle cannot be installed on top of conventional concrete cubicles unless the level of the alley is adjusted.

Delivery time?

– 12 weeks, each order will receive a specific delivery date.

Guarantee?

– 3 years operational guarantee. Normal life time of cubicle is 15 years.