Mat­tress to give home com­forts to cows

Irish Independent - Farming - - MACHINERY -

GER­MAN com­pany Hu­ber Tech­nik is poised to launch a newly de­signed cow mat­tress at EuroTier which has a unique seal­ing struc­ture at both ends of the top cover.

The HT 8GS Wings mat­tress con­sists of a thick foam mat which is to­tally en­closed in a trans­par­ent plas­tic sheet which is then cov­ered over by a rub­ber top cover that has formed seals at both ends.

Mea­sur­ing 8mm thick and 1.8m wide the top cover rolls out along the cu­bi­cles to cover the un­der­ly­ing foam, which is avail­able in a thick­ness of ei­ther 30mm or 40mm. At the front and rear ends of the rub­ber top there is a thicker rub­ber seal moulded into the cover which acts as a sealant to pre­vent any liq­uid run­ning un­der the mat­tress.

The top cover, which has a spe­cial grip on it, is fas­tened in place onto the con­crete ev­ery 25cms which is ad­e­quate to hold the mat­tress in place.

A sprin­kle of saw­dust is ad­vised on the top cover to keep it dry but even if it is wet, the grip pre­vents cows slip­ping and hurt­ing them­selves.

The rec­om­mended re­tail price for the new sys­tem is €68 per square me­tre for the 30mm foam mat op­tion or €73 per square me­tre for the thicker 40mm op­tion.

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