Gear­boxes for back­ing gates

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MOTORS & DRIVES -

The ex­pan­sion of dairy farms and the global de­mand for New Zealand dairy prod­ucts has in­creased de­mand for re­li­able equip­ment.

One com­mon tool used at the begin­ning of dairy pro­duc­tion is a back­ing gate.

A well-de­signed back­ing gate helps im­prove cow flow into the dairy shed. This should en­sure milk­ers have no need to go into the yard to bring cows in.

Faults in dairy de­sign and in back­ing gate con­trol cause most so-called back­ing gate prob­lems, and are the main rea­sons for poor cow flow into the milk­ing area.

When it comes to gear­boxes it pays to have a qual­ity re­li­able brand.

EQM has been sup­ply­ing STM gear­boxes – the UMI and RMI range to farm­ers through­out Waikato, Taranaki, South­land and Can­ter­bury.

We un­der­stand the need for a re­li­able gear­box, and an ad­van­tage with the STM range is that they usu­ally fit right into the place of the old gear­box – re­gard­less of what brand it was.

The rec­om­mended speed of a gate be­ing used to shift cows for­ward should be moved very slowly (0.5m/5sec in a rec­tan­gu­lar yard, 1m/5sec in a cir­cu­lar yard) to avoid stress­ing cows.

This be­comes even more im­por­tant as the gate length in a round yard in­creases.

All gates on rec­tan­gu­lar yards ben­e­fit by hav­ing the drive sys­tems made to drive all four wheels, how­ever this be­comes more im­por­tant as the gate length in­creases.

So don’t be a bull at the gate-call us to dis­cuss what’s the best STM gear­box to in­stall.

PHONE 0800 147 847 or EMAIL

Make sure you visit us our Foodtech stand (3125) at the ASB Show­grounds from Septem­ber 23-25. Will have a wide range of equip­ment for the food in­dus­try.

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