1. The cow steps on to the slightly sloped cubicle.
2. The cow pushes down the front of the cubicle – a spring is compressed.
3. The back part of the cubicle gets dirty of manure and/or leaking milk.
4. The cow steps off – the energy stored in the spring is used to mechanically scrape off the top cover.
To the right, the bacterial growth is shown in the respective Cubicle, 24 hours after contamination.
Our Test Results
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.
Conventional lying stall cleaned after 12 hours
Conventional lying stall not cleaned
Studies at the Swedish Veterinary Institute, Uppsala
Through an initial bacterial test, SVI has established that the cleaning in Moving Floor Cubicle seems to be effective against bacterial growth.
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.
How durable is the cubicle?
The base is heavily dimensioned for the power of two cows. Mattress and top cloth are of industry standard, corresponding to conventional cubicles.
Moving Floor Cubicle has twice as long mat as a conventional cubicle. The mat is rotated, which means that it is not subjected to abrasion in the exact same place all the time, which is the case with a conventional cubicle mat.
The drive consists of industry-standard components which guarantee millions of movements.
We provide a three-year operating guarantee, and expect a 15-year service life for the cubicle. For details you are welcome to contact us.
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