Cubicle shed design

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  1. Teddyk123

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    Hi, just designing a new extension to our existing cubicle house. It will involve more than doubling the old shed in size and changing the cubicle arrangement. A question. With the new narrow design tip over water troughs, is it enough to just leave out 2 cubicles at the end crossovers with these troughs installed? There are 3 double rows of cubicles so we stand to lose 12 spaces if we have to leave more space which is a lot. Cows are British fresian type, spring block calving.
     
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    Our cubicles are 1200 or 1250mm spacing, our crossovers are between 3.5 and 4.5m
     
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    The man that designed this shed needs to be beaten with a shovel
     
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    Or worse the mud-plugging winter cereal and vegie farmers..................................
     
  6. marco

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    Should the long centre passage have a n opening in the middle?
     
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    Is it the position of the posts holding up the roof
     
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    Shed pillar s at the edge of the cubicle beds . Guaranteed cows will get stuck under the cubicle at the pillars . Not to mind the poor lad that’ll have to clean the beds

    It looks to have none and should have a least 2 if not 3 I reckon.
     
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    One row down the centre would have been a better job.
     
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    Looking at the pics there’s a massive wide passage to the right of the shed, it looks like all the rows could have been shifted the width of a cubicle to that side so the pillars were centred in the cubicles. Not much thought for scraping or brushing off the ends by machine anyway
     
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  11. marco

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    Would a row of centre pillars not have done the trick?
     
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    There must be some amount of beams or support walls going by the way the slats are laid, if ever a tank needed a bubbler system to keep it stirred that has to be a candidate, what kind of grief is waiting down the tracks when the slats need replacement.
     
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    It's not great, I'd say the reasons for the double row of pillars is so that they are directly over the tank walls. I presume there suspended cubicle beds. Either way not great design
     
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    Are they eating down one side only? 6 rows across is 24 cubicles per 15'9" span. Only a third could eat at once?
     
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    Feeding both side looks to be designed for robots. Bad job on the rails tho
     
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    I assume when you say that and given It's location It's a well known ex beef baron's Farm.
     
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    No reason it couldn’t have been single span.

    Ive a 6 row barn with a central passage,it’s far easier to erect and vision across the shed isn’t blocked by uprights.
     
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    I'm lost nash .I don't know who owns it
     
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    I'm only guessing that is Ballywalter Farms, owned by the Allen family.

    I could be completely wrong though.
     
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    Is @diesel power going experimenting with a handy few cows on one of the outfarms :scratchhead:
     
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    Probably could have had a single central but as said it’s more than likely so that the pillars are on the tank walls, but the reason I say that they should have been shifted over a bit is because the outer rows also have the pillars at the edge of the cubicles aswell
     
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    The more you look at the shed setup the more you see wrong . Questionable how the shed pillar`s are mounted to the wall`s of the tank with the slats modified to suit ?

    edited picture for cubicle pillar .jpg
     
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    Can`t seem to share it . Video in the comment`s on the original post on wilsons facebook page showing in it previous guise as beef fattening shed . Main row of cubicles down the center of the shed was orignally a feed passage .
     
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