Ya grand. They are good but I find I rely on the computer to say if a cow is depressed yield or if a unit comes of earlier than normal. I always liked been able to look at the jar to be able to see if a cow is sick. With the indicators you will need to hot wash once a day cosn if they sent clean they will throw yields all over the placeHow are you getting on without the jars? Are them commander box’s any good? I’ve a dump line here too so I only milk through the jars now. I might be caught for height moving the jars up. I’m kinda looking at it the same way I look at Machinary and upgrade it every 7 or 8 years to keep it modern
I never fitted jars just milked direct to line with simple acr’s,I bought some clip on milk meters a couple of years later,then added full milk digital meters,I can’t be doing with anything in the way in the pit,teat sprayers are the only thing here.I want to take out my recording jars here lads. I keep getting caught in them now cause I’m getting slow and clumsy, have got a right few hurts now from backing and waking into them. I have acr and swing over arms. It’s a Dairymaster plant. I’d like to put in milk indicators if possible. And move the wash line down so I’d have nothing left in the middle of the pit. Have any of ye done this? Any ideas on cost? I know a guy that has the commander things from Dairymaster as indicators, what would they cost if anyone has fitted them lately? I like the jars but I’m tired of zigzagging around them now it’s time for a change
Was chatting a dairy farming friend of mine recently and he had a similar story, mate of his setting up a 2nd unit on greenfield site spent 230k ex vat for a 20 unit parlour, basic shed to house the parlour, bulk tank and washings tank, thought it sounded strong money, and neededa collecting yard afterQuick update, got a price from Dairymaster to remove my jars and install milk indicators and a hinged low wash line. I already have cluster removers and swing over arms even though they are the shorter type ones.
So take out my jars, acr control box’s. Install milk indicators and new wash line and upgrade my milk line from reviver jar to tank from 2 inch to 3 inch its bout 20ft max of milk line. Quoted 21.5k down to 16k because I said I’d keep my swing over arms instead of installing the longer type ones. Maybe I’m getting old but I thought it was mad money altogether considering I have most of the stuff there already.