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dairyrow

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Might easier to raise that. Think i put a picture up on the milk silo thread of ours. They just replaced the wash pump with a milk pump.
 

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frederick

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Who's running a pumped system for their buffer tank? I need to be able to move milk from the little tank in the background to the big tank in the foreground. View attachment 985567

My initial idea was to get a milk pump identical to the main one so I always have a spare but the quote was a little terrifying.
Why pump. You've probably plumbed compressors in but if you raised the little one 3 feet it would empty into the big one by gravity.

Now see post above
 

Keep On

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Livestock Farmer
Location
SW
Who's running a pumped system for their buffer tank? I need to be able to move milk from the little tank in the background to the big tank in the foreground. View attachment 985567

My initial idea was to get a milk pump identical to the main one so I always have a spare but the quote was a little terrifying.
I have a spare milk transfer pump we used for the same thing. The new buffer tank has a pump built into it so is surplus. Dm if interested
 

vantage

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Pembs
Who's running a pumped system for their buffer tank? I need to be able to move milk from the little tank in the background to the big tank in the foreground. View attachment 985567

My initial idea was to get a milk pump identical to the main one so I always have a spare but the quote was a little terrifying.
Don’t know if the buffer tank has any headroom, if it does put it onto some legs/trestle and use gravity?
Edit: Too late!
 

Keep On

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Livestock Farmer
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SW
So those of you that have buffer tanks who has actually used one to facilitate a milking time pickup and who uses one most days
We have had it used before but I wouldn’t be without a second tank now anyway, it leaves you plenty of flex in the system if cooling or bacto issues or servicing the silo etc.
 

vantage

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Pembs
So those of you that have buffer tanks who has actually used one to facilitate a milking time pickup and who uses one most days
Can’t see mine ever being used. Milk is picked up by FM, I guess on a swap. Pretty sure all FM members would have to put buffer tanks in so mine would be used.
 

dairyrow

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So those of you that have buffer tanks who has actually used one to facilitate a milking time pickup and who uses one most days
No. Just used it for servicing the main tank. When we hit a certain litreage they come every day to pull abit off and put the rest on the normal round.
 

Cowski

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Location
South West
So those of you that have buffer tanks who has actually used one to facilitate a milking time pickup and who uses one most days
Yea we have to pump every afternoon milking over at the moment, annoying job at the end of milking but at least we’re not hanging around waiting for the tanker to arrive to start milking.
 

dairyrow

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haulier cant get it on the wagon eodc. I did suggest they fill mine up and bring a artic and go back down filling up. But they wouldn't put the extra 3000 litres on or do it.
 

NoParticularPattern

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
We just run a dedicated submersible pump to do it. I say that- it’s still in the box unused as we’ve never actually had to use the buffer tank. It’s of no use to Arla to pick us up every couple of days as they’d have to send two tankers to do it anyway. So we get paid the EODC premium (or don’t pay the EDC charge, whichever way they want to word it this week) and they come every day anyway. If we were regularly using the buffer tank we would have to look into something more permanent, but it doesn’t look likely.
 

pine_guy

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Location
North Cumbria
We just run a dedicated submersible pump to do it. I say that- it’s still in the box unused as we’ve never actually had to use the buffer tank. It’s of no use to Arla to pick us up every couple of days as they’d have to send two tankers to do it anyway. So we get paid the EODC premium (or don’t pay the EDC charge, whichever way they want to word it this week) and they come every day anyway. If we were regularly using the buffer tank we would have to look into something more permanent, but it doesn’t look likely.
Wow, you produce more than an artic load of milk a day. How many do you milk? How big is your buffer tank?
 

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