Auto scrapers into lagoon

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
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Scotland
I’m looking to do two runs of rope scraper directly into a lined lagoon. Has anybody done that or have some pictures. Thanks
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Gerbert

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Dutch biblebelt
I have chain scrapers going into a lagoon. I say lagoon, I mean a small pit (50 cubic metres or so). Nothing to it, the chain just goes along on a track to the end of the pit. The scraper on the other passage hits the end before the scraper tumbles in the sh!t. Simples.
 

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Could you not put a grate in for slurry to drop through and basically the hollow under grate be part of the lagoon?
Or is the slurry not going to drop through?
Yeah that’s the change I’d been thinking about, lagoons 5m deep and the thought of pushing everything in without a grate seems a bit dangerous
 
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saw this in Canada, much safer than straight into a lagoon, and old chain system of ours pushed a cow into the lagoon fortunately she could stand up in it but it wasn’t very nice, changing corner wheels hanging over the edge isn’t great either
 

DairyGrazing

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North West
We are contemplating putting rope scrapers in some sheds to go straight across a loafing yard into the lagoon. If we were to cut a grove on the yard for the rope to sit in would you be able to tractor scrape perpendicular to the direction of the ropes?
 

DairyGrazing

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North West
Would it be an option to put in extra. Rope scrapers to "fill in the gaps" in the loafing area?
Or would it cost a lot for little gain?

The cost comes from the number of runs so probably not.

Priced up a slat/chanel to go cross the whole bottom of the 6 runs. Then pipe it to the lagoon, 8k for precast sections and an estimate for our labour. Worry is the sand blocking the pipe. Or could have a pump as well for another 10k by the time you've fitted it. Just to get the slurry 40ft :X3:
 

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
The hope being it would sit low in the grove. When they arnt running you'd hope there would be no tension and they'd be slack. Another worry would be the blade from the box scrapers flicking it out.
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I know what you mean but it’s tricky, plus the T bar running along the edge. For me I’d probably look to pour a strong 3” sloped crossover/raised runs outside the shed then tractor scraper into passage as it were and let the auto scrapers pull into lagoon.
 

DairyGrazing

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Mixed Farmer
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North West
View attachment 952505View attachment 952504I know what you mean but it’s tricky, plus the T bar running along the edge. For me I’d probably look to pour a strong 3” sloped crossover/raised runs outside the shed then tractor scraper into passage as it were and let the auto scrapers pull into lagoon.

Very tidy job!

Slats and channels it is. West County concrete are confident they can get it to run. I'll tell them they can come unblock it!

Friend of my father had to weld a walk way out to those runners after he fell in trying to get the pulley unstuck.

Very lucky to get out as they scraped into vertical concetre pit that opened out in to the rest of the lagoon.
 

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Very tidy job!

Slats and channels it is. West County concrete are confident they can get it to run. I'll tell them they can come unblock it!

Friend of my father had to weld a walk way out to those runners after he fell in trying to get the pulley unstuck.

Very lucky to get out as they scraped into vertical concetre pit that opened out in to the rest of the lagoon.
More steel been added I agree totally dangerous things
 

DairyGrazing

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North West
Bolt some 4x4 timbers onto the floor to continue the scrape passage out to the lagoon,we have done it and it works well

Cant really as we turn the diet feeder round on that section of yard. Plus it gets a lot of traffic across that yard with trailer, tankers, spreaders etc

There is cows in the sheds at the moment but we want to put heifers in there eventually. On sawdust or straw instead of sand. So I think we will try piping it instead.
 

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