Parlour for sale, Devon

He just needs to take it out himself, then he can put it back in himself, as he'll know how it goes together.
I have taken 4 out now, the first in 1990!when we went into milk, the next about 12 years ago when we put in a new parlour, another a couple of years ago as spares/to extend the existing one and one earlier this year for a mate.

I haven’t remotely considered trying to put one back in, the newer type parlours like we have now, not even all the guys working for the dairy engineer tackle the wiring of them and the control boxes have to be programmed up to their position in the parlour, so it’s a job way beyond my pay grade. 😜
Would quite happily tackle taking another out now though as I know pretty much exactly how dairy engineer wants them taken out, he says it’s cheaper in the long run for time installing and long term reliability to re wire as new so we just cut wires, but there are some wires you just don’t cut, and knowing which ones is important.

Speaking of which taking one out in the spring, farm manager assured us all the electric was off but that the sparky would be around later if we wanted him to check.
Another sparky had disconnected everything a few days previous so this one just had a quick check then proceeded to cut the incoming cable and ............BANG.............Ooops, glad that wasn’t me.
 
I have taken 4 out now, the first in 1990!when we went into milk, the next about 12 years ago when we put in a new parlour, another a couple of years ago as spares/to extend the existing one and one earlier this year for a mate.

I haven’t remotely considered trying to put one back in, the newer type parlours like we have now, not even all the guys working for the dairy engineer tackle the wiring of them and the control boxes have to be programmed up to their position in the parlour, so it’s a job way beyond my pay grade. 😜
Would quite happily tackle taking another out now though as I know pretty much exactly how dairy engineer wants them taken out, he says it’s cheaper in the long run for time installing and long term reliability to re wire as new so we just cut wires, but there are some wires you just don’t cut, and knowing which ones is important.

Speaking of which taking one out in the spring, farm manager assured us all the electric was off but that the sparky would be around later if we wanted him to check.
Another sparky had disconnected everything a few days previous so this one just had a quick check then proceeded to cut the incoming cable and ............BANG.............Ooops, glad that wasn’t me.
We've just taken our 4th out, the last we did was a Delaval 20/20 with the stainless cabinet's and auto I'd, took it out ourselves and put it back in (you've not met my wife when it comes to intricacies and fine details she won't be beaten) it's not that difficult when you work out how it works.
 
We've just taken our 4th out, the last we did was a Delaval 20/20 with the stainless cabinet's and auto I'd, took it out ourselves and put it back in (you've not met my wife when it comes to intricacies and fine details she won't be beaten) it's not that difficult when you work out how it works.
Difficulties aside, it took dairy engineers a considerable amount of time to do what they do for a living, I simply haven’t got the time to take a project like that on, plenty of smaller simpler jobs about that keep getting put off as it is.
 

Cowabunga

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£20k, told by someone , not there myself, did @Headless chicken buy it, @Cowabunga , did you go?
I hardly go anywhere these days.

I'm thoroughly disgusted at the money wasted over the years at Trawscoed. The rotary went way over budget for various odd reasons and they never expanded the cow numbers [thank god, because their cow management was appalling around that time] and now they have ripped it out and put robots in, which I'm sure is so much fun for them.

I remember the rotary being very rare and a Boumatic I think. They had engineers over from America to help install it, as no local installers wanted to know or take sole responsibility for the job. Also one of the installers was tragically killed when his transport was hit by a train on a level crossing.
I wonder how maintenance heavy the machine was and who looked after it? I also wonder who is going to look after the robots 24 hours a day there and why they have decided to buck the trend and, I presume, keep the cattle indoors while lactating? What is their logic, if they indeed use logic?
 

Cowabunga

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Ceredigion,Wales
If the robots are BouMatic it would make sense for the installer to buy old parlour
Who is the Boumatic agent for the area? I don't think there is one.

Not sure what brand the new robots are. If I were a betting man I would put money on them being Lely, but who knows with the University, they make the most peculiar decisions.
 
I hardly go anywhere these days.

I'm thoroughly disgusted at the money wasted over the years at Trawscoed. The rotary went way over budget for various odd reasons and they never expanded the cow numbers [thank god, because their cow management was appalling around that time] and now they have ripped it out and put robots in, which I'm sure is so much fun for them.

I remember the rotary being very rare and a Boumatic I think. They had engineers over from America to help install it, as no local installers wanted to know or take sole responsibility for the job. Also one of the installers was tragically killed when his transport was hit by a train on a level crossing.
I wonder how maintenance heavy the machine was and who looked after it? I also wonder who is going to look after the robots 24 hours a day there and why they have decided to buck the trend and, I presume, keep the cattle indoors while lactating? What is their logic, if they indeed use logic?
The accident involving a dairy engineer had nothing to do with the installation of that parlour although would have been about the same time. I’m glad to say he came out of it alive and well but was extremely shaken up to the point that it really messed his life up, haven’t heard talk of him lately to know how he is now but he was a lovely lad who worked on the installation of my parlour about the same time.

BD Atkins & Son are the dealers for that area, they also fitted the previous parlour there, a Gascogne 10:20 or 20:20, can’t quite remember which in about 1997 and I think might have had something to do with the parlour prior to that although I’m not sure on that but were certainly operating in that area in that era as I know they were also looking after a couple of other parlours south of Aberystwyth 30 plus years ago
 

Cowabunga

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Ceredigion,Wales
The accident involving a dairy engineer had nothing to do with the installation of that parlour although would have been about the same time. I’m glad to say he came out of it alive and well but was extremely shaken up to the point that it really messed his life up, haven’t heard talk of him lately to know how he is now but he was a lovely lad who worked on the installation of my parlour about the same time.

BD Atkins & Son are the dealers for that area, they also fitted the previous parlour there, a Gascogne 10:20 or 20:20, can’t quite remember which in about 1997 and I think might have had something to do with the parlour prior to that although I’m not sure on that but were certainly operating in that area in that era as I know they were also looking after a couple of other parlours south of Aberystwyth 30 plus years ago
Yes, I remember now. He was hit near Carno and survived. It was another rail accident I confused it with.

That dealer is a heck of a long way from Aberystwyth across some treacherous roads in Winter. 62 miles unless it hints at snow, in which case they certainly wouldn't use the shortest Devil's Bridge route.
Never mind, the University is a bottomless pit of money. Or should that read 'a bottomless money pit'?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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