Yes graze a fair proportion of the year, we have issues where the automatic scrapers push the sh!t over the slats and what will become a big loafing yard that can’t be tractor scrapped. Plan was to put a big slatted tank in but it creates a big timing difficulty in that the window to complete the works is quite small so just considering all options.
£26500Lely say that theirs won't do such a tidy job on an open yard, because it likes to have walls, kerbs etc as reference points, and it may leave little lines once it gets too too far away from them, probably not a big deal. Also, if have a large area, it means more traveling, so the robot can look after fewer cows. Each one can look after 120-140 cows, but there's a function of how much slurry it has to collect, and how much ground there is to cover, both cleaning, and going back to the tip point. At a bit over £30k each, you don't want to stretch it too much