By offering the Discovery mobile barn cleaner, Lely provides an intelligent solution, which meets the growing need of dairy farmers for optimum hygiene in their cow housings. The mobile barn cleaner features robot technology and is used with flexibility and thoroughness to ensure that the cow housing floor is kept as clean as possible to guarantee the walking comfort of the cows as well as hygiene. The Discovery mobile barn cleaner moves across the barn without any noticeable disturbing to the cows. There is no need for additional facilities or modifications. All in all, the Discovery is an easy-to-install and animal-friendly system, which only requires a bare minimum of maintenance.
The well-being of milking cows, their health and milk quality are major factors for the financial results of your dairy business. You ensure, in addition to providing sufficient water and high quality feed, an optimum every day climate for your cows. A quick disposal of manure may help greatly in achieving this objective. Moisture and manure on slatted barn floors are quite often a major source of infection for serious claw ailments. Cows that are suffering from a claw ailment produce less milk, encounter problems when walking and are not readily identified when in heat. In addition, moist accumulations of manure on slatted floors, especially when situated near the cubicles, are sources of contamination that affect milk quality directly. Clean udders and cubicles are primary conditions to avoid problems in terms of milk quality.
One of the ways to avoid contamination of cows and cubicles is frequent cleaning of the manure alley. Manual cleaning is an intensive and none too pleasant job, which keeps the floor dry and clean for just a short time. Conventional systems are an obstacle, they require extensive maintenance and do not clean the passage ways. By using the Lely Discovery mobile barn cleaner you clean the manure alleys in your cow housing as often as you please, so that you create a floor for your cows that is constantly clean and dry. The results of the use of a Discovery are immediately noticeable: less manure in the cubicles, cleaner claws, tail as well as udders, which results in peace and quiet in the herd
Good animal health is essential for overall cow performances and optimum cow housing hygiene is an absolute must for maintaining good animal health. From this point of view, the Discovery mobile barn cleaner is a valuable and economically justified investment.
You are the one who sets the routing to be followed by the Discovery mobile barn cleaner and you have the option to clean certain heavily used barn areas even more thoroughly. The large horizontal wheel ensures that the vehicle follows the walls and avoids obstacles, if any, such as beams or legs of cows and/or calves.
Setting up the charging station is all that is required to install the Discovery mobile barn cleaner. By means of the E-link remote control you simply set the routing to be followed by the Discovery in your cow housing. The Discovery keeps the walking passages free from obstacles such as slides, chains and discs. You can simply change the plastic sliding strip yourself.
The Discovery mobile barn cleaner is the ultimate answer to contaminated slatted floors and passage ways in cow housings. Low operating costs and maintenance are a characteristic of all Lely products, which is of course also true for the Discovery mobile barn cleaner.
All in all: with the Discovery mobile barn cleaner Lely provides a flexible and competitive solution for keeping your cow housing clean – 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.