Scrape gutters

Scrape gutters are frequently used in confined stall dairy barns. The gutters are 16 to 24 inches wide, 12 to 16 inches deep, and generally do not have any bottom slope. They are cleaned using either shuttle-stroke or chain and flight gutter cleaners (figs. 10-9 & 10-10). Electric motor driven shuttle stroke gutter cleaners have paddles that pivot on a drive rod. The drive rod travels alternately forward for a short distance and then backwards for the same distance. The paddles are designed to move manure forward on the forward stroke and to collapse on the drive rod on the return stroke. This action forces the manure down the gutter. Shuttle stroke gutter cleaners can only be used on straight gutters.

Figure 10-6 Flush tanks

Figure 10-6 Flush tanks

Manually activiated Concrete or gate opening steel tank mechanism —

Tank

Tank with circular flush gate

Tank

Gate is tire mounted on solid rim

Tank with circular flush gate

Bell Intrusion Trap

Tank 3" Downpipe

Automatic siphon tank

Tank 3" Downpipe

Bell Intrusion Trap

Automatic siphon tank

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Component Design Agricultural Waste Management

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Chain and flight scrapers are powered by electric motors and are used in continuous loops to service one or more rows of stalls.

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