Help with milking machine (pics)

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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #517392 by katieb

Leonie wrote: katieb, I think my rubber inflations/cups may be too small. They fit but just. Our neighbour where she came from have cups just a bit bigger.
Pepper is a Jersey x.
She's doing great but I think would be even better with cups just a little bigger.
Just over 12 litres this morning. Took me 4 & a 1/2 minutes to empty her out completely (timed it).She is more relaxed & getting better with her routine, as am I lol.


can you measure them & ill see what ours are, we milk jerseys & jersey X

measure the metal ....width & length from where rubber pops out the top

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8 years 4 months ago #517482 by footinmouth
You must take them in for a service, you should be replacing the inflations once a year, the pulsator and the vacuum needs to be correct as well. Dairy farmers get this done professionally as it requires specialist tools and knowledge to do correctly. The serviceman can answer your questions and give you good advice. From what you are saying it sounds like the whole system is out of whack and you need to replace all the rubbers. They can also advise you on correct cleaning methods.

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8 years 4 months ago #517843 by Leonie
It's much better now & thanks everyone for your advice.
We've just spent time getting to know how our machine works etc & everything is running a lot smoother.
Pepper is doing good & our routine is going good :)
Thanks again!

'REGRET IS A DULL AND RUSTED BLADE'

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