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Fitted a Green Oak cluster flush systme today, worked without a hitch tonight, worked out it will need to prevent 24 cases of mastitis to pay for [sign in to see URL]% interest over 24 months, hopeit worksas well as it should in theory!!!



We also have this greenoak system works well, we wet wipe, fore strip every cow and then put the cups on. we use a .5% solution of peroxyacetic acid in the flush to kill bugs, cells just over 100 with bacto's around 20

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Looked at all the pros & cons and the postings on here. Installed dip & flush to our tandam. Now three months later - very pleased, cell count still around 120 with very little mastitus (1 case/month 180 cows). Bacto staying around 10. Has taken 1hr day off the milking. System works well but the pressure pipe connections should be stronger, if we didn't have mats I could see plenty breaking! The teat dip that you have to use (for the first year) must have some liquid gold in it!!!
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We are now a couple of years on from the last post in this very interesting thread, and I was really hoping if people could update on how they are getting on with their systems?
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Does anyone have backflush on their parlours?
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Germania double 10 with backflush here.
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craethke, do you like the backflush, is there much maintenance?
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Love the backflush, my brother does the maintenance on it. Overall thrilled to have it, cell count stays either side of 100,000. Need adequate water pressure for sure, fairly complicated to install but can be done. After asking my brother his opinion, he says it is the only one he would recommend.

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What brand of back flush do you have?

Building a new barn, contemplating a backflush system.

Do you have to use special liners, or where does the water get injected.
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The backflush is all Germania components. Realistically, it is the only brand to even consider, in my opinion.

The only issue we have had is with some of the used 2 way valves that control the liquid flow. The other option is to use automated butterfly valves in place of the 2 way valves.

No special liners. We have a pipe at the top edge of our parlor curb, and that carries the iodinated water to each stall. Then a fitting by each milker carries the water to a turn valve, that has 2 positions, one for milking, and one for BF. Air controls this valve, and it rotates to the BF position for the 30 second cycle.

During BF, first is milk sweep, which vacuums out the couple ounces of milk left in the milker, then iodinated water purges the claw, then clear water flushes the claw, then the claw is left full, because they are a top draw unit, so then vacuum is applied and pulls the water out of the claw, and that goes into a "sweep tank" and is dumped down the drain when the cycle is complete.

Look for some Germania literature or video.

Depending on your location, I would recommend contacting TFA (Tech for Ag) in Rhinelander Wisconsin. Rolf is the owner, and he originally founded Germania, and now installs Remanufactured parlors, and crowd gates, etc. We purchased our parlor as a modular unit, and later added the BF system thru him. Exceedingly knowledgeable.

Good luck
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Thanks, I'm actually in Ontario, Canada. But I'll see what I can pull together.

Does yours backflush an entire side at once, or immediately after a single cow is milked?
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