Revolutionary manure robot for dense barn floors

Lely Discovery Collector Manure Robot
The Lely Discovery Collector does not push manure, but vacuums it.

The Lely Discovery Collector is a revolutionary manure robot designed to clean solid barn floors. The machine collects the manure rather than scraping it around the barn. This not only results in a cleaner floor, but also prevents the cows from standing in manure up to their dew claws, as is the case when a manure scraper is used.

A cleaner floor results in cleaner hooves

The Discovery Collector is specifically designed for barns with solid floors and takes a revolutionary diverse approach when compared to traditional manure scrapers. The Collector does not push manure, but vacuums it. This makes the build-up of manure – in which cows stand – a thing of the past. This not only makes for a cleaner floor, it also ensures the cows’ hooves remain cleaner. This improves both cow health and the well-being of the animals.

A comfortable experience for the cows

Conventional slurry scraping in cubicle sheds involves having to either dodge around the cows or drag them out line by line to get in and clean out properly – both of which are time consuming and cause major disruption to the herd.

The cows – and yourself – will experience little to no hindrance from the Discovery. The machine does not require cables or gutters. This ensures a more secure living environment for the cows. Thanks to its compact design the Discovery can easily navigate in between the cows, the sorting gates and around the cubicle passages and waiting area.

Rather than pushing the manure forward, the Collector uses a vacuum pump to collect the manure in it’s tank. At the end of a route the Collector releases the manure above a dumping location.

Water for added results and increased safety

Lely Discovery Collector Sprays Water

Cows are more likely to display their natural behavior in a clean environment. As a result, heat is detected sooner. The Collector sprays water from the front and back of the machine. Spraying from the front results in better manure intake, and from the back to leave behind a wet floor for additional grip.

Flexible cleaning

The daily routine of scraping manure is a thing of the past with the Discovery. The routes and cleaning frequency can be set to match your own, or the cows’ daily rhythm to make things as hassle-free as possible. And if you would like to adjust the program, for whatever reason, you can easily do so using your mobile phone.

Final words

Lely manure robot provides an intelligent solution for barn cleaning, which meets the growing need of dairy farmers for optimum hygiene in cow housing. You can visit the Lely website for more information about the Discovery Collector, or to find a Lely dealer in your neighborhood.

Source: Lely