Maximise milking speed and operating efficiency with the Cowcare Warrior Backing Gate.

The Warrior Backing Gate provides a robust designed solution, suitable for applications where upright supports are not present.

The  Warrior “up and over” backing gate is suitable for use in rectangular collecting yards.  The backing gate is fixed to a rigid gantry, traveling on two tracks suspended from the roof trusses.  Both drive and lift motors are fixed at one end of the track.

When the gate is fully advanced the operator may, at the touch of a button, easily lift the backing gate up and over a second group of cows. The gate is then lowered behind the group, ready for advancement as required.
The Backing Gate and Gantry are custom built, and can vary in width up to 12 metres.  The gantry and track system is manufactured entirely from steel and are hot-dip galvanised.  The gate makes use of aluminium & stainless steel to reduce physical weight.   Tarpaulin sheeted gate available as shown.

Why choose a Cowcare backing gate

  • Reduced labour – single operator
  • Remote operation
  • Automated travel – adjustable speed
  • Cow friendly
  • Built to order
  • Robust design

 

Control
The gate is controlled by means of a simple, robust hand-sized control unit which can be suspended in the pit . Local controls are also mounted on the gate so that the operator has complete control when loading the cows into the yard.

Operation
The Warrior Backing Gate is simple to operate and moves in a programmed manner, swinging upward and over the waiting cows before moving to the starting point in the collection yard. The gate then lowers into the operational position ready to usher the next batch of cows into the parlour. The starting point can be determined by the operator using the hand control unit . A smooth round hock-bar on the gate is used to urge the cows forward into the milking parlour as required. A siren sounds whenever the gate is in motion. This ensures safe operation and, in addition, cows quickly learn to respond to the sound and react by edging forward towards the parlour before the gate begins move.

Benefits-
Reduced labour – single operator

Reduced milking times due to improved cow throughput.

Reduced stress levels of both animal and operator

Safer working environment