Maximise milking speed and operating efficiency with the Cowcare Challenger Backing Gate.  This gate is designed for large collecting yards handling large numbers of cows, and is an ideal choice for round the clock milking operations.

The Cowcare Challenger Backing Gate is custom built to your collecting yard requirements, and can vary in width up to 20 metres.  Both gantry and gate are manufactured entirely from steel and are hot-dip galvanised for maximum service life.

Suitable for Scraper attachment for both solid or slatted floors.

Key Features-

  • 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 Challenger 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 to move. Experience shows that cows are fully trained to the High Lift Gate within 2 – 3 weeks of operation.

Benefits-

  • Reduced labour – single operator
  • Reduced milking times due to improved cow throughput.
  • Reduced stress levels of both animals and operator
  • Safer working enviroment

The Cowcare Scraper Backing Gate integrates our automatic scraper system with an advancement gate.

Scraping can be configured to clean in the forward or reverse direction.

This robust design is fully galvanised and a choice of fixed or movable gate is available. The operator can control gate advancement from anywhere in the milking pit. Scraper backing gates can be manufactured in varying sizes for individual collecting yards.Key features and benefits:

Ensures good cow flow.
Labour saving – does two jobs.
Robust construction.
Yard can be cleaned when the backing gate is moving in either a forward or reverse direction.
Can be customised to suit almost any collecting yard or customer requirements.

Scimitar Backing Gate

A simple but yet functional Meduim duty option. The Cowcare Scimitar up & over Backing Gate is suitable for herd batching operations.  This gate is supplied in kit form.

The Cowcare Scimitar Backing Gate is custom built to your collecting yard requirements, and can vary in width up to 8 metres.  Both gantry and running tracks are manufactured entirely from steel and are hot dip galvanised. The gate includes the use of Stainless steel and Aluminium to reduce weight.

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