I have had that same vacuum pump for over 10 years with no issues , it is a Conde so good brand mine is a 1hp not 3/4 Suzanne
2 children Steven and Leila permitted 006 RCM Dairy Paprika 3/4 Jersey 1/4 Highland/Angus/Herford 2018 heifer Lillie the Holstein 2018 Cookie 3/4 jersey 1/4 Hereford 2017 Emmy a Galiceno pony Tonta the rescue Mustang pony some goats and the ever changing bottle calves
I also have the same vacuum pump, after selling an older and much noisier one. The decibel level does make a difference to me. I have had mine for six or seven years without issue. I can't see the bucket very well in the photo but yes go with a bigger bucket if you can. the two outfits near me that offer these systems are both reputable- Parts Dept of Sharon, Ct and Bob White Systems of Randolph Vt. Pretty sure you could search out a similar system in Lancaster County Pa. The price is on the high side of average but doesn't include shipping. Its worth the trip if you're withing striking distance of Vermont. Parts Dept only ships what they sell. If you pay their price, I'd be tempted to see if they might toss in an inline filter- hugely beneficial and saves another step of filtering.
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Post by grammagrace on Dec 28, 2020 9:28:42 GMT -5
Hamby was my first call. They said go to YouTube and watch a video of a cleaning set up. I did. When I call again I get no answer. Its been a while since I tried but the guy didn't seem to be interested in talking until I watched the video. I was very disappointed
Everything related to small farming seems to be selling like hotcakes in Covid, a silver lining to a terrible time. I've bought from Hamby and would give them a thumbs up. Can you network to find a supplier- you're in dairy territory. I would also give a call to BobWhite systems and ask them for a quote on shipping- having bought two of them I can tell you they are really good at putting them securely in wooden crates. ETA- Yes, your photo is from Bobwhite systems and the line does include an inline filter. That is a three quarter HP pump which is fine. Their phone is 844-770-2777 That price is about $200 more than when I was there last- which is reasonable for how long ago it was. Their warranties are good and they can troubleshoot most things over the phone. you're also going to need pump oil BTW. and dairy soap besides the powder.
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Post by sheepherder on Dec 29, 2020 22:47:31 GMT -5
You can buy a Surge belly milker and a vacuum pump for far less money and IMO they are as good as anything when it comes to a family cow. Get a new pulsator and they are pretty much idiot proof. We use the surcingle and hang it under the cow although a lot of people use hose extensions and set the bucket on the ground. Lots of good setups around, whole thing shouldn't cost more than $700 or 800 and maybe less if you search hard.
4 Jerseys named Jersey, Bessie, Lynette, and Talent.
It's probably a good idea to "visit" various setups before buying based on individual situation and preferences.. The belly milker is a far different situation than the bucket system. I sent the belly milker I bought back in favor of the bucket system.
Post by grammagrace on Jan 1, 2021 14:40:35 GMT -5
Ordered a machine. Dont know how soon I'll see it. I did order from Hamby. They sure aren't cheap. But I'll never be buying another one. Wondering how my cow will like it. Got the bucket because I wouldn't be able to put a belly one on. Its my Merry CHRISTmas, Happy New Year and happy birthday to me probably for the rest of my years.
Post by grammagrace on Jan 4, 2021 10:10:19 GMT -5
mommasquilts This is the one. Sure hope it comes soon. My right hand was NOT happy getting my gallon and possibly qt this morning. Plus I'm planning on going to my sons next week for, I've no idea how long and I'd hoped my daughter and I could learn to use it together. I got the big bucket because at peak my cow gave 3 plus and at some point I will be milking 2 cows.
Post by grammagrace on Jan 8, 2021 15:21:09 GMT -5
Thanks all.. so nice to see that others have and like it.. thats a chunk of dollars to spend and not be happy with it. Now if they'll just ship it. Had hoped to have it before I run off to Kansas for who know how long so my daughter and I could learn how to use it together. Not going to happen 😔 Because I leave Monday. Pretty sure my daughter will not use it if it shows up while I'm gone.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
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alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
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Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
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mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
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steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
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highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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