EASYFIX Neptune

EASYFIX Neptune (Double Foam Mattress) is a cubicle mattress offering the ultimate in terms of cow comfort.

The cubicle mattress has a 50mm layer of latex foam, is interlocking on two sides with a sloped profile at the rear.

The cow’s natural resting position is supported by the soft lying area within the centre of the mat.

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Benefits

  • Increases cow comfort and welfare.
  • Increases productivity - higher daily milk yields.
  • The open cell technology of the foam provides excellent comfort, durability and firmness.
  • Suitable for DIY installation & all cubicle sizes.
  • The width can be increased with the addition of spacers.

Features

  • Natural rubber compound.
  • Interlocking on two sides.
  • 500 micron sealed wrapper enclosing 50mm latex foam.
  • Foam 50% latex and 50% PU.
  • Sloped profile at the rear.

Dimensions

Width: 1125mm
Length: 1830mm
Depth: 62mm

Warranty

5 years

Application

Cow cubicle mattress

FAQ's

Cows can lie for up to 14 hours per day – the more comfortable you make the cubicle the longer they will lie. Cows produce 5 times more milk lying down versus standing.

  • Top Cover – How thick is the top cover material? The EasyFix mattress has a top skin of 10mm on the 25mm Latex Mattress and 12mm on the 50mm Latex Mattress – most continuous systems available range from 3mm to 6mm.
  • The weakest part of any mattress is the back 4-6” where the cows steps first to enter the cubicle – here is the point where you are most likely to find tears – at this point the EasyFix Mattress has a minimum of 25mm of solid versus continuous systems 3mm-6mm
  • With continuous systems if a tear occurs the replacement is expensive as you would have to replace the entire run.

A latex mattress is made up of two materials – latex & polyurethane. The Latex is the part that provides the memory and cushioning effect. EASYFIX use a 50:50 split in their Latex and tests conclude that our latex loses 2% elasticity over a 10 year period. Competitors (if they know) typically will use 80:20 split as this is a cheaper option and the memory and cushioning of the latex will deteriorate over a shorter period of time.

EasyFix have designed to the top surface finish of the mattress with a finish that provide a level of grip but that is non-abrasive to cows – compared to canvas type materials that can cause hock damage which has implications for herd health and in particular fertility

The simple knee test is a good indicator of comfort, free- fall to your knees and assess the impact- remember a cow when lying down transfers 70% of her bodyweight to her two front knees and free falls for 18-24” so a good cushioning surface will reduce impact on cows knees.

Typically Waterbeds/Gel Mattresses will provide little or no cushioning as the water/gel is displaced away from the impact zone and the cows falls onto the concrete.

Mattresses can be cleaned using a hand scraper, brush or mechanically propelled cubicle bedder with cleaning arm.

It is recommended with all cubicle mat/mattress systems to use a bedding material, such as saw dust, lime etc. This will absorb any liquid run off, ensure beds remain dry, and material with antibacterial agents or lime will ensure bacteria growth is lowered and therefore keep SCC low, and prevent mastitis.

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