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MG Chevron 8

  • Category: Milking Parlour | Collecting Yard | Walkways | Lieback Area | Calving Area

Penny’ high grip mat suitable for sloped or slippy floors with high traffic

The MG Chevron 8 is a super grip mat that is ideal for sloped or slippy floors that has high traffic, such as lairage areas.

Suitable for herd sizes: 0-2000 cows

High grip mat

The ‘penny’ high grip surface allows for maximum foothold

Provides a good level of comfort

The ‘penny’ profile on the underside allows for extra comfort

Easy to clean

The mat can be cleaned with a pressure washer or water hose

Features

  1. Natural rubber compound
  2. Interlocking on four sides
  3. ‘Penny’ grip profile underneath for drainage
  4. Not suitable for use with automatic scrapers

Dimensions

1000mm x 1000mm x 22mm

Warranty

5 years

Application

Lairage Area, Collecting Yard, Calving Area, Lieback Area, Walkways, Milking Parlour
Why should I install rubber in the milking parlour?
Rubber in the milking parlour can deliver many benefits for both the farmer and the cow. Milking times are reduced, cow flow increased, cows don’t slip and get hurt, cows come into the parlour better.

How is this possible?
  • The average gait length for a cow on concrete is 600mm, Grass is 800mm and rubber is also 800mm, this more natural movement and increased step length will move cows through the system at a faster pace.
  • Milk let down by cows is also improved through standing on a comfortable rubber surface versus hard, cold concrete, cows feel more relaxed.
  • Cows also come forward to the parlour easier as cows will opt to stand on rubber near the parlour entrance as opposed to concrete in the collecting yard.
  • All parlour designs usually require sharp turns by cows, typical herringbone parlours will have 90 degree turns, rotary platforms require a 180 degree turn etc. anywhere you ask a cow to turn it puts pressure on the claw, this is a main source of claw damage leading to digital dermatitis or white line lameness, the is caused because of the abrasive nature of concrete, whereas rubber provides a cushioned surface.
Is it easy to clean?
Cleaning time should be similar to concrete floors, all EASYFIX rubber is designed to withstand cleaning chemicals etc.
How long will it last?
With any rubber flooring it is vital to ensure that the correct mat is used in the correct area and understanding the volume of cows that are being milked will determine how long a product will last.

Consider the traffic from a 1000 cow herd milked three times a day versus a 100 cow herd milked twice a day. 1.1m Cow passes V’s 73K passes per annum.

EASYFIX strive to develop product that are durable and deliver value for money for customers- on average EASYFIX products should last 15+ years depending on application and traffic levels

Note: if you are unsure about what product best suits contact a member of the EASYFIX product support team
What mats are available for milking parlours and collecting yards?
  • EASYFX MG Max 4 (SuperGrip Mat)
  • EASYFIX MG Max 8 (Super Grip Plus Mat)
  • EASYFIX Evo (Supergrip Dairy Mat)
  • EASYFIX Motion (Alley Mat)
  • EASYFIX SoftFloor (Parlour Pit Mat)
How do you recommend cleaning the parlour matting?
The matting is cleaned in exactly the same way as a normal concrete floor, chemicals and cleaning agents will not affect the mat.
What mats should you install in the parlour pit?
For the operator in the parlour pit EASYFIX offer an EVA material mat 1m X 1m X 25mm, interlocking on all sides to provide a seamless finish. This will provide comfort for operatives and reduce fatigue.
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