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MG Evo / MG Evo SB

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

A high grip dairy mat with a hexagonal surface that has a broad range of uses

The EASYFIX MG Evo / MG Evo SB is a high grip dairy mat with a hexagonal surface that is ideal for use in milking parlours, walkways, feedpads, collecting yards and passageways.

The rubber mat provides a comfortable and confident walking surface for cattle which increases cow comfort and welfare. This in turn reduces lameness and the associated veterinary and healthcare costs.

MG Evo – Suitable for Herd sizes: 0-300 cows
MG Evo SB – Suitable for Herd sizes: 0-500 cows

Provides cows with maximum grip and confidence

The hexagonal high grip surface allows for maximum grip which ensures cow confidence whilst walking on the mats as they are not afraid of slipping

Better locomotion and natural gait

As the cows are comfortable on the mats, they are more confident and will travel faster across the mats

Provides superior cow comfort

As the cows are more comfortable on the high grip surface which reduces slipping, this increases cow comfort and welfare, which in turn reduces lameness

Very easy to install and clean

The mats are suitable for DIY installation and can be easily cleaned with water or a brush scraper

Features

  1. Natural rubber compound
  2. ‘Hexagonal’ high grip profile
  3. Stud profile underneath
  4. Strong interlock on four sides
  5. Recessed holes around the edges facilitate stainless steel fixings

Dimensions

1150mm x 1770mm x 24mm

Warranty

5 years

Application

Feed Lane, 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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