Maintaining the Dairy Drafter/Sort Gate

You should check and maintain your Dairy Drafter/Sort Gate to keep it in good working order.

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Written by Rosemary Stone
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Follow these guidelines to check and maintain the Dairy Drafter/Sort Gate.

Daily

Check power is on.

Check air pressure is set to a minimum of 0.5 MPa/73 psi at idle.

Warning! Do not exceed 0.6 MPa/87 psi. This could result in injury to animals.

Clean Dairy Drafter

Hose to remove mud/manure

Monthly

Check beam sensors are clean.

Wipe with a cloth to remove mud/manure

Drain air filter/pneumatic regulator.

Drain any water which has accumulated in the air filter/pneumatic regulator.

Keep the tie-rods greased.

Grease the tie rod end bearings and external eyelet bearings to keep the gates moving smoothly.

Check gates are firm.

Check that all gates are correctly adjusted with a firm fit. Turn off the air pressure and move the gates manually. They should move freely.

Six-monthly

Keep grease topped up.

Pump grease into the main grease line to distribute grease to the bearings inside the channel. We recommend using NLGI #2 grease and pumping 5 times every six months.

Caution! Pump slowly ~one pump per second.

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