Cross gutter cleaner systems with cable, chain or hydraulically driven to clean a single cross gutter in a free stall barn.
Cross Gutter Cleaner with Cable
The cable cross gutter cleaner consists of a drive unit, gutter wheels, at least one scraper and a cable. This system is designed to pull a scraper inside a cross gutter in order to direct the manure in a reception pit or any other means of storage. The drive unit is equipped with one or two electric motors and speed reducers depending on the cleaning requirements.
Cross Gutter Cleaner with Chain
The cross gutter cleaner with chain is a system running in close circuit that convey manure and bedding from a cross gutter, in a free stall barn, to a hydraulic piston pump or a reception pit. To do so, a drive unit, installed at one end on concrete between gutters, drives the chain and the paddles to collect manure in the loaded gutter until it drops in a hydraulic piston pump or reception pit. Then the paddles, which are free of manure, run back in the return gutter.
Hydraulic Cross Gutter Cleaner
One hydraulic cylinder operates back and forth a long square tube where several paddles are fixed on it. These paddles opens and closes as they going forward and backward in the bottom of the cross gutter. This way, the manure is pushed or pulled all the way to the reception pit or to a hydraulic piston pump hoppers. A common installation will use the same power unit to simultaneously operate scraper(s) to collect manure in the alley(s), cross gutter cleaner and hydraulic piston pump.