Ten Futuro hydraulic piston pumps handling 40,000 gallons of liquid each a day.
Manure transfer made easy with the Futuro
In 2002, Kaeb Sales installed four GEA Futuro pumps at Herrema Dairy, in Fair Oaks, Indiana. These pumps have been pumping every day for over 17 years and have pumped over 800 million gallons of dairy manure. Herrema Dairy houses cows in a tunnel vent dairy barn and use recycled manure fiber bedding. The installation utilizes a 90-degree suction pipe, and each pump handles about 40,000 gallons of liquid a day. The original four pumps have had minimal maintenance over the 17 years. “They can be carefree if you look after them,” says Chris Peck, Maintenance Manager.
Herrema Dairy has now added six additional Futuro pumps for a total of ten.
We really like the low maintenance aspect of it. We think GEA puts out a great product." - Chris Peck, Maintenance Manager at Herrema
Minimum and easy maintenance
The Futuro pump has an easy access to grease lines for lubricating the bronze bearing valve pivots. The interior of the evacuation chamber is accessible from both sides of the pump.