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    Parlour comforts

    Just wondered what people consider essential for operator comfort in their parlour?
    considoring putting in multiple wash down hose drops in, as our grassy muck gets everywhere and I'm fed up walking to either end all the time. The digital radio has been a great addition as well this year as well, as are rolls of tape and brand scrapers in 2 places evenly along length of Pitt.

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    Floor matting for the operator and the cows

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    Heater for cold winter mornings and fan for hot summer days especially if 3x milking. Insulated roof so no condensation drips while working.

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    Rubber matting in the pit floor. Warmer feet on cold days and a lot better on the knees and feet.

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    Someone else to milk them?

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    Underfloor heating cables in the pit floor...and that was in 1974 eeek
    There are more engines killed through lack of water than through lack of oil

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    As long as I have a wireless im happy enough

    Got the DAB in now, so I can listen to the Chris Moyles Show on Radio X

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmer View Post
    Just wondered what people consider essential for operator comfort in their parlour?
    considoring putting in multiple wash down hose drops in, as our grassy muck gets everywhere and I'm fed up walking to either end all the time. The digital radio has been a great addition as well this year as well, as are rolls of tape and brand scrapers in 2 places evenly along length of Pitt.
    your health is your wealth put parlour mats in and give your ankles and hips a rest you will end up stiff and sore before your 50

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    Decent pair of boots - then you have matts under your feet all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstien View Post
    Decent pair of boots - then you have matts under your feet all the time!
    Not the same, by all means get a decent pair of boots, but still fit parlour mats for extra comfort and warmth, your back will thank you for it!!

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    anyone any tips for speaker placement in the parlour? I think its a 7 channel amp I have

    have just one beast of a speaker at the front temporary.

    at the minute thinking two either side on the front wall up high so the cows cant get at, and two facing forwards either side at the back,

    four should be enough for now till I see some decent speakers on gumtree

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    Re: Parlour comforts

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballygreenan View Post
    Not the same, by all means get a decent pair of boots, but still fit parlour mats for extra comfort and warmth, your back will thank you for it!!

    Not the same in that they are attached to your feet so give you comfort and help your back all over the farm, not just in the parlour!

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