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    Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    Does anybody have a Dairy master parlour?
    - if so how do you like it?
    - how reliable has it been?
    - Are they a good company, with reasonably priced spare parts?


    Does anybody have the rapid exit? - how much are the running costs over several years? - is it worth the money?


    Any hidden down side to a rapid exit? - how do large overweight / bloated cows cope with the stall work?



    Thank you, any thoughts appreciated.

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newholland View Post
    Does anybody have a Dairy master parlour?
    - if so how do you like it?
    - how reliable has it been?
    - Are they a good company, with reasonably priced spare parts?


    Does anybody have the rapid exit? - how much are the running costs over several years? - is it worth the money?


    Any hidden down side to a rapid exit? - how do large overweight / bloated cows cope with the stall work?



    Thank you, any thoughts appreciated.
    Forget it and install an external rotary , you wont regret it !

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    Quote Originally Posted by big philip View Post
    Forget it and install an external rotary , you wont regret it !

    I agree, but the price would not fit in our cheque book.

    The Dairy master rapid exit is nearly the same price as standard herringbone from other manufacturers. Hence my wondering

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    Do you mean the sequential bailing?

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    On the service/maintenance side Dairymaster is probably one of the worst. Spare parts seem to be expensive and the servicing of their parlours seems to take an excessive amount of time due to the complexity of all the parts that get serviced.

    On the actual operation side of things I can't comment as I haven't seen their rapid exit herringbone, I'v only seen their rotary up close.

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    I think I'm right in saying that Dairymaster source their equipment from many manufacturers. Some are Italian made aren't they?
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    Don't, chap up road has one because it was cheap and he hates it, its mismatched and spares are difficult to get and expensive apparently. He told me that so I stuck with GEA, good parlour, reliable, dealers (our is anyway) good at fixing it quickly, and they are proven.

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    I have a 20/40 with sequential bailing,its been in since 95 and had a refurb last year to fit cluster flush,it works very well.Its very simple to use and maintenance isnt a problem although servicing meters does take time and costs about 10 for the kit.Spares are no problem to get,our dealer keeps most parts on the shelf and what he hasnt got is kept at bromsgrove.
    Dairymaster make the parlours themselves,the factory in ireland is well worth a visit.

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    There seems to be 2 groups of people either completely positive or don't touch by a mile.....

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    The best thing to do is go and milk in one,you will know if you like it then.

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    Re: Dairy master parlour? Rapid exit ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newholland View Post
    There seems to be 2 groups of people either completely positive or don't touch by a mile.....
    I have a suspicion like most things it's dealer based, the back up from the dealer makes or breaks a product!!

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