For the Dairy Farmer
The Fastest Way to Scrape
The Mensch manure Vacuum cleans the alley in one pass, allowing more time to properly fill and groom freestall bedding. Minimized time in they alleyway means reduced wear and tear on equipment.
In efficiency tests, the Mensch Manure Vacuum was able to clean a 330 cow group (on 3x milking) in less than 10 minutes - including unloading!
The daily routine maintenance for the Manure Vacuum is as simple as a walk around inspection, greasing the scraper head and checking fluids.
The Manure Vacuum's functionality is kept simple so maintenance and repairs can be done on the farm to reduce any down time.
The scraper head is equiped with quick couplers and pins to easily change scraper heads for rubber replacement or overhaul maintenance on pins and bushings. In addition, many grease fittings are equipped with remote hoses to make routine maintenance quick and easy.
Full suspension provides a smooth ride on all terrains around the farm.
The auxiliary suction hose can be used to clean manure spills, watering troughs and runoff from silage.
The front discharge spreader allows you to spread slurry manure from the front of the vacuum.
Dry Solids Break-up Agitator
The agitator breaks up extremely dry solids to provide faster, more efficient scraping and vacuuming of dry solids.
- 425 / 65 R 22.5 (standard)
- 385 / 65 R 22.5
- 445 / 65 R 22.5
Rugged Cab Construction
The redesigned cab features military-grade components for long service life with no controls on the floor to be damaged by corrosive manure and sand.
Easy to Clean
Easy to clean cab allows for complete cleaning without damaging durable components.
The cab features a large windshield and side windows for better visibility of the scraper head.
The vacuum is controlled hydrostatically with a joystick for moving forward and reverse; this allows the operator to maintain engine rpm for vacuum speed while adjusting ground speed for different manure types.
The toggle switches lock into position for the scraper and collection wings; allowing the operator to focus on maneuvering the machine.
Patented Scraper System
The scraper head has a spring centering pivot that provides protection and safety to the machine and facility. Shear bolts on the collection wings allow them to fold around if they hit an obstacle instead of causing costly damage.
The scraper head has individually controlled down-pressure. With controlled down pressure, the scraper easily cleans up dry, pastey, sand-laden manure.
The collection wings also have adjustable pressures that float the skis along the curb, allowing the operator to focus on maneuvering the machine.
Skis are made from durable AR 400. Unlike pull type vaccums and automatic alley scrapers, the Manure Vacuum uses its curb skis to slide along alleyway curbs removing bacteria infested manure. This stops the bacteria from growing and the cows from tracking this manure into the freestalls.
Patented Unloading System
A full length auger in the bottom of the tank allows for quick and easy unloading of all types of manure from sloppy wet manure to dry pastey sand-laden manure.
Unloads 3000 gallons in approximately 50 seconds.
The gate valve controls the rate of unloading for specific applications, like discharging into a sand settling lane, mechanical sand separator, or manure digester.
The large vacuum blower provides instant suction at the scraper head. No waiting for the tank to build vacuum pressure.
Sand Laden Manure
The powerful vacuum blower sucks up think and heavy sand-laden manure from dry cow and heifer barns.
The domestic made vacuum blower is proven in many demanding and abusive industries such as oil fields, hydro digging, sewer cleaning trucks, and milking parlors.
|Tank Capacity||2200 gal.||3000 gal.||4300 gal.|
|Operating Weight Empty||21,820 lb.||23,160 lb.||25,820 lb.|
|Operating Weight Loaded||41,500 lb.||50,000 lb.||65,000 lb.|
|Turning Circle||7 ft.||12 ft.||14 ft.|
|Wheelbase||95.5 in.||138 in.||158 in.|
|Overall Length||20 ft. 5 in.||23 ft. 10 in.||25 ft. 1 in.|
|Overall Height||10 ft. 1 in.||10 ft. 1 in.||11 ft. 1 in.|
|Overall Width||8 ft. 1 in.||8 ft. 1 in.||8 ft. 2 in.|
|Scraping Width||8.5 ft. - 14 ft.|
|Engine||220 hp - 240 hp|
|Fuel Capacity||60 Gallons|
|Hydraulic Fluid Capacity||25 Gallons|
|Standard Tire Size||425/65 R22.5|
|Parking Brake||Spring Applied Wet Disc|
|Transfer Case||2 Speed w/ High Range Lock Out|
|Low Range Speed||10 mph|
|High Range Speed||20 mph|
|Vacuum Blower||6 in. Lobe Blower|
|Auxiliary Suction||15' Long 3" Dia. Suction Hose|
|Spreading Option||Front Mount Side Discharge|
|Cab||Heat / AC Standard|