Model 6000 Pit Pump Success Story
Built Stronger To Last Longer
Mr. Thomas Boehmke operates a veal farm in Porterfield, WI. The 1600 calves are housed in two barns, a 1100 calf barn and another 500 calf barn. All of the calves are purchased at either "new born" stage, which is 2-3 weeks old, or at the 7 week old stage and are sold at 20 weeks. These calves are fed milk only for the entire 20 week time frame.
Mr. Boehmke purchases whey by-products to which protein and fat have been added, and stores this mixture in bulk tanks. When it is time to feed, the mixture is heated to 200+ degrees to infuse the fats and protein into the whey. It is then transferred to a mixing tank where water is added. The mixture is cooled to about 105 degrees before piping it into the calf barn for feeding.
A slotted floor covers the gravity flow manure holding area. Tom was looking for a less labor intensive way to get the manure from the holding area to the field. Rather than purchasing another tractor and a liquid spreader, or hiring a contract hauler to empty his pit, he purchased a Patz Model 6000 Pit Pump from his Patz Dealer, Raymakers, Inc. of Pulaski, Wisconsin. He uses the Pit Pump to agitate and pump the liquid manure directly into his self-propelled irrigation system. The system spreads the manure directly onto his fields. Tom stated, "I can start the system up, continue with my other chores, check on it occasionally, and in 12 hours the entire pit is agitated, pumped out and the manure is on the field."
"I had another pump installed, but it was just too light weight," Tom continued, "you can look at the Patz units and see the difference, Patz is built stronger to last longer."