Patz Model 9000 Liquid Transfer System - Overview & Features
Easy installation, low investment, low maintenance.
The operating principle is simple. The gutter cleaner moves manure over a screen. Liquids drop through the screen into the sump that is installed below the floor of the gutter.
The submersible pump moves the liquid through a 2-inch PVC pipe to a discharge point at the end of the slide into your manure spreader. The gutter cleaner takes the solids up the slide and discharges them into the spreader. The system uses no check valves. When the pump is turned off, liquids will flow out the sloping pipe or drain back into the sump.
Liquids drop through the screen into the sump. Two screen sizes are available: 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch.
Maintenance is low. The pump is heavy duty with an oil bath motor. It uses 230 volts, the same as the gutter cleaner but the motor draws less than 6 amps.
To eliminate corrosion, the system has a pump with stainless steel parts and utilizes PVC piping that wonít rust.
Should the pump need service, it lifts out easily. If the pump is out for service, you can still operate the gutter cleaner.
The Patz Liquid Transfer System does not require extra space in your barn. It can work with all brands of gutter cleaners.
The pumpís two-inch discharge matches the intake diameter for full flow. Also, they use two-vane, nonclogging impellers.
The system is easy to install anytime - winter or summer. Your system is ready to use the day after installation.
Dairymen happy with simple additions to gutter cleaning system.
"You donít realize how much liquid is in the gutter. You would be surprised at how much liquid comes out of that pipe," notes dairyman Ken Swick.
"If you have a drinking cup that causes flooding, you just turn on the pump and let her go," points out Pat Swick. "This system is worth it just for the protection when drinking cups or broken pipes flood the gutters and barn."
The Swick farm is a father-son dairy operation near Crivitz, Wisconsin. They had been adding extra bedding in order to get the manure up the slide. Then they installed a Patz Liquid Transfer System. Now all of the manure goes up the slide with just one revolution of the gutter cleaner chain.
Ken explains an additional benefit of the Patz Liquid Transfer System. "Now there is never any ice where the gutter cleaner goes through the barn wall because all liquids drain into the sump," he says.
The Patz Liquid Transfer System also allows the Swicks to still use their gutter cleaner for the box stall manure.
Optional automatic control package senses liquid level changes for automatic starting and stopping of the pump.
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