AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS REPTEC

Annual servicing of your backing gates

dairy cow at back gate

The biggest problem that occurs with backing gates is that they get used too hard to push the cows up, causing damage to backing gates and possible derailment.
They are not designed to be used as a bulldozer, they are designed to move cows up gently.
Every year they should be serviced.

For rectangular yard backing gates

Rope

  • Rope changed and tied correctly

Wheels

  • Wheels have tread on them and replaced if need be
  • Wheel covers are in place for protection and are firmly mounted
  • Gearboxes
  • Check for oil leaks
  • Tighten  mounting bolts

Pulleys

  • Are in good working order

Electronics

  • The electronics are working properly
  • The switch buttons have correct labels that are visible

Nylon Rollers

  • Replace faulty ones
  • Make sure spacing is correct
  • Check the catenary wire is in good condition

Dungbuster and or yard cleaning systems

  • Check filter
  • Check blades are in good condition
  • Check for cracks in booms
  • Check nozzles
  • Check hoses

Winch

  • Check the winch is working properly and not dropping down

General Repair

  • Check for welding repairs
  • Grease

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For round yard backing gates – Electric and water driven

Electrics

  • Check the electrics are in good order – use a certified electrician

Wheels

  • Replace any worn wheels
  • Check the axles

Water driven

  • Check the paddles are in good working order

Oil

  • Replace oil in the gearboxes
  • Check for leaks

Yard cleaning systems

  • Check that the cleaning system is in good working order

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