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Grooving Barn Floors
Slippery surfaces can be just as hazardous to animals as they are to humans. In the agriculture industry, cows are susceptible to slipping on slick barn surfaces that aren’t textured properly.
Grooving barn floors gives cows traction on those surfaces and helps eliminate the threat of cows sustaining wear and tear or serious injuries. With EDCO’s Self Propelled Crete-Planers, operators can groove large barn floors to the best patterns for cow traffic to safely walk on.
Installing grooves on concrete surfaces is the best option because the cows’ hooves catch on the grooves in the surface to eliminate slippage. Roughening up the concrete surface is not recommended, as that can cause damage to the hooves and be unstable for their walking posture. Additionally, non-slip treatments will not hold up over time with the amount of cow traffic faced daily.
EDCO’s 10” Self Propelled Crete-Planer (model CPU-10FC), equipped with a grooving drum setup of carbide cutters and spacers, helps operators achieve straight, diagonal and diamond grooving patterns for barns.
The drum setup for this application should space the cutters out evenly for consistent width between grooves, which provides the best walking conditions for the herd.
The Self-Propelled Crete-Planer features a larger working width and higher productivity rate (500-750 square feet per hour at a ⅛” depth per pass) than the Walk Behind models, which makes it the best option for large areas like barns.
A straight groove pattern is ideal for areas with straight traffic flow, such as walkways from the barn to the parlor. Diagonal patterns are used to catch hooves in areas where cows need to make sharp turns. A diamond pattern, a complete combination of straight and diagonal, is largely regarded as the best grooving pattern in barns, as it catches the hooves in all directions.
With grooved floors, farmers protect their investments on their animals. Grooving floors is the most cost-effective option to maintain productivity and longevity of the cows kept in the barns.
EDCO's 10" Self-Propelled Crete-Planer (CPU-10FC)
CPU-10FC Training Video
Also ideal for: Parking deck repairs, road repairs, factory floor cleaning and/or preparation and large floor repairs
- 10" working width
- Planes approximately 500-750 square feet per hour at a 1/8" depth per pass
- Upcut Drum Rotation
- Hydrostatic drive transmission for smooth forward and reverse speed control
- Optional outrigger axle assembly enables the machine to follow slab contours closely when working with uneven surfaces or when uniform surface removal is critical
- Vacuum port for safe dust prevention procedures
- Convertible hood design on CPU-10FC model allows for multiple drum setups
- Easy access on CPU-10FC for quick drum changes
- Drum accepts both carbide and steel cutters to qualify the machine for multiple applications
CPU-10FC Drum Setup for grooving applications, such as on dairy barn floors