HIGH EFFICIENCY SCRAPER FOR COW MANURE
Location: Taiwan, R.O.C.
The daily amount of feces and urine produced by a mature cow is about 8% of her body weight. Therefore,in a farm having 100 cows, the annual production of manure will be 2,000 tons per year. If this waste were washedand drained into the rivers and streams, it would not only need a lot of water, but would also cause a big pollutionproblem. However, the composition of cow manure is quite variabale and very useful for the improvement of soil quality. The device designed here collects manure in a waterless and highly efficient way. (See Fig. 3).
Uses and merits
Overuse of chemical fertilizer will be detrimental to the capacity of the soil. At the same time, the disposal of fairy wastes directly by washing them into the river will result in serious environmental pollution. To collectthe dairy wastes by using the devices described above will not only save water but will also ensure a clean farm.The utilization of used tires will reduce the space required for tire disposal. In additioin, the undiluted manurewill be an excellent source of organic fertilizer for athe improvement of soil quality.The device was designed to be connected to a general loader. With a special rubber made from an old truck tire cut to shape, manure can be removed from the concrete floor. The scraper pushes and pulls as the loadermoves in a fast and easy way. Also due to the flexibility of athe rubber part, the texture of the floor will not bedamaged during manure collection.
This device, when used with well-designed manure storage and a spreading area on the farm, will greatly reducethe problem of farm waste. If the rain-drain of the pen is constructed with a separate draining system, the storedmanure can be used in a more efficient way. The manure collection will be much more efficient if the runwayin the housing area can be constructed with an appropriate width.
Fig. 3.High efficiencyscraper for cowmanure