Use with Hamby, DeLaval, Coburn, Interpuls, Vanguard, Westfalia, Ezee floor pail bucket milkers. Not for use with Surge cow buckets, Hoegger goat buckets, or NuPulse milkers. Your milking machine must be kept clean and sanitary in order to have healthy milk that will keep without spoiling.
***Note it takes more vacuum capacity to wash than to milk*** Some small vacuum pumps will not operate this device. ***
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Bucket Milker Washer - Super Cleaning Package
Your milking machine must be kept clean and sanitary in order to have healthy milk that will keep without spoiling. Clean milking machine components are vital for good udder health of the cow, goat or sheep.
This handy kit provides all the components and detergents needed to properly clean your bucket milker.
Ideal for family cow milkers, dairy goat and hobby farmers. This same equipment is used daily by our Amish dairy farmer customers and commercial goat dairies across North America.
All packages Include:
Auto Washer for claw and hose assembly 56200
Small stainless steel wash sink for milker claws 56195
Large stainless steel sink for hand brush washing milking machine bucket and lid 1070-604 or similar
Brass mixing faucet
Duo Pfan® detergent
Citrophos Acid Sanitizer
Long handle brush
Swiss style pail brush
4 package options; choose above.
- Choice of single (1070-604) or double (1070-624) large sink. Double sinks are required by some inspectors for Grade A dairy farms. (see links below to learn more about sink choices)
- Choice of legs or wall brackets. Wall brackets make it easier to clean under the sink, but you will need a sturdy wall to support the sink and water. Legs are adjustable height. Legs can have casters added if you need to move the sink around your milk room.
Auto Washer for claw and hose assembly. Keep your milk hoses and milker claws clean on the inside without taking them apart. Remove the milk hose from the bucket lid, hook the milk hoses to the port on the bottom of the washer. Place the milker claw in the wash sink with the inflations in the water. Turn on vacuum pump. The wash solution is pulled up through the milker and hoses, then released to drain back to the sink, then the cycle repeats over and over. Non-electric. Operates 100% on vacuum. (Full instructions listed at the bottom).
Small stainless steel wash sink. Sink holds milker claws and wash solutions. Small sink hangs on the end of large wash sink or it may be wall mounted under the bucket washer.
Large stainless steel wash sink. This sink is big enough to put the largest milk bucket in and still be able to get your hands in to brush wash it. Holds up to 29 gallon of water. Comes with your choice of adjustable legs or a wall mount cradle.
Duo Pfan powder detergent has been used on dairy farms for washing bucket milkers, bulk milk cooling tanks and pipelines for many years. Duo Pfan is a heavy-duty, chlorinated, alkaline powder detergent with the the right combination of ingredients for thorough cleaning of milk fats and proteins. 45 pounds. UPS shippable.
Citrophos Acid Sanitizer is the right choice for thorough cleaning of milk stone. Plus it has a residual sanitizing effect. Case of 4x1 gallon containers. Reorders are not UPS shippable
Long Handle Brush. Just right to reach the bottom of those large milk buckets.
Swiss pail brush. Fits your hand well for brush washing inside the lid and other small areas
Inflation brush cleans all the way through the inflation including the hard to reach cavity on top.
What your barn needs:
Hot and cold running water.
Vacuum supply. (the one from your milking machine will work just fine)
Hanger for stainless steel buckets (see link below) Plastic buckets need a sanitary ventilated shelf rack for drainage and storage
Bucket Milker Washer Instructions:
Your milking machine must be kept clean and sanitary in order to have healthy milk that will keep without spoiling. Cleaning should be done immediately after milking. Do not let the milking machine sit dirty as the milk residues may dry on and then it will be much harder to clean.
Step 1 Warm rinse with 2 gallon warm water. Attach milker units to washer. Fill small sink with 2 gallon of 100 F degree water. Turn on vaccum supply for 2 cycles of rinsing. Drain sink. Discard this water. Milk rinses best at about the temperature it came from the cow or goat ~100 degrees.
Step 2 Hot detergent wash. Fill small sink with 2 or 3 gallon hot water (140 to 160 degrees) Add 1/4 cup of powder dairy detergent. Turn on vacuum supply. Operate for 3 to 5 minutes. Do not let this wash solution drop below 120 degrees. Do NOT run the washer an excessive long time or the wash solution will drop below 120 degees and it will not clean properly. Drain thoroughly. Catch this DuoPfan wash solution for brush washing lid and bucket
Step 3 Warm Acid rinse. Fill small sink with 2 gallon warm water. Add 1 oz. of Citrophos. Turn on vacuum supply. Run for 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 4 Brush wash the bucket and lid in the large sink. You can use the Duopfan solution from step 2 above. DuoPfan is a very low foaming detergent. If you prefer a sudsy wash, use Pfanzite. Remove the lid gasket and brush wash the bottom of the lid. Rinse with clear water. Hang lid to drip dry. Store bucket upside down on a sanitary rack or hang from a rustproof hanger. Allow all items to drip dry with no water standing.
Rinse all brushes and hang to drip dry. For the longest life of your cleaning brushes, always rinse and hang them to dry after each use. Do not leave brushes 'soaking' in wash solutions.
Brushes are recommended for cleaning milking equipment. Hamby Dairy Supply brushes are specifically designed to clean stainless steel, glass and milking machine plastics with out scratching. With proper care, they will last a long time.
Cloths & sponges are not recommended. They will not completely clean and they harbor bacteria.
Acid rinsing is optional but recommended for barns with hard water. Acid rinsing is for removing milkstone. Milkstone is made primarily of calcium residues from the milk and from the hard water. Milkstone likes to stick to stainless steel and glass. Other milk residues, such as protein and fat like to stick to milkstone. This will result in a buildup that will leave your shiny stainless steel looking dull. That buildup can contaminate your milk effecting flavor and quality. It also provides a good medium for bad bacteria to grow on.
If your milking machine gets a dull look, then prepare a solution of 1 gallon hot water along with 1 ounce Citrophos. Brush wash the dull components with this solution.
Step 4 Sanitize prior to milking. Citrophos Acid Sanitizer is a registered sanitizer with a germicide effectiveness of several hours. However, if you are consuming or selling raw milk, I recommend a cold sanitize with a Citrophos solution or a chlorine solution 15 minutes prior to milking. See sanitizer label for instructions.
Warning: Do not mix wash solutions from second and third step
Note: Detergent included is 45 pounds of Duophan - not Pfanzite as shown in picture with the brushes
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