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Replacing cattle slats.

  • 15-10-2016 7:39pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 6,497 rangler1


    Does anyone offer the full job, ie taking out old slats in the old low slatted sheds and putting down new slats


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,348 ✭✭✭ Waffletraktor


    rangler1 wrote: »
    Does anyone offer the full job, ie taking out old slats in the old low slatted sheds and putting down new slats

    Local shed builders with a long reach telehandler?
    Worked on a farm weekends/holidays and remember they had a 13m machine with a attach ment to give an extra 6ft reach that they had made a jig up with 4 twist-lock type set up during the nitrates building time.
    Essentially place it over slat fairly centrally, drop 4 bars with a T on the bottom, twist then lift and its ready to manouver. From Wexford though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,497 rangler1


    Local shed builders with a long reach telehandler?
    Worked on a farm weekends/holidays and remember they had a 13m machine with a attach ment to give an extra 6ft reach that they had made a jig up with 4 twist-lock type set up during the nitrates building time.
    Essentially place it over slat fairly centrally, drop 4 bars with a T on the bottom, twist then lift and its ready to manouver. From Wexford though.

    The shed has only 8ft wide 6ft high doors at the ends so the slats have to be reached from the feeding passage and like all the old sheds the roof is low too.
    You'd imagine the slat manufacturers would be setup to do it


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ Cavanjack


    rangler1 wrote: »
    The shed has only 8ft wide 6ft high doors at the ends so the slats have to be reached from the feeding passage and like all the old sheds the roof is low too.
    You'd imagine the slat manufacturers would be setup to do it

    Any of the slat manufactures will do it. Replaced two 5 bays last year with no extra cost for removing the old ones. Obviously if there are gates or walls to be removed before hand they wouldn't do this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,904 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    We replaced slats recently and the supplier would have done it for us but the access was poor for their equipment.
    They lent us the jig for the slats which was handy.

    We hired a teleporter with long reach and added home made extension to the boom as it just wouldn't reach. This caused it to constantly alarm on full reach but it worked.

    3 of us but it took a whole day to replace 3 bays, lifting old singles and fitting gangs, yard was very tight and she's doors narrow, shed is near 40 years old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,348 ✭✭✭ Waffletraktor


    rangler1 wrote: »
    The shed has only 8ft wide 6ft high doors at the ends so the slats have to be reached from the feeding passage and like all the old sheds the roof is low too.
    You'd imagine the slat manufacturers would be setup to do it

    skid-steer?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,313 Sam Kade


    Do like the old days two strong men :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,497 rangler1


    skid-steer?

    Wouldn't be long finding the shook slats with the weight of one of those.
    Probably wouldn't have to take out the old slats then, they'd be in the bottom of the tank.....along with the skidsteer


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,984 ✭✭✭ Mooooo


    Took old ones out here using a 5 tonne mini digger from feed passage. Dropped em on to loader forks and carried em out. Slats were wider than feed passage so a bit of messing getting past the uprights alright


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,110 ✭✭✭ jfh


    rangler1 wrote: »
    Does anyone offer the full job, ie taking out old slats in the old low slatted sheds and putting down new slats

    Friend had much the same shed, banagher did it with forklift


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,365 ✭✭✭ red bull


    Applied for grant for replacement slats.Agfood says it AFIT
    How long does it take to get approval and have slat prices gone up a lot lately


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  • Registered Users Posts: 444 ✭✭ poor farmer


    I replaced 30 year old gang slats with new ones last year. low shed, narrow passage. I did it myself 5 tonne forklift with a boom. Big dangerous job, I wouldn't take it on again. It's not a job for the faint hearted.
    Mulleady's in longford will remove and replace slats


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