Milk machine input...

Discussion in 'Cheese & Dairy' started by Island Creek Farm, May 8, 2016.

  1. Island Creek Farm

    Island Creek Farm New Member

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  2. Goat Town

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    There is no information about the vacuum pump other than it's oil less. The milker is pretty much standard with BRK pulsation and ITP goat claws. I'd forego the rubber milk lines and upgrade to silicon. The same milker from Parts Dept would be about $400.00.
     

  3. Island Creek Farm

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    but how much would the pump be? Since I'm new, I wanted to buy complete, not have to add each part...
     
  4. Goat Town

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    Well, if you dig around their site, they're using rebuilt Gast airless vacuum pumps. On their two goat milker, they say it's a 1023 series vacuum pump mounted to a 1/2 HP motor and they say it delivers 10 cfm open air flow. At milking vacuum of 12 inches the airflow would go down to 7 or 8 cfm. That's enough to run a bucket milker, but just barely. I have rebuilt a 1023 series GAST vacuum pump and seen it run a bucket milker. New that pump without a motor would go for at least $500.00.