Huber Technik 4GS Soft Bed System Cow Mattress
Our Cow Mattress is DLG tested and certified. The test centre technology and farm inputs of DLG (German Agricultural Society) is an independent test company in Frankfurt. DLG performed the following “Fokus Tests”.
Deformability & Elasticity Test
Evaluates softness, comfort, and elasticity of a rubber mat before use and after simulating 10 years of normal use.
Permanent Tread Load Test
Evaluates the top and bottom surface wear and softness of a rubber mat after simulating 10-years of normal use. Artificial Cow’s foot exerts 2,200 pounds of downward pressure.
Evaluates top-surface wear resistance of a rubber mat after simulating 10 years of normal use. It exerts 110 pounds of downward pressure onto the mat.
Slip Resistance Test
Evaluates top-surface grip of a rubber mat. Surface grip prevents a cow from slipping.
PAH test – (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of over 100 different chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic compounds. PAHs are known for their carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic properties.
PAHs can be found in petrochemicals, rubber, plastics, lubricants, antirust oil, paints, leather and other products. Rubber and plastics are high risky materials containing PAHs. Huber is one of the very few mats on the market that is PAH tested and certified.
Hugh MacEneaney, Teagasc Dairy Adviser
“Good facilities allow farmers to expand production and incomes and add to the asset value of the farm. They also lead to a better quality of life for the farm family by reducing the workload and the drudgery. In many cases, particularly on dairy farms, buildings pay for themselves over a 7-10 year period. This is especially true when capital grant and tax savings are available.”