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Cow Mattress – Huber Technik 4GS Soft Bed System

Huber Technik & O’ Donovan Engineering have come together to offer the premium soft bed cow mattress. This product is the ultimate in cow comfort and durability.  It has been shown that switching from an average comfort mat which would encourages 12 lying hours/day to the cow mattress which encourages 16 lying hours/day can get a dairy cow to produce approx. 3 liters of milk more per cow per day.

It is made from 100% new tire compound the only mattress on the market that is made in this way. This means it is not recycled rubber which is being reheated. It is also the reason it doesn’t crack, break down or contain any carcinogenic materials. The continuous mat is laid on 30mm polylatex foam pads.  The cover is 4mm thick rubber. A strong inlay mesh is used in the top cover that only Huber Technik use. This mesh combined with new tyre rubber compound makes this top cover 6 times stronger than its Asian competitors.

The mattress is supplied to your required bed length with no joinings under the cow. The mattress is fixed to the cow bed front and back with a 6.4mmm x 70mm stainless steel nails that do not require rawl plugs. Fixings are spaced out every 25cm. Each cow space requires approx 8 stainless steel nails.

There is a regressive 10 year warranty with this product.

Product Description

Huber Technik  4GS Soft Bed System Cow Mattress

 

  • The ultimate in Cow Comfort and Durability
  • The soft bed system is a double-layered mattress which guarantees optimum comfort for your cattle while also being extremely durable and hard-wearing
  • The system consists of a latex foam mattress covered by a 4 mm Rubber Top cover with fabric interlining for added strength
  • The mattress is cut to your requirements and fixed in place back and front every 25 cm
  • Huber is one of the only mats PAH tested and certified.

All mats are DLG and PAH tested.

DLG – A quality mark “DLG-approved for single value-determining criteria” is awarded to agricultural products. The products have successfully passed a DLG usability test according to independent and recognised evaluation criteria.

PAH TESTING

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.

The test centre technology and farm inputs of DLG (German Agricultural Society) is an independent test company in Frankfurt. DLG performed the following “Signum Tests” on Geyer & Hosaja rubber cow mats

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.

Vet And Cow Comfort Researcher

Nele Schermeier is involved in large farm projects all over the world. These including Russia, Italy, England, Germany and Turkey, covering a wide range of different environments.

Speaking on what makes the best rubber mat/mattresses, she said: “No matter what climatic situation or what kind of system the farms are using, it

Comfort Roll Cow Mat

Vet And Cow Comfort Researcher Nele Schermeier

always comes down to: What is the best for our cows?”

In her opinion, consistency is key. “Only high-quality rubber mat/mattresses keep their quality features over a long period of time.”

A consistent high-quality rubber mat/mattress gives a cow the convenience she needs to feel safe underfoot to reduce stress. Slippery and uneven ground is a stressor to the dairy cow.

Elevated stress hormone levels can have a negative effect on milk yield, reproductivity and even affect her unborn offspring.

A testimony to the quality of Huber mat and mattresses is the fact that there have been 0% warranty claims over the last 30 years. Huber comes with a 10-year regressive warranty.

For Comfort Roll Cow Mat option see: Comfort Roll Cow Mat – Huber Technik

Comfort Roll Cow Mat

Over 100,000 Irish cows are currently lying on Huber Technik comfort roll since we started distributing the product. A testimony to the quality of Huber mat and mattresses is the fact that there have been 0% warranty claims over the last 30 years. Huber comes with a 10-year regressive warranty.

Hugh MacEneaney, Teagasc Dairy Adviser, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny

“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.”

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