Huber Technik 4GS Soft Bed System Cow Mattress
The 4 GS mattress is supplied to your required bed length with no joinings under the cow. The mattress consists of a 4 mm mat. The foam base consists of 30 mm thick composite foam sheets, creating perfect deflection. The compression resistance is designed for high punctual loads by dairy cows, keeping the shape of the base. 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.
- The ultimate in Cow Comfort and Durability
- The soft bed system is a double-layered mattress that 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 size and fixed in place back and front every 25 cm
- 15-year warranty
All mats are DLG and PAH tested.
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.
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. 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, in her opinion, consistency is key. “Only high-quality rubber mat/mattresses keep their quality features over a long period of time.” always comes down to: What is the best for our cows?”
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 15-year regressive warranty.
Over 150,000 Irish cows are currently lying on Huber Technik 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 15-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.”