Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does the chain last?
We offer a 1-year prorated warranty. The chain is expected to last 2.5-4 years.
2. What happens to the manure?
The system includes our Floating Neckrail that reduces the amount of manure deposited in the stall. There are also blockers under each stall divider that reduce sand contamination. When combined with the Tinker-Hatch Sand Dryer from Sandmiser, your sand will always be dry.
3. How much time will it take to maintain?
On average, it will take you roughly 20 seconds twice a day per loop to observe the operation. Chain tension should be observed weekly, with monthly maintenance of the chain that will take roughly 5 minutes per chain. At 6 months, bearing wheels are switched out and corner rails are inverted. At 6 to 10 months all corners should be changed when the first bearing goes. The system includes a complete set of stainless corners, so all can be replaced at once.
4. How much does it cost?
Prices will vary, however, the system in general has been described as being priceless. Compared to buying a formed curb, concrete deck and mattress, it will be cheaper and provide you with much less maintenance. Just install our curb with the system, add sand, and you will immediately see results; including reduced labour, 80% less sand used, less sand required to be purchased and stored, less time to maintain stalls, and less wear and tear on your manure handling equipment.
5. Are there any working units that I can go a see?
Currently, there are units running in Canada and the United States. Please contact us for further information.
6. How long of a run can the system accommodate?
The system can accommodate up to twenty-nine 48" O.C. stalls per zone. Our sales staff is trained to take any barn plan and provide you with a Boomerang® layout that shows appropriate zones for our system.
7. How often do I put sand into the system?
We recommend that this happens at least once a week, as this will actually lower your sand usage and reduce wear the on your system. By filling up the Boomerang® system weekly, this will provide all your stalls to receive maintenance 24/7, greatly reducing your overall time maintaining the stalls while providing your herd with constant comfort. When combined with our sand hopper automated fill system, no heavy machines are necessary.
8. How do the cows stay laying properly?
All Boomerang® systems come with the patented Floating Neck Rail from TORENNA®, that helps position all cows properly in their stalls without adding any extra stress on them during their entry or exit of the stalls. This neck rail positions the cows so their waste is deposited on or past the curb, allowing for minimal contamination of the sand.
9. What are the wear parts?
Corner bearings and rails need to be changed approximately once per year.