homestead size milking machine, brand and source?

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  1. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Those of you who are milking by machine, can you fill me in on your equipment? Arthritis may require that we have a machine instead of hand milking.
     
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    How many goats will you be milking? Do you need attachments and vacuum capacity for cow and goats or just goats? Multiple milking system or one at a time? 220 or 110? Portable or inplace? I have about 20 sources but knowing your needs will help me whittle the list.
     

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    http://www.milking-machines.com/ <-- the one I have, light and great for one person

    http://www.hambydairysource.com/ <-- mix and match parts, build your own (keep an eye out for a second hand vacuum pump, and you won't pay much for a system)

    You want it light, portable, 110 powered, wheels. For two goat system you don't need a big gigantic pump, you can get a single goat system and just do them one at a time. Hamby sells a lot of their stuff a little cheaper at their ebay store.