vacuum pump for milker

Discussion in 'Goats' started by reneeearle, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. reneeearle

    reneeearle Well-Known Member

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    Help!!! I have everything that I need to get my machine up and going, except for a pump. What do I need to look for? Does anyone have one for sale? I have babies due in April, and my goal is to have my machine up and running by then!!! Thanks ahead of time!!!
     
  2. Lt. Wombat

    Lt. Wombat Well-Known Member

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    The 2 biggies of the day were the Surge and Delaval. I see surge pumps on E-Bay all the time but the shipping is probably high due to the weight. I bought 2 last year and to save the shipping told the sellers to keep the motors.

    I keep them outside, due to oil vapor when operating, then hard piped the suction lines into the barn.
     

  3. reneeearle

    reneeearle Well-Known Member

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    I have a little portable milker, so I don't think that I need that big of a pump. Do you know about how much suction I need? Does it need to be a special Milker vacuum pump? will any pump work? Thanks, again,
    Renee
     
  4. Milking Mom

    Milking Mom COTTON EYED DOES

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    YOu might could go to Hamby Dairy Supply on the net and ask Mr. Hamby what he recommends. He is very friendly and helpful.
     
  5. tim1253

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  6. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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    once upon a time (in the countrysidemag fourm) I posted a link to a gentleman site that had drawings on how to convert a air ocmpresser into a vacuum pump. I am so sorry I didn't get his information copied for others before his site went down. I have no idea how he did it, however I talked to the owner at my feed store and he said to reverse something in the air compresser to cause it to suck instead of blow. *shrug* (I am not sure it will actually work)

    If I remember the drawing, an old propane tank used as a holding tank to maintain the psi needed. I know there is more to it then this and I am sure if you know someone that is mechanically inclined, they could figure it out.

    I am sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  7. debitaber

    debitaber Well-Known Member

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    I have one for sale. IF you are close to michigan.
     
  8. reneeearle

    reneeearle Well-Known Member

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    I am in Centra Michigan. Do you have one that will work for a portable milker? How much are you asking? How big is it? Where are you? Thank you so much for the info!!!!