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Robot Manure Scraper
Robots are finding their way into barns with the introduction of this first-of-its-kind manure robot designed to work continuously scraping slats in hog or dairy barns.
  Moving at a slow crawl, the fully-independent, battery-powered unit is fitted with rubber squeegees on front. The computerized unit senses obstacles as it moves around, working from the outside toward the middle. It moves slowly enough so animals can get out of its way. When it does hit something, it simply backs up and works its way around.
  When it needs recharging, it's programmed to work its way back to a docking station.
  The company says it can be used in a variety of conditions. All components are tightly sealed in waterproof compartments.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joz B.V., Industrieweg 5, Postbus 20, Westwoud, 1616 ZG Hoogkarspel, Netherlands (ph 011 31 228 56 65 00; fax 011 31 228 56 65 70).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2