1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Manure Flush PitPeter Jusczak, Moose Lake, Minn., designed a "no power" flush pit for his calf barn that he says works great and eliminates the need for other expensive equipment.
Jusczak built a pit 3 ft. by 3 ft. and 4 ft. deep in the barn with a drain hole at the bottom. The drain is covered by a heavy stopper that's attached to a chain.
"We sweep manure into the hole and then wash down the floor with water. When the hole is full, and the manure is mixed with the water, we pull the plug and it flushes down like a toilet. It all goes out to the lagoon through a big pipe we installed below ground. Saves lots of time and effort over other cleaning methods," says Jusczak, who notes that a slotted grate mounts over the top of the pit for safety when not in use.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Peter Jusczak, 1599 "W" Road, Moose Lake, Minn. 55767.
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