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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub w/VIDEO

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:49 am

WaMoo wrote:Yup. Decided to make a video about it! A little trial and error, but I think I figured it out!

https://youtu.be/kWZoNY98OMI

Haha, I just got the notification about your new video. I just finished watching it. I had this thread in mind when I saw the video. I cut your link and came right to this forum to post it on this thread, only to see you did already and are a member here. Different name but now I know who you are here.

I like your videos. And again congratulations Cheif on a retirement well earned.

Here is his link again for those who want to see the video.

https://youtu.be/kWZoNY98OMI

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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:19 pm

Great work and video, Stacy.
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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:32 pm

Looks good. Here are a couple random thoughts.
1) The vacuum regulator probably isn't helping. Once you are running the milker, you most likely need to avoid any extra air getting into the engine.
2) A vacuum tank would help even out the load on the engine. Plumbing the tractor into the tank of your Surge vacuum pump and operating the milker from the tank might make a difference.

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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub

Postby WaMoo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:01 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Looks good. Here are a couple random thoughts.
1) The vacuum regulator probably isn't helping. Once you are running the milker, you most likely need to avoid any extra air getting into the engine.
2) A vacuum tank would help even out the load on the engine. Plumbing the tractor into the tank of your Surge vacuum pump and operating the milker from the tank might make a difference.


Those are great thoughts. With the throttle wide open, I was getting the vacuum down to 15 inHg, which I think is right on the cusp of being ok for the cow.

If I had to rig this in real life, I’d probably park the tractor outside the milkhouse, and run a hose through the hoseport to the stallcock in the milkhouse normally used for washing. The line from the milkhouse runs back through the milking parlor (with stallcocks at the individual milking stalls) to the vacuum pump. Then, like you recommended, it would utilize the balance tank to smooth things out as well as utilize the regulator on the Surge pump.
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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub w/VIDEO

Postby WaMoo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:02 pm

Clemsonfor wrote:
WaMoo wrote:Yup. Decided to make a video about it! A little trial and error, but I think I figured it out!

https://youtu.be/kWZoNY98OMI

Haha, I just got the notification about your new video. I just finished watching it. I had this thread in mind when I saw the video. I cut your link and came right to this forum to post it on this thread, only to see you did already and are a member here. Different name but now I know who you are here.

I like your videos. And again congratulations Cheif on a retirement well earned.

Here is his link again for those who want to see the video.

https://youtu.be/kWZoNY98OMI


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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:24 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Looks good. Here are a couple random thoughts.
1) The vacuum regulator probably isn't helping. Once you are running the milker, you most likely need to avoid any extra air getting into the engine.
2) A vacuum tank would help even out the load on the engine. Plumbing the tractor into the tank of your Surge vacuum pump and operating the milker from the tank might make a difference.

Thats why running with the choke helps. It restricts the air flow into the engine. Less air through the carb but it doesn't look because the air is made up through the milking setup.

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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub

Postby Waif » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:29 pm

Great video WaMoo!
Beats pullin tits by hand when the surge milker falls off....

(Now I know why there's a plug on the manifold too.)

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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub w/VIDEO

Postby T-Mo » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 am

WaMoo wrote:Yup. Decided to make a video about it! A little trial and error, but I think I figured it out!

https://youtu.be/kWZoNY98OMI


Another excellent video. It looks like you need to switch your Cub over for snow duty, though.

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Re: Running a milking machine with a Cub

Postby FIRSTCUB » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:05 pm

Great video !


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