Remanufactured Germania SB
So - what's the story? How can we build high-quality equipment for that much less than DeLaval, Westfalia and BouMatic? Simple:
It doesn't cost that much to build the equipment to begin with. Much of the high cost pays for stuff you don't care about - massive overhead! Why does our equipment cost less?
- Small Company, low overhead
- No marketing department
- No executive suite
- No executive secretaries
- No executive limousines
- No first class air travel
- No lavish 'Executive Retreats' in the exotic parts of the world that executives retreat to
- No District Sales Manager, but more than anything
- No Dealers
Fact of life - half of the cost of anything you buy from big companies pays for all of that - overhead.
What about service? They'll argue that you need all of that to provide good customer service. Maybe and maybe not - you need to know that your most valuable business are the rubber goods, teat dips and chemicals. That's where the money is. They don't like it at all when you buy equipment factory-direct from us - but they'll come to you on their knees to please let them have the After Market Business. Once they understand that you are serious about buying the equipment from us, they'll readily agree to service TechForAg equipment if you'd just bless them with everything else.
Model SB Arm Take Off Comparison
The Germania Model SB is the Best Arm TakeOff Ever Developed - Period!
Yet, strange as it may seem, you have a choice of three different SBs:
1) The original Germania Model SB, available exclusively from your local DeLaval Dealer
2) Remanufactured original Germania SBs from TechForAg, and
3) New Heritage Model SBs from TechForAg
The decision comes down to a combination of quality and price
If you are only milking a few hundred cows, your first and foremost issue will be cost. But if you are milking a couple of thousand cows, 3x, with hired hands, engineering and quality should be your first concern.
Eight sheet metal parts bolted
together. Not strong enough if
an out-of-control heifer has a go
at it - she'll twist the entire unit out
Lower part of frame converted
to a box and entire frame welded. In the old days automobiles were bolted together - until they got religion.
We weld up the frame in addition to the bolts.
1/4" stainless plate - Ok for small
parlors. On larger operations
clutch will twist, making the arm
drift out of alignment underneath the udder.
Made from 3/8" stainless - 50%
heavier than DeLaval's.
We recondition the original Germania
clutch, then reinforce it to prevent
twisting in the future.
Remove cover for service - 4 knobs.
Hinged cover - Remove one knob
and swing open.
If covers are good we recondition them (New decals). If not, we substitute the new hinged covers.
There are (3) links: #1 the smallest,
the middle #2 link and the large
#3 link. No problems ever with the
#3 link. The #2 link is weak - given
enough kicks it will break. Fewer
problems with the smallest #1 link,
but it too will collapse over time.
All three links are enclosed, con-
verted to a box, far stronger than the original.
We recondition the entire arm and
reinforce the #2 link.
Sorry, not sure what they are up
to. I think they are using the "In-the-
square-tube" counter weight. Not bad, but not as good as ...
The original Counter Weight! The one we started with in 1974. SMOOTH! Way better than the one in the square tube or the counter balance cylinder.
We convert all units back to the original Counter Weight. An expensive conversion, but its the only right way.
- Fixed volume air chambers, that
you would trade in for different timing.
- Electronic Controls that you presumably tried to avoid in the first place.
Adjustable. We ship the units set
to 10 seconds. You adjust them
to your preference.
We convert all units to the new
adjustable end-of-milking timers.
for 2 minute
No reset button. When you re-
attach the machine after early
detach, the machine stays on
for another 2 minutes, even if
the cow is done well before that.
Reset button always included.
Reset button always included.
Standard main valve (also known
as PT-421) or an electronic membrane button.
New, much heavier, all stainless
front-end for the PT-421.
Standard manual-automatic valve
or electronic membrane 'button'.
Standard manual-automatic valve.
All air controls of our remanufactured units are new. We only recondition the M/A Valves and the EV-125 Quick Exhaust Valves
$3,300* depends on Dealer
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* These are Retail Prices, including a 30% Dealer Margin. We charge Dealer Net if you buy the units factory-direct