In January 2017, Think Water Taranaki began the installation of New Zealand’s first Centrus Composite Dairy Platform a $2 million project for Waikato Dairy Farm. The farm contacted the Team with the need for a larger milking shed after combining two farms and two herds of dairy cattle.
The brief for the project was comprehensive with the key component being a 50-bail dairy milking shed to be ready for milk production by 1st August 2017. In addition to this enormous task Think Water Taranaki also installed the milking plant, water reticulation shed, dairy effluent system, in-shed feed system of molasses and Prolick stock feed, and an automated smart wash system for the plant and vat. Work commenced on the farm in January 2017 and was completed in September 2017.
This is the first Generation Two Centrus Composite Dairy Platform that has been installed in New Zealand. The composite platform by Waikato Milking Systems is five times stronger than concrete and 88% lighter resulting in fewer rotating parts, less wear and tear, and a long-term cost reduction. Steve Bevan of Think Water Taranaki, has extensive knowledge when it comes to milking machines and is thankful to have been chosen to complete this project.
Steve has built his career around dairy farm machines and has more than 20 years of experience working on or with Waikato Milking Systems. From installation right through to servicing and troubleshooting, Think Water Taranaki are your milking machine experts.
Waikato Dairy Farm is very pleased with the outcome and with the high level of service provided by Think Water Taranaki. The Centrus Composite Platform has increased comfort for the Cows, protecting their hooves during milking and promote a quieter milking environment all-round.