The Discovery Collector is specifically designed for barns with solid floors and takes a revolutionary diverse approach when compared to traditional manure scrapers. The Collector does not push manure, but vacuums it. This makes the build-up of manure – in which cows stand – a thing of the past. This not only makes a cleaner floor, it also ensures that cows’ hooves remain cleaner. This improves both cow health and the well-being of the animals.
"The positive feedback from dairy farmers all over the world shows that there is a clear need for cleaning complete solid floors in a much more flexible as well as animal friendlier way. " says Clemens Duijnisveld, Product Manager Barn at Lely. “The routes of the cleaning program can be easily managed according to the daily rhythm of the farm and the cows. The Discovery 120 Collector navigates independently using built-in sensors. A big benefit of the Lely Discovery 120 Collector is elimination of manure pool in front of the machine therefore resulting in animal friendlier environment for cows. Less obstacles decrease the incidence of white line defects and ensures cows can move more safely through the barn.”
The Lely Discovery 120 Collector operates currently in 25 countries. For more information about the Lely Discovery 120 Collector, contact your Lely Center.
April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.
Nov. 7, 2019
Alexander van der Lely invited for lunch with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima
Today was a special day for our CEO, Alexander van der Lely. Alexander van der Lely was invited by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima to be present at the ‘special achievers’ lunch at Noordeinde Palace.