MAKING A BETTER STALL
It is important to know that not all stalls are created equal. While trends of today find most manufacturers using thinner and lesser quality materials, Seneca Dairy Systems continues to build our products with the same high quality materials and superior craftsmanship that you’ve come to expect from the Seneca name.
Seneca stalls and mounting systems are designed with “ultimate cow comfort” in mind to help create a restful, stress-free environment where cows can be happy and produce more milk.
Each stall is manufactured from high quality, heavy-duty steel and fabricated using precision bending technology, resulting in a strong, consistent product. Our superior quality, coupled with the proper mounting system will deliver the very best in cow comfort and a stall that is built to last through years of use; long after other stalls need to be replaced.
FREESTALL SYSTEM FEATURES
- Standard cow stalls are constructed using true 10 gauge 2.375 OD galvanized steel.
- Offered in 9 gauge hot-dipped galvanized for farms using manure solids or sand bedding.
- Systems come complete with high-quality mounting hardware for a secure system.
- Systems include 1.900 12 gauge galvanized neck rail with swaged ends.
- Complete with mounting options to accommodate a variety of barn configurations.
- All stalls come finished with horizontal holes for easy mounting.
- Systems are designed and installed by professionals.
SENECA'S SUPERIOR TCM MOUNTING BRACKET
LOOP & STALL SIZING CONSIDERATIONS
Here are a few important factors to consider when choosing the right size stall.
1. Will the stall be positioned in a head-to-head row?
The larger value of each range below should be used for closed front stalls. (end rows)
2. What are the ages and weights of the animals?
3. What type of bedding will you be using?
DIAGRAM CONSTANTS (Referring to the diagram to the left)
- C=8-12 inches less than E
Example" If your bed is 7' long you will want 6' or 6'6" loop
- B=36" less than C
Example: Your loop is 6' long so B=36"
Note: Specifications above are for Mega Bend style stalls.
PROPER NECK RAIL POSITIONING
A misplaced neck rail can make it difficult for cows to enter and exit a stall, which can lead to minimized stall use and less rest for the animal. Refer to the chart to the left for our recommendations.
Note: Dimensions on this page are recommended estimates only. Let our experts help choose the right stall for your needs!
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DUAL COMFORT BEND
DOG BONE BEND
MOUNTING OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
WHAT IS A DUAL RAIL SYSTEM?
A Dual Rail Suspended System is exactly what it sounds like: A freestall system that is “suspended” in mid-air on two (or dual) rails.
WHY CHOOSE A SUSPENDED SYSTEM?
Our Dual Rail Suspended System is the flagship of all the stall systems we sell. Farmers are choosing this system for its outstanding strength and the vast amount of lunge space it offers the cow. A suspended system creates an open concept so cows can comfortably get in and out of beds. Additionally, there is no welding or concrete work required, so installation is simple, and the swaged dual rail makes for easy adjustments. Longevity is also key, as the stall is up and out of bedding so there is less corrosion.
WHAT MAKES UP A DUAL RAIL SUSPENDED SYSTEM?
• Works for any size animal using a stall.
• Designed to last through harsh conditions and retain its integrity for many years.
• Ideal for farms using sand or manure solids as bedding, as the vertical tube suspends the stall and hardware above the bedding and away from rotting moisture.
• Great for both inside (head-to-head) and outside (single or end) rows.
• It’s a flexible system. Unlike other suspended stall systems, Seneca Dual Rail Suspended Systems are easy to install and adjustable. That means if you have to move a stall or adjust stall size, you can do so without removing the entire system!
GENERAL SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS
• If your are using sand or manure solids bedding we recommend our 9ga HDG stall loop for better corrosion protection.
• When using a mattress we recommend a brisket locater system to help cows position themselves properly within the bed to deter them from lying sideways or too far into the stall. This will also result in cleaner stalls.
• Use through bolts instead of lags when attaching the post clamp to a wooden post. This will provide you with a more secure connection and bolts won’t rip out.
• If stalls are 50” spacing on an 8’ center post there will be a post in between two stall loops.
• When mounting stalls on end rows, depending on the hight of the knee wall, the vertical tube may need to be positioned in front of the dual rail. This could affect the length of the loop needed and should be considered when sizing the stall loop.