How much space does my BlissBrush need?
The BlissBrush Max requires a minimum of 6’ clearance on all sides of the brush. The BlissBrush Double only requires 4’ clearance on one side, making it a good option for barns with narrow walkways.
Where do I install my BlissBrush?
The cross-over or end-walls is often the ideal install location since there is enough space for cows to enjoy the brush and not block traffic. If you are going to place the brush on an end wall, be sure to use the end farthest from the entrance to avoid impeding the flow of traffic. You’ll also need to avoid dead-ends so that cows can have an escape from dominant cows if needed. The optional hinged mounting plate is a great addition to allow the BlissBrush Max to swing out of the way for easy barn cleaning. Don’t forget to check that electric can easily be run to whatever location you choose.
What should I mount my BlissBrush to?
Your BlissBrush is going to get a lot of use and abuse so it’s important to mount it to a very strong post, steel is preferred. The post should be a minimum of 4-by-4 inch steel or 6-by-6 inch treated wood. Burying the post deep in the ground and using a concrete base will help stabilize the post and prevent injury to cows or people.
How many BlissBrushes do I need?
The number of BlissBrushes depends on the number of cows that you have in each pen. It’s recommended that you have one BlissBrush for every 60 cows. If your barn cannot accommodate one per 60 cows then you could use one for up to every 100 cows. Keep in mind, the higher you cow to brush ratio, the more crowding you will have around your BlissBrush.
What are my electrical needs?
The BlissBrush is available in both 110 v and 220 v. An emergency shut-off switch should be in close proximity for a worker to shut off the brush in the event of an emergency.