New BouMatic composite shells offer less weight, less stress for cows

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System approach reduces claw weight by up to 2 pounds.

A comfortable cow means more milk, and BouMatic’s new lightweight composite shells provide dairy operations with the most stress-free process possible in a modern dairy.

BouMatic, the Madison, Wisc.-based world leader in technology for dairy parlors, unveiled its LWX00 Shell today. The nylon-composite shells are both lighter and stronger than traditional stainless steel.

“Our dealers and producers asked us for a composite shell option, and we’re delivering,” said Tony Spaeth, Director of Sales at BouMatic. “Our engineers have designed a lightweight, durable shell that improves comfort for both the cow and operator with the same performance as our traditional stainless steel models.”

The new LWX00 weighs in at only 2.8 ounces compared to 6.5 ounces for stainless steel. When used in the full BouMatic system, claw weight is reduced by a full 2 pounds.

Other benefits of the LWX00 include

  • No twisting – With no restrictions or moving parts, the unit is cleaned easily and will take less chemicals to clean because it does not need to be filled and dumped.
  • Universal – This shell will work on any BouMatic Magnum or Turbo liner.
  • Finish – The right amount of texture is in the finish so that the shell is easy to handle.
  • Cold-weather comfort for both cow and dairy staff. Nylon shells retain heat better than their stainless steel counterparts.

“The LWX00 improves udder health and flow rates,” Spaeth said. “Less weight means fewer slips, which can lower the chance of mastitis. It also allows the vacuum to do its work more easily for improved milk-ability.”

To introduce the product to customers, the company has created a BouMatic Liner Agreement Program, which offers free shells with a 24-month liner agreement.

For more information, contact your local BouMatic dealer.