Kraiburg Monta mats for sloping surfaces
It’s surprising how many dairy units incorporate slopes that not only slow cows down but can cause them to slip or fall, leading to lameness, injury and even death due to a broken limb. The reason for the existence of the slope varies – it may be an historical issue on an older yard, or it may occur when new facilities are built to link in to older buildings. Few sites are perfect, after all.
New Monta is an innovative rubber mat system designed to cover areas in dairy housing with a slope in excess of around 6%, for example in walkways, cross passages and collecting yards. Through extensive research Kraiburg has identified the optimal relief pattern to offer slip resistance for both ascent and descent of the ramped area. Monta has a distinctive ‘gapped’ V-shape raised rib profile which improves claw traction while permitting the free draining of liquids. A square micro relief pattern between the ribs enhances the slip resistance. The mat is designed to work equally well in both directions, ascent and descent.
So far, field trial installations in Germany have proven Monta to be highly effective on slopes of up to 15%, while the first trial in the UK has performed even better, on a slope of 17%.
Like all Kraiburg products, Monta is manufactured to exacting standards from tough, vulcanised rubber that will not compress or break up and will give years of use. Monta is available in two mat sizes – 65cm x 200cm and 130 x 200cm – and is easily installed with Kraiburg’s own sturdy fastenings which sit flush with the mat.
Price is per square metre and includes all fixings but excludes VAT and delivery.