Posted 4/15/2019 16:06 (#7441047) Subject: How are you chopping up bones, etc from slurry pits?
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
How are you chopping up bones, etc from slurry pits?
Finally...…..after several years of not doing a good job...….we are finally stirring the hog confinement pits much better.
And, we are getting old bones, hair, etc coming up from the bottom------- and the volume is more than anticipated.
We are plugging our field transfer pump.
I am guessing that the other pumps are probably going to chew up something that they cannot digest...….and it is not going to be pretty.
Looks to me like the ultimate fix to our problem, ie what we should be doing, is to have a chopper system on the pit pumps, so that in the stirring process as much of the trash can be ground up as is reasonable.
Given our current problems, looks like we would be better off to stir the pits for a week or two, and chop as much as possible.
I am not sure that a screening system around the pit pumps would solve the problem---- merely delay the inevitable plug.
Since we already have the pit pumps, is there an add-on chopper system?