SIMBA, a new system for manure removal via a single-layer belt developed by Big Dutchman, removes manure – usually stored below the slats in the manure pit – from the house at regular intervals. This significantly reduces ammonia emissions and thus improves the environment in the house. The low jump height additionally makes it much easier for the hens to reach the nest.
The special feature of this manure removal system is the new pivoting unit: it deflects the manure belt above the house floor during manure removal and winds the belt around the manure belt drive’s drum. The manure drops onto a cross belt that takes the manure from the house. Scrapers ensure that the belt is cleaned.
After manure has been removed, a cable winch pulls the wound belt back below the plastic slats. Limit switches automatically turn off the system as soon as the belt has been fully unwound.
- much improved environment in the house;
- low jump height of only 280 mm makes reaching the nest easy for the hens and increases nest acceptance;
- bird-friendly system that is good for the environment;
- very reliable system with safety switches;
- regular manure removal over the entire batch reduces ammonia emissions;
- much lower risk of flies and bugs;
- corrosion-resistant substructure made of stainless steel;
- floor underneath the slat level is easy to clean after the batch while the manure belt is wound around the drum;
- complicated installation of a manure cross channel is not necessary;
- low maintenance requirements;
- simple installation.