An essential component
of The Comfort Zone™ is the Y2K free stall from Artex
Fabricators™. The first stall that enabled us to provide
a neck rail that was 50 inches off the bedding surface. Designed
in 1998, its goal was to place the dairy cow in a structured
environment to maintain cleanliness, but not to infringe on
her abilities to enter, lie down, or get up. That may sound
easy! Research, though, tells us that cows have been struggling
for years in old designed free stalls.
Simply go out and watch your cows. Do they stand half in half
out (perching) for extended periods of time? If yes, your stall
size is not sufficient to allow ease of entry. This is no doubt.
Over the past years, videotape analysis spells this out very
Thus, our mission was to remove all barriers, raise neck rails,
and promote a stall that does not get in the cows way. With
the Artex™ Y2K FREE STALL DIVIDER that mission has been
achieved. Simply by walking through one of our dairies with
this stall design and you’ll see what we mean! The cows
Constructed out of 2 3/8” OD (60 mm) hot-dipped galvanized coating the Y2K withstands
the pressures a cow could place on it. It incorporates a 50
inch neck rail to entice entry and wide open design which enables
cows to lie down and get up easier. With many different mounting
options, the Artex™ Y2K FREE STALL DIVIDER can be used
in both new barns and renovations.
Over the last couple of years, our newest innovation to The
Comfort Zone™ system is the patented adjustable Floor
Mount. This post-less system eliminates the need to install
any posts. Its ease of installation and clean appearance has
made it a favorite over the years for construction companies,
dairyman, and most importantly the cows.
Whatever your requirements, our sales representatives would
be happy to assist in designing, installing, or renovating a
dairy facility for you and your cows.
Y2K stall dividers with Floor
Mount Bracket (Outside
A full picture of one of the
barns that our in-house
engineering staff designed.
Up-close picture of Y2K stall
divider with Floor Mount
Bracket (Head to Head Barn Row).
Floor Mount Brackets are protected by the following United States and Canadian patents. Other United States and foreign patent applications are filed and pending:
- United States Patent 7,469,659
- United States Patent 6,467,434
- Canadian Patent 2,299,085