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Surge belly milkers
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char    Posted 05-25-2003 at 21:01:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have some questions for anyone familar with the surge belly milker units...especially the pulsators..
anyone? thanks

Gloria Lucius    Posted 05-20-2007 at 09:12:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone tell me how to use the straps to hold the belly milker on the cow? We bought a used belly milker and can't figure out how to attach it. Thanks,

I.H. Wright    Posted 01-23-2008 at 10:10:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yes the belt strap gos over the cows back,and the metal bar hangs under the cow and that is what the stainless handle hangs on. The strap has holes like a mans belt does.

Ron/PA    Posted 05-26-2003 at 07:33:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Char, here's a site with surge products

JoeK    Posted 05-26-2003 at 04:24:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Surge pulsators are pretty simple,keep em clean,and oiled.Very simple to take apart,clean and reassemble(no springy thingys or lil bits that jump out and run away).They do require regular oiling and cleaning,use to be rebuild kits available with new leathers etc.Very important that O ring and poppet pin on bucket lid be in good shape for pulsator to work right too.I recall 2 models,one with narrow lid and one with full width lid....(Specific Problem???)

Nelson Switzer    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:48:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need a set of surge milkig cups [cow large]
Please advise

carol    Posted 08-31-2004 at 17:52:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we have 2 surge bucket belly milkers for sale

Perry    Posted 04-12-2004 at 14:24:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found you comments recently on the net concering "The Surge Milker". Very helpful, just purchased a use one. Would you know where I could buy replacement parts?

char    Posted 05-26-2003 at 10:45:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I took the pulsator apart and cleaned it.. put new leathers on it etc from a repair kit I got.. put everything back together and it does not work!
lolol my luck.
Also, how does that check valve work?

JoeK    Posted 05-26-2003 at 19:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are the leathers well soaked w/oil?Can you move the pistons back and forth by hand with some effort?
As to check valve,if you mean the stainless steel pin that drops into the tube in the lid beneath the pulsator.It just drops in there,before mounting pulsator,allows vaccuum to be maintained in bucket.As milk/air enter bucket,vaccuum drops,pin pops up to allow vaccuum pump to maintain bucket vaccuum,then drops shut until needed again,to keep milk being sucked up the line,constantly cycling.O ring beneath pulsator seals pulsator to lid when locked down.If air leakage is occuring at lid gasket,O ring or check valve so that vaccuum cannot be created/maintained pulsator will not work.Inflations usually droop enough when not in use to seal their tubes,but if old,cracked or brittle may leak air into bucket also.Carefully check pulsator hoses,inflation shells,inflations for cuts/cracks or loose fit.Occaisionly cover will crack where check valve tube is attached,if not major,this can be silver soldered or tig welded.If I recall correctly,13-15 inches of vaccuum is needed to operate milker(s) satisfactorly.

Coaltrain    Posted 05-26-2003 at 11:12:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
What vacume pressure are you at? What oil did you use be careful on the oil use only mineral oil do not use wd40. Coaltrain

Donna from Mo    Posted 05-26-2003 at 04:04:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used a couple of Surge belly milkers for years, and knew very little about them all the time I used them! I know you have to put a drop of oil on them from time to time, and get the right rhythm going. What in particular do you need to know? Perhaps my husband will remember something about them. Sometimes you can still find someone to service that old equipment; we found a Surge dealer and had them work on a pulsator, as I recall.

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