Instructions for Bob-White Systems’ Wash Package
Bob-White Systems’ Wash package makes cleaning your equipment easy and efficient. To ensure that your equipment is cleaned properly, follow the installation instructions below.
Step One: Locate your water source and mount the horizontal wash vat accordingly.
Step two: Mount drain tub for claws on the side of the wash vat that you’ve decided to install your claw washer. Attach 5/8'' hose with shut off valve to the drain spout. This will allow the tub to be filled with a wash solution and then drained when necessary.
Step Three: Mount the claw washer 12'' to 16'' above the top of the drain tub where the milker units will sit to wash.
Step Four: The drain hose with a check ball (on the bottom of the washer) should be about 3'' from the bottom of the tub. The elbow on the top of the washer is the vacuum inlet. Optional: install a lever stall cock to shut off vacuum supply when not in use.
Step Five: Prepare for cleaning by filling the drain tub up with a cleaning solution (shut-off valve should be closed). We recommend Bob-White Systems’ Dairy Equipment Cleaner, though another foaming dairy detergent may also be used.
Step Six: Prepare milkers for cleaning by detaching the hoses from the bucket lid. Then attach the milk hoses to the ports (up to six) on the washer. Place the claw units facing down with the inflations in the water.
Note: This set-up creates an in-place washing cycle, allowing the water to be taken in through the claws and exit out of the claw washer hose with check valve.
Recommended Cleaning Instructions: Four Cycles
Hot water rinse: This step removes most milk residue and is very important to do immediately after milking to eliminate hardening. Fill tub up with 2-3 gallons of at 100(+)ºF water. Run the cycle twice, then drain the tub. Repeat once more.
Hot water detergent wash (gloves recommended): This step removes additional proteins and fats left behind by milk residues. Fill tub up with 2-3 gallons of 100(+)ºF water and about 1/4 cup detergent (see detergent label for specific quantity instructions). Run the cycle twice, then drain the tub. Repeat once more.
Acid Rinse (covering nose and mouth recommend): This step removes residual detergent and prevents milkstone buildup. The acid rinse leaves surfaces with an acidic pH environment, which discourages bacteria growth. Fill tub up with 2-3 gallons of 100(+)ºF water and roughly 1/6 cup acid (see acid label for specific quantity instructions). Run the
cycle twice, then drain the tub. After rinsing, the equipment must dry thoroughly.
Sanitize: This step should happen immediately before milking. Fill tub up with 2-3 gallons of 100(+)ºF water and roughly 1 oz dairy sanitizer (chlorine solution) (see sanitizer label for specific quantity instructions). Run the cycle twice, then drain the tub.