One hydraulic cylinder operates back and forth a long square tube where several paddles are fixed on it. These paddles opens and closes as they going forward and backward in the bottom of the cross gutter. This way, the manure is pushed or pulled all the way to the reception pit or to a hydraulic piston pump hoppers. A common installation will use the same power unit to simultaneously operate scraper(s) to collect manure in the alley(s), cross gutter cleaner and hydraulic piston pump.
- Maximum length of the gutter is 200 ft (61 m) when operating with serial hydraulic connection and 165 ft (50 m) with parallel connection. These maximum lengths are good regardless of the depth of the gutter and for either a pushing or pulling system.
- The hydraulic cross gutter cleaner is adapted for a cross gutter having between 18″ (46 cm) and 24″ (61 cm) of width.
- Different installation configurations are available to fit all cross gutter depths.
- Two sizes of cylinder available: 72″ (183 cm) and 108″ (274 cm).