Portable Bucket Milker

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“The complete milking setup on wheels”


Single or dual cluster versions.
Portable for convenience with sizeable 250mm pneumatic wheels.
Lightweight at around 75kgs while being sturdy in design to reduce damage.
Vacuum performance is built to last.  Fixed displacement rotary vane pump.
Flexible pulsation. Easily adjustable for goats & sheep.
Single-phase power.
Portable Milkers are useful for farmers who run large scale dairy operations. In particular, with one or two cows early on in calving. Thus, providing an economical alternative to running a single cow or two through a full-sized system and then having to do a full wash cycle.
Parts readily available from Read Industrial.

Speak to our team for a full specification and pricing.



Flexible Pulsation

Cluster pulsation is simultaneous (4 x 0). Pulsation rate is between 45 to180 pulses per minute

(depending on pulsator). This gives the machine sufficient flexibility to be adapted to large and small ruminant dairying. For instance, with cows, the recommended pulse rate is 55 pulses per minute. But for goats and sheep, respectively, the recommended pulse rates are70-90 and 120-180 pulses per minute. The pulse ratio by default is 60 %for vacuum on phases (increasing and maximum phases) and 40 % for vacuum off phases (decreasing and minimum). Even so, anywhere from 60:40 to 70:30 can be set, which is ideal for goats (65:35) and sheep(50:50).

Single or dual cluster

Available in two versions. We offer the system as a single milker with a single receiver and cluster, perfect for

milking the occasional animal. Or, for more regular milking we also offer it as a dual milker, with two receivers and two clusters.

Vacuum performance

The vacuum pump supplied with our portable milker is a fixed displacement rotary vane pump. This uses four fiber vanes that operate in an eccentric orbit around a circular rotor inside the pump cavity.

Usually, 2 to 3 years is the expected service life before needing replacement vanes, assuming twice-daily use under normal operating conditions. Driving the pump is a single phase 240 VAC 0.55kW motor. Together with the motor, the pump is able to generate 220 L/min airflow at 50 KPa. To adapt vacuum levels to sheep and goats, a regulator provides a simple means of adjustment down to –32 kPa.