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One tiny bug stops a rotary cowshed dead

July 31, 2008

I had to milk the cows without a rotating platform again this morning. I got four of them on and then I couldn't push it any further. It seemed much easier the night before... Actually something had come loose underneath which prevented me from rotating the platform by hand and once that was fixed we got the cows milked ready for the electrician to look for the real fault that had stopped the mechanical rotation last night.

It took him a long time but he did get to the source of the bug. And a bug it was indeed - nothing to do with the electronics at all but rather a little catapiller that had blocked up the air-switch on the quick start-stop cord!

Well, at least everything's working again now.

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