I have only one cow and I have heard that it takes a long time to clean the machine. How long does it take to clean the machine?
The process of cleaning a machine is very easy. It takes about 5 minutes to get the milker cleaned and sanitized.
Do I need hot water to clean the milker?
No, hot water is not recommended. You will use a bleach/water solution. ½ cup of bleach to one gallon of water. The milker will actually do most of the work for you.
What is the difference between your DP120 and your DP60HD?
They are both very good milkers and my customers have hundreds of them working every day. The surge bucket is rebuilt. The Delaval (DP120) is a new bucket with a heavier duty pump. The DP120 is easier to use because it has a single claw and a locking lid. The locking lid allows you to not have to worry about getting a good seal, before you start milking. The DeLaval system uses a claw system which brings all of the inflations together. The surge has 4 lines while the DeLaval has one. My honest opinion is that the DeLaval is a better buy. I know it cost more, but you have a brand new system, a heavier pump, and it will last forever. The difference in price should be more, but it just cost us so much to get the used buckets.