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ARiD bedding system

The ARiD bedding system's mission is to provide dairymen with safe, high-quality, low cost bedding manufactured from recycled manure using a simple, effective and affordable solution.

The ARiD bedding system uses a simple 2 step process employing proven equipment:

a) Trident manure separator for conditioning and thickening.

b) Trident Hi-Solids press for dehydrating and drying.

The ARiD bedding system produces safe high quality bedding at a fraction of the cost of the enormous Drum Composting systems. Low life-cycle costs coupled with reduced operating costs make this high-quality system cost effective. The system's ultra small footprint allows for easy shipping and simple installation.

The Proof for Non-Sterilization

Scientifically controlled testing from Cornell University clearly shows that regardless of the type of bedding or system used, even with the addition of high-cost sterilization equipment and processes; AFTER ONLY 1-2 DAYS in the barn, all bedding is the same with respect to its bacteria counts; there is NO DIFFERENCE.

The Real Difference
So, the only real difference becomes how much does it cost to make the bedding. Obviously the more economical the equipment the lower the bedding costs. The ARiD bedding system is low capital cost. It has a very small footprint, it is easy to install and simple to use. You can start and stop it as many times in a day as is required. It does not need to run continuously like Rotary Drum Composting systems. It uses much less electricity as a result. These are the reasons why the ARiD bedding system gaining much popularity.

The basic ARiD bedding system comes with separators, PLC and process controls. This system easily ships in a 20ft container. The basic ARiD bedding system will process upwards to 500 cows and is completely scalable to 2000 cows at very low incremental pricing increases.

a) Trident manure separator for conditioning and thickening.

b) Trident Hi-Solids press for dehydrating and drying.

1. Raw manure is collected using traditional methods such as alley scrappers, flush systems and delivered to a reception pit. There the manure is blended into a slurry and delivered to the Trident manure separator.

2. Inside the Trident manure separator the manure is conditioned in a procedure that mixes the manure with parlor or lagoon water releasing the fiber from the slurry, washing it clean and dewatering the fiber in the process.

3. The washed fiber is then delivered at a measured rate to the Trident Hi-Solids press, where under high pressure it is further dehydrated to a "dry" state of 38 - 42% solids.

4. The effluent (fine manure particles, nutrients and waste-water) remaining after initial separation in the Trident manure separator are discharged to storage for future use.

5. The entire ARiD bedding system is controlled by a PLC using process control sensors and motor VFD's. All parameters including motor function, flow rates and manure density are carefully monitored and regulated by the computer ensuring the system consistently produces high quality bedding. The optional internet web access allows the dairyman to monitor, adjust, even start and stop the operation remotely from a computer or "smart" mobile device.

6. The Trident manure separator and Trident Hi-Solids press are low maintenance. They are simple to repair in the field with inexpensive, standard off the shelf replacement parts.

7. The ARiD bedding system produces a safe high quality bedding at a fraction of the cost of the enormous Drum Composting systems. Low life-cycle costs coupled with reduced operating costs make this high-quality system cost effective. The system's ultra small footprint allows for easy shipping and simple installation.

The Hi-Solids press advantage

Though one of the most effective presses on the market (able to reach moisture content as low as 58%) the Trident Hi-Solids press has a lower overall life-cycle cost. Using a unique and simple patented process, Trident Hi-Solids press engineers have eliminated the close mechanical tolerances required by other traditional screw presses. This gives the Trident Hi-Solids press its exceptional wear characteristics and long, low cost duty-cycle.

The Proof for Non-Sterilization

Scientifically controlled testing from Cornell University clearly shows that regardless of the type of bedding or system used, even with the addition of high-cost sterilization equipment and processes; AFTER ONLY 1-2 DAYS in the barn, all bedding is the same with respect to its bacteria counts; there is NO DIFFERENCE.

The Real Difference

So, the only real difference becomes how much does it cost to make the bedding. Obviously the more economical the equipment the lower the bedding costs. The ARiD bedding system is low capital cost. It has a very small footprint, it is easy to install and simple to use. You can start and stop it as many times in a day as is required. It does not need to run continuously like Rotary Drum Composting systems. It uses much less electricity as a result. These are the reasons why the ARiD bedding system gaining much popularity.

The basic ARiD bedding system comes with separators, PLC and process controls. This system easily ships in a 20ft container. The basic ARiD bedding system will process upwards to 500 cows and is completely scalable to 2000 cows at very low incremental pricing increases.

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