MilkTaxi

Convenient bucket feeding: the mobile milk tank enables individual calf feeding through pen recognition, flexible feeding curves, DM calculation.

Bucket feeding made easy: feed calves conveniently and quickly, making work enjoyable.

Save feed costs thanks to whole milk pasteurisation and the use of individual feeding curves.

Healthy calves thanks to precise, balanced feed preparation and tank and bucket cleaning.

Mobile calf feeding – carefully planned down to the last detail

The MilkTaxi has revolutionised bucket feeding for calves. Whether individually in calf igloos or in groups in the calf barn, the MilkTaxi feeds your calves wherever they are. They can reliably mix milk replacer powder and gently heat or pasteurise whole milk.
At long last, there is no need to lug heavy buckets around. The manoeuvrable undercarriage will take care of transport to the calf pens for you. However, MilkTaxi doesn't just make your work easier. It makes feeding more accurate because you always feed your calves the right amount at the right temperature.
The MilkTaxi has gained more and more new functions over the course of time. For example, you can now even store feeding curves (Smart-ID) that are used to slowly and gently wean the calves. The connection to the CalfGuide management system gives you absolute control over the work processes in the calf barn and allows detailed documentation of the preparation and feeding of the calf milk.
And by the way, feeding with the MilkTaxi is a lot of fun.

Our six models

MilkTaxi 100 l

For up to 20 calves or 200 litres of feed/day, with optional pasteuriser

MilkTaxi 150 l

For up to 30 calves or 300 litres of feed/day, with optional pasteuriser

MilkTaxi 260 l

For up to 50 calves or 500 litres of feed/day, with optional pasteuriser

MilkTaxi 260 l trailer

For up to 50 calves or 500 litres of feed/day as trailer unit, with optional pasteuriser

MilkTaxi 400 l trailer

For up to 80 calves or 800 litres of feed/day as trailer unit, with optional pasteuriser

MilkTaxi XXL dosing unit

Pump and control unit for mounting in order to transform other tanks into a MilkTaxi XXL.

Main functions

Many of the strengths of the MilkTaxi are not immediately obvious: how it mixes milk replacer powder lump-free in seconds or gently heats whole milk without it burning surprises everyone who sees the MilkTaxi for the first time.

Powerful base-mounted agitator

The 250 Watt agitator mixes any milk replacer lump-free in seconds. In addition, the agitator supports the heater through short mixing intervals. Important: these intervals are adapted to the milk quantity. Its location in the base guarantees maximum working safety and means nothing gets in the way during tank cleaning.

Gentle heater

The MilkTaxi works with a surface heater over the entire base area. Unlike with spiral heaters, this prevents the occurrence of "hotspots" where milk can burn and stick. This means that the milk heats up quickly and its quality is still maintained. The display keeps you informed about the current temperature of your feed.

Simple dispensing

With 9 freely programmable dosing levels you can dispense almost any feed quantity – without any annoying dripping. In addition, the handle has been ergonomically adapted and is nice and light. Thanks to the integrated battery, you are independent of the power supply near the calves. This leaves you completely flexible in your choice of positioning of individual igloos and allows you to feed calves in different places.

Easier transportation

Easy milk transport is a key labour-saving feature. Four stable wheels and the electric drive always ensure smooth travel.

EL-AN electrical drive

You can move all models forwards and backwards at two different speeds using the stepless electrical drive. This not only makes calf feeding fun, but it also goes easy on your back.

In this photo, a MilkTaxi is being driven over snow and ice.

Stable 4-wheel undercarriage

The MilkTaxi is extremely stable on 4 wheels with a low centre of gravity. It does not topple over even when moved quickly, over uneven terrain and fully loaded. Unevenness or small thresholds are not a problem thanks to the 40 cm front wheels and the generous ground clearance. The 260 l model is also available as a single-axle trailer as an alternative.

Lugged tyres

The front wheels of the MilkTaxi can now be fitted with tractor tread tyres. This option can be useful for farms where very soft or even muddy ground needs to be negotiated to reach the calves. The tread pattern provides better grip and makes for speedy progress in difficult conditions. As with the normal tyres, these lugged tyres are also available as pneumatic tyres or, on request, with puncture-proof rubber filling.

Simpler preparation

Errors can happen when preparing milk. The MilkTaxi puts an end to that, because it guides you step by step to the perfect mixture.

SmartMix calculator for CMR

From now on, you only need to specify the desired milk replacer (CMR) concentration (percentage of dry matter content) and your scoop size once. You then fill the MilkTaxi up to the required drinking quantity. Smart-Mix adds the necessary weight of the CMR automatically and tells you how many scoops of the CMR you need. Even the solubility of the CMR is taken into account, because 20 kg CMR dissolved in 100 l water is less than 120 l milk (namely 114 l). The MilkTaxi 4.0 automatically corrects this error.

Exact filling level display

The MilkTaxi automatically recognises how much milk or water has already been filled into the tank and shows the current fill quantity constantly on the display.

Whole milk supplement with calf milk replacer

And if whole milk and CMR are to be mixed? What if your milk has a dry matter value of 12.3 % but you need an overall mix with 13.5 % dry matter? SmartMix recognises how much whole milk has been filled and determines how much water and CMR have to be added to achieve the required milk quantity in the required concentration.

Easier feeding

The same question always arises when feeding: how old is the calf and how much milk is it supposed to have? The MilkTaxi can answer this question for you with the Smart-ID option.

This close-up shows milk being dispensed into a teat bucket using remote control.

Wireless remote control

The remote control on the dosing arm allows you to conveniently feed calves standing up to 10 m away from the MilkTaxi, without any cables. It goes without saying that the quantities can be adapted individually at the dispensing arm in this case too.

Smart-ID: Calf pen radio detection

The MilkTaxi detects each pen wirelessly as it moves past and the pen number is shown on the display. The operator now selects the right amount of feed for the calf or group of calves, presses the release button, which causes the milk to be filled into the buckets. The weight fed is registered and stored for each pen.

Intelligent pen management

Smart-ID works both for single and group pens. For groups of calves, it indicates how many calves are in the group and whether they are fed using individual buckets or "teat bars". When used in conjunction with the CalfGuide management application, information can be stored for individual pens and automatically retrieved at the next feeding. This is how staff members are alerted to sick animals or other unusual circumstances. An enormous improvement in work quality, particularly where there are changes in staff.

Pasteurising

Mastitis bacteria play an important role in illnesses in the calf pen too. Pasteurising eliminates up to 99.5 % of these bacteria and is already part of the calf feeding standard on many dairy farms.

Pasteurisation function

Pasteurising at a temperature of 63 °C for 35 minutes using the batch method destroys 99.5 % of the dangerous pathogens. As an alternative to this programme, the MilkTaxi offers two different heat treatment methods at 60 °C for 60 or 70 minutes. All the starting times can be freely programmed. The result is that the milk has already been pasteurised when you arrive in the barn for feeding in the morning.

Automatic cooling function

Water cooling comes as standard with the MilkTaxi pasteuriser. This allows the milk to be stored fresh until feeding or pasteurising. The automatic cooling programmes are particularly practical when robotic milkers are used. It records the fill level and temperature for automatic filling. In addition, the cooling process is programmed in such a way that it makes optimum use of the required energy.

Hot water-fired heater

Save electrical heating energy by feeding your surplus hot water – for example from a biogas plant or from heat recovery – into the cooling jacket of the MilkTaxi. This warms the calf milk without incurring additional energy costs. The MilkTaxi measures and controls the temperature automatically.

Useful features

User-friendly display, simple cleaning, the ability to also clean the teat buckets with the MilkTaxi: you will never want to go without your MilkTaxi again.

Dark? No problem

Thanks to the integrated LED drive light you always see where you are going. So feeding calves in more remote calf hutches in the evening is no problem.

In addition, the new top-mounted SpotLight brings light to the dark: the completely flexible gooseneck provides a 360° all-round view at working height.

Glove compartment – for small and large aids

This practical storage box offers space for all the small tools needed in the calf pen. Everything has its place in the practical glove compartment, whether ear tag pliers, thermometer, weight measuring tape, disposable gloves, barn lists or other important items. What is more, the level cover serves as an excellent writing surface. All theses things are quickly at hand in other places because the entire box can be detached from the MilkTaxi and transported very easily.

Bucket transport

The hinged frame, allowing you to transport up to two milk churns, is particularly practical. It can also be used for moving other things such as dry feed or tools. The 8 l colostrum jugs are particularly practical. Inserted in the larger churn with hot water, the milk remains at the perfect temperature before it is fed to the calves.

FlushMaster bucket cleaning

Cleaning feed buckets is time-consuming, as you have to collect the buckets and take them to the washing area. The FlushMaster allows you to clean the buckets using a rotating nozzle in the MilkTaxi, directly at the calf pen. This practical aid can be retrofitted to all MilkTaxi models with a pump.

Easy cleaning

Since the cover can be fully opened, cleaning of the tank is extremely easy. The semi-automatic cleaning programme guarantees optimum hygiene. Residual quantities can be emptied completely, even from the pump and hose. Supplementary cleaning with a brush improves the result, and your MilkTaxi is ready to go again after just a few minutes.

As an additional option, the FlushMaster is also ideal for thorough tank cleaning and leaves a clean interior from the cover to the base.

Statistics function

You can check the most important work steps in the MilkTaxi's display menu using a special statistics function. Every pasteurising cycle, every feeding and every cleaning is documented. This information is still available even weeks later through a calender function, allowing you to check the workflows on your farm perfectly.

Time control

Many functions such as heating and pasteurising can be programmed using a digital timer. The intelligent cooling programme only cools when the tank actually contains liquid which has too high a temperature, and stops cooling in good time before heating in order to save energy costs.

Data analysis with CalfGuide

The MilkTaxi generates a large amount of data and information during milk preparation and feeding. This data can be accessed and evaluated via a connection to the CalfGuide calf management application. You can find more information about CalfGuide by clicking on the button below.

MilkTaxi jacket

Calf milk cools down quickly between warming and feeding on particularly cold days. Our new jacket for the MilkTaxi keeps it warm for about twice as long as without the jacket, according to our own trials (in the trial, the milk lost about 1° C after 8 minutes without the jacket, but only after about 17 minutes with the jacket).

Drenching cows

A cow drenching option is also available. The drenching fluid can be ideally mixed and temperature-controlled in the MilkTaxi, transported to the cows and then gently drenched into the rumen via the pump. Rather than struggling with a manual pump, you can focus completely on the cow thanks to the MilkTaxi.

Food authorisation

As an option, the MilkTaxi can be equipped with components that allow it to transport milk for food use. For example, milk can be transported from the milking parlour to the milk filling station or cheese dairy. Please ensure that you follow the necessary hygiene guidelines in this case.

MilkTaxi XXL

Do you already have a milk tank? Use the MilkTaxi's dosing unit to feed your calves conveniently.

Dosage unit

If the tried and tested MilkTaxi models are not large enough, the dosing unit offers an ideal opportunity to convert existing milk tanks into an XXL MilkTaxi. The dosing unit consists of the battery-operated pump with dispensing arm. Display and operation are conveniently integrated in a separate unit in the driver's cab. The dosing unit also measures the milk temperature and determines the fill quantity in the tank by means of the integrated SmartMix sensor.

This means that all sizes of farm can benefit from the advantages of precise dosing and optimum temperature control when feeding their calves. Turn your tank into a MilkTaxi XXL!

The tank and the vehicle are NOT elements of the dosing unit. This option does not include an agitator or pasteuriser function either. 

Pump unit (may differ depending on the type)
Control unit in driver's cab (may differ depending on the type)

Technical specifications and dimensions

MilkTaxi 100 lMilkTaxi 150 lMilkTaxi 260 lMilkTaxi 260 l trailerMilkTaxi 400 l trailer
Working tank capacity100 l150 l260 l260 l400 l
Total tank capacity115 l180 l290 l290 l480 l
Width (cm)627878120130
Length (cm)118127127172220
Height (cm)120120135135140
Power supply230 V / 16 A400 V / 16 A400 V / 16 A400 V / 16 A400 V / 16 A
Pump capacityapprox. 40 l / minapprox. 40 l / minapprox. 40 l / minapprox. 40 l / minapprox. 40 l / min
Heating power3 kW5 kW6 kW6 kW9.7 kW
Agitator250 W250 W250 W250 W250 W
Tyre size400 / 250 mm400 / 250 mm400 / 250 mm400 mm570 mm

Equipment and options

Basic configuration: MilkTaxi without pasteurising function

  • Stable and manoeuvrable undercarriage on 4 wheels (types 100 l, 150 l, 260 l), front tyres: 40 cm diameter
  • Electronic control with liquid level sensor, thermometer and statistics function
  • Powerful bottom agitator, gentle interval stirring when heating the milk
  • Tank made of easy-to-clean, polished stainless steel
  • Lockable cover with sealing ring, opens to full radius
  • 1 ¼″ drain tap for complete draining
  • LED driving light
  • Semi-automatic cleaning programme

Optional extras: MilkTaxi without pasteurising function

  • Gentle panel heating
  • Pump with dispensing arm
  • Wireless remote control dispensing arm
  • EL-AN electrical drive
  • Failsafe tyres
  • SmartMix
  • Smart-ID
  • Tilt-up churn support frame for two 30 l milk churns
  • Colostrum jug
  • SpotLight worklight
  • FlushMaster bucket cleaning
  • Glove compartment
  • Cow drenching equipment
  • MilkTaxi jacket for thermal insulation

Basic configuration: MilkTaxi pasteuriser

  • Stable and manoeuvrable undercarriage on 4 wheels (types 100 l, 150 l, 260 l), front tyres: 40 cm diameter
  • Electronic control with liquid level sensor, thermometer and statistics function
  • Powerful bottom agitator, gentle interval stirring when heating the milk
  • Gentle panel heating
  • Pump with dispensing arm
  • Tank made of easy-to-clean, polished stainless steel
  • Lockable cover with sealing ring, opens to full radius
  • 1 ¼″ drain tap for complete draining
  • LED headlight
  • Semi-automatic cleaning programme

Optional extras: MilkTaxi pasteuriser

  • Wireless remote control dispensing arm
  • EL-AN electrical drive
  • Failsafe tyres
  • SmartMix
  • Smart-ID
  • Tilt-up churn support frame for two 30 l milk churns
  • Colostrum jug
  • SpotLight worklight
  • FlushMaster bucket cleaning
  • Glove compartment
  • Cow drenching equipment
  • MilkTaxi jacket for thermal insulation