CON-TENTED Armadillo ark
The Armadillo might look traditional in its styling but its design and constructions is anything but. As sow performance levels increase so too must the performance and quality of the equipment used.
Con-Tented Arks offer a great number of advantages over existing metal arks. Extensive field trails have shown the arks to perform very well in the challenging environment presented by pig production.
Development has taken several years, tested alongside traditional arks. Tests have covered environmental variations and pig behavioral habits.
Con-Tented Arks offer an investment for the future. The durable structure has an extremely long life. The plastic is UV stable, easily repaired if damaged and the steel sections are all coated with a 20 year galvanised finish.
The arks are a number of degrees cooler in summer and warmer in winter
The arks are lighter on the inside, allowing easier observations
Lower mortality due to 360 degrees of safety for piglets
Less condensation reducing straw usage
Temperature controlled rear window
Sows stay in the Con-Tented Arks on hot days rather than digging holes for shade behind a metal ark, this keeps the sow serving the piglets longer which increases weening weights.
Durable twin skin plastic construction.
Weighs 150kg (fully insulated)
Total floor space 4.15m2
50mm air gap for insulation
Optional fully insulated with refrigeration grade PU insulation
Flips onto back for easy strawing up and cleaning like conventional arcs
25 years galvanized metal finish
Flip up plastic fender
Increased weening weights as the sow is in the arc for longer periods suckling the piglets
Little to no maintenance costs
High roof for larger sows
100% recyclable with end of life value
Piglet drinker and creep feeder integrated into fender
Reduced internal temperature range
Reduced straw usage
Increased weening weights
Offset window reduces through drafts.
Greatly improved life expectancy
Excellent lying space for both sows and young
The lifting frame makes the ark easy to move
Smooth moulded plastic prevents injuries.
Flips over for easy strawing up and cleaning
Stable in high winds