A rotary platform is the most efficient method of milking large herds. A rotary platform and milking machine from Waikato milking Systems will typically reduce your milking time by 25%, and reduce your need for trained staff. Our rotary platforms will give you high performance, durability and reliability.



A Rockwood/Waikato rotary platform is a world class product crafted through good design, excellent engineering and continued innovation.

Precisely manufactured and designed to suit Waikato SA, our rotary platforms are built with many standard features considered by most to be extras.  The build quality is consistent, the install time is faster and the milking performance well proven.

Rockwood/Waikato rotary platforms represent the latest ideas, the most up to date innovations and a guarantee each one will integrate perfectly with our milking systems.

Rockwood/Waikato rotary platforms are built to the highest international standards and delivered to South African farmers and around the world on time, every time.

Building Rotary Platforms Is Our Business

A rotary platform is an efficient method of milking large-scale herds. A rotary system creates a steady flow of cow traffic to cups on. Typically a rotary platform by Waikato SA will give you a 25% reduction in milking time and reduce your need for trained staff.

Our commitment to providing farmers with customized dairy solutions means that each platform has a unique specification with specialised materials to fulfill individual needs

  • Rockwood Rotary Platforms
  • New Zealand Centrus Turn Tables (Kevlar)
  • Hydraulic Drive
  • Feeding on Platform
  • Waikato & Heavy Duty


Building rotary platforms is our business whether it is a “Turn Key” or “Stand Alone” project, choosing a Waikato rotary platform is an assurance that you have purchased the very best there is.

A rotary platform is an efficient method of milking large-scale herds.  A rotary system creates a steady flow of cow traffic to cups on.  Typically a rotary platform by Waikato SA will give you a 25% reduction in milking time, and reduce your need for trained staff. Although Rockwood is engineered in Australia, it is built locally in Port Elizabeth in close collaboration with Waikato SA.  Product development and a commitment to continual improvement is a hallmark of Rockwood.  This philosophy is clearly demonstrated in every Rockwood turntable built.  Development takes many forms and is done for a variety of reasons but the end results is always focused on customer satisfaction.

The steel components of each platform are pre-formed in the factory and fully galvanised prior to reaching your site.  Steel “I” beams support the deck and reinformcing mesh along with “D” bar is used to strengthen the overall structure.  The reinforcing steel is welded at every point to ensure excellent electrical earth grounding characteristics.  Brackets for receiver groups, meal feeders, bail gates and cup removers are pre-built and welded to the main components before galvanising.

Drive posts and rollers are contructed from heavy-duty materials, set in place by laser, and tuned to perfection during the building process.  Industrial rollers and heavy-duty bearings are easily replaced if the need arises.  Rollers have an exclusive set-up procedure to improve the initial positioning of each roller in relation to the centre point.  The result is better tracking and much longer track life.

The track oiling system is unique.  Not only does it progressively oil the track, it has a pump and track wiper that catches any excess oil.  Provided the correct grade of oil is used, a track oiling system will maintain a constant supply of lubricant ensuring free running and excellent track condition at all times.





The Centrus 84 composite rotary platform is the largest platform designed and manufactured by Waikato Milking Systems following on from the success of the Centrus 54 and 60 bail platforms. Using technology developed specifically for this project and the most modern composite materials available, the unique Centrus 84 provides the size, strength and durability required by a global market where very large herds and 24/7 milking are common place.

The deck sections of the Centrus 84 are formed in a multi-layer laminated process that includes Kevlar a material used in the construction of aircraft. The result is a superior strength deck and a platform that has seven times the structural capacity of a concrete platform in the circumference and 29 times the structural capacity in the radial direction. Each Centrus 84 deck segment is a fully integrated and self-contained structure engineered to include the mounting system needed to attach to the steel “I” beam. When bonded together, with a unique high strength adhesive, the deck connects directly to the “I” beam avoiding the need for a steel platform substructure. The rotation of the Centrus 84 composite rotary platform is supported by Waikato Milking System’s new revolutionary self-aligning Pivot Roller.


  • Modular deck sections bond together for ease of assembly
  • Powered by three 2.2kW drive units
  • Variable speed drive controls platform rotation
  • Impervious to urine and chemicals
  • Fully adjustable 150mm pivot roller assembly
  • Wider 100mm “I” beam contact strip
  • Custom built pipe girders and rotary gland stand
  • Pre-bracketed to accept all Waikato Milking Systems equipment


  • The most effective, efficient 84 bail rotary dairy system on the market
  • Lightweight platform reduces maintenance on running gear
  • Utilise revolutionary new pivot roller system
  • Lightness enables the platform to be powered by three 2.2 kW drive units
  • Deck surface will not degrade – impervious to most things
  • Rubber cow mats in each bail add to cow comfort
  • Heavy duty, fully galvanised export size bail work ensures cow comfort and safety