Feed fixers and mixers
When it comes to feeding animals, there are no shortage of products to choose from. The key to selecting the right tool is sifting through the variety of options and narrowing the choices to a machine that will meet the specific needs of your operation. The companies below recently unveiled several new machines that offer producers the latest innovations and features to make feeding time on the farm more efficient yet cost effective.
The Supreme 500T truck-mounted unit (shown above) was designed to meet the needs of a midsize operation. This mechanically driven unit is built with the same durable features as its current commercial hydrostatic lineup.
With this newly designed unit, you will experience faster-than-average mixing times and an ability to process high forage rations with ease at an affordable price.
Other features include a low loading height of 98 inches and Supreme's patented auger design. The front-center door delivery system offers increased discharge capacity and a more even delivery of feed. A system is available with either a flat conveyor for left, right, or dual discharge, or a dogleg conveyor for discharging up to 40 inches in height.
Machine comes with a three-year major component warranty, which includes planetary drives and gearboxes on all pull-type models and hydraulic pumps and motors on all truck-mount versions.
To learn more, visit www.supremeinternational.com.
What makes Triolet VLC mixers special? Company representatives say it's a combination of things from the horizontal flow system to the chassis to the twin-stream auger. The special Triolet wear ring ensures stability and a long life for the mixing tub. Feed off the left and right sides on the floor or into a trough without the width challenges of a flat or door-mounted conveyor.
The curved design of the VLC lets the discharge end of the conveyor elevate when side shifted for easy trough feeding or discharging into a stationary conveyor.
Other features include a heavy-duty roller chain, wide-angle PTO shaft, additional wear ring on the bottom of the tub wall, and two restrictor blades.
Whether you milk 50 cows or 2,000, there's a unit to fit your operation. To learn more, visit www.triolet.com.
The Cyclone features a double-flighted auger that aggressively processes and mixes for a consistent total mixed ration (TMR). Available in three models (1105, 1355, and 1505), these machines work well with small or large tractors.
The patent-pending Hydraulic Drive System reacts to the PTO's rpm of the tractor to keep it operating at its most efficient engine speed regardless of auger loading or available tractor horsepower.
To learn more, visit www.rotomix.com.
Whether it's large round bales, square bales, or silage, the V-Mix Series from Badger can process a wide variety of feed. The combination of the fully welded ¼-inch-thick rolled tub and ½-inch abrasion-resistant steel auger with flow regulator plate means less energy is needed, feed is mixed more thoroughly, and unloading is fast.