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Pull Type Bedder Blows Sand, Sawdust Into Stalls
Bedding cows has never been easier than with this new pull-type bedding machine that blows sand or sawdust into free stalls as you pull it past them.
Mensch Manufacturing's pto-powered bedder consist of a 7-ft. box that mounts on a 12-ft. long trailer chassis. It'll haul 7 to 8 cu. yds. heaped.
The spreader box features a 12-in. wide conveyor chain belt that runs lengthwise down the center. It delivers sand to a discharge belt, which then blows it out 3 to 15 ft. in either direction. Track used for the discharge is snowmobile track.
It has a 50-in. inside wheelbase for easy maneuvering in cramped quarters.
One Wisconsin dairyman who tested the system cut his bedding time to just 30 minutes, down from six hours with the front end loader he used before, the company says.
Available in two models - M 3100 and M 3150 - with rear and front discharge, respectively.
Sells for $19,995.
Optional agitating shaft for lighter materials, such as sawdust, is available for $1,500.
The company also manufactures the "Side Shooter" bucket for front-end loaders that handles both sand and sawdust for bedding. Three sizes available - 5, 6 and 7-ft. buckets. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mensch Manufacturing, P.O. Box 418, 2499 South M-37 Hwy., Hastings, Mich. 49058 (ph 800 945-6678 or 616 945-5300; fax 5584).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5