2014 - Volume #38, Issue #2, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Mini TMR Fits Older Barns
The Vertablend self-propelled mixer cart is sized right for delivering a mixed ration to livestock in older barns. The adjustable feed-out door delivers mixed feed to feeding aisles or below grade troughs. Equipped with the optional unloading auger, the cart can deliver feed into raised feed alleys or bunks as needed.
“The Model 4200 is only 3 ft. wide and fits through a standard barn door or down a narrow alley,” says Peter Schmidt, Esolutions, LLC, U.S. distributor for Vertablend Mfg. “It works for small goat, sheep or cow dairies, as well as for mixing special rations for small groups of calves or cows at larger dairies.”
The operator’s station provides easy access to all controls, as well as a view of the scale readout. The electronic scale with readout makes adding ration ingredients easy and accurate. It makes it equally easy to accurately deliver rations by weight to tiestall feeding stations.
The stainless steel bins are oval at the top and rounded at the bottom to ensure feed is constantly returned to the center auger for mixing. When equipped with up to 11 knives on the vertical auger, the carts can grind up hay and haylage.
“We are still experimenting some with adding hay, but depending on the kind and amount, the knives will chop it up,” says Schmidt. “We’ve added up to 30 lbs. of dry hay and up to 100 lbs. of haylage in the 42 cu. ft. model.”
The 69-in. high mixing carts are equipped with Honda engines. Bin sizes include the 42 cu. ft. Model 4200, 55 cu. ft. Model 5500, and 95 cu. ft Model 9500. All are equipped with hydraulic drives for transit and mixing.
“The drive wheels are under the bins to take full advantage of the weight for traction,” says Schmidt. “The tires have tractor wheel-type lugs and can handle even a graveled incline.”
Schmidt says the mixing carts also work well for mixing up mulch for greenhouse and landscape use. The self-propelled mixers start at $10,500. The company also makes a stationary mixer, as well as two models of trailer mixers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Esolutions, LLC, 4645 Crooked Run, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 (ph 330 308-0230; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.esolutionsequipment.com. In Canada, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vertablend Mfg., 3965 Lawson Line RR#3, Wallenstein, Ont. Canada N0B 2S0 (ph 519 698-2338; www.vertablendmfg.com).
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