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All-Hydraulic Roto-Mix: Three Machines In One
"We think it's the best silage handler in the world," says Attilio Faccia of Madonna Dell-Olmo, Italy, manufacturer of the new Roto-Mix silage handler, a machine that not only loads itself, but also mixes silage with other ingredients, then feeds it out through a bunk-type feeder.
The Roto-Mix comes in three sizes, ranging from about 31 cu. yards to 7 1/2 cu. yds. mixing capacity, with Lombardini motors from 35 hp. to 70 hp. All functions loading, mixing, unloading, and drive are hydraulic. The Roto-Mix can travel 7 to 8 mph. per hour in forward speeds.
"Our biggest machine can reach as high as 16 ft. in a bunker or trench silo, pulling down silage. The operator can work up and down in such a manner that the outer wall of silage remains vertical and intact preventing spoilage," explains Faccia.
"Silage is carried into the mixer where flighting along the tank wall mixes it. Chemicals or minerals can be added automatically through a hole in the rear or above the intake auger. To empty the mixer, the mixing tank is simply reversed so the silage feeds onto a front belt and feeds out the side."
The operator sits just ahead of the tank and can see when the tank is full, and when it's feeding out, making changes with fingertip hydraulic controls.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Attilio Faccia, Roto-Mix, Via Valle Po, 153, Madonna Dell-Olmo, Cuneo, 12020 Italy.

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