1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Rotating Feed Mixer Wagon
The mixer loads from the top through a door that's got a hydraulically-controlled sliding lid. Once the tank's full, and the lid is back on, the entire mixer cylinder rotates. Baffles lining the inside of the tank walls provide the mixing. A single load-out auger carries feed out the front to an unload belt that'll unload out to either side.
The new mixer is fitted with weigh scales that weigh each ingredient as it's loaded. An on-board computer keeps track of each ingredient, giving a readout of the final mix. As many as twelve different feed rations can be programmed into the unit so even inexperienced help can simply follow instructions given by the unit when feeding livestock.
"It's an uncomplicated machine with far less moving parts than most mixers because it doesn't use augers to mix. It also handles silage which many mixers can't. There's less to go wrong and to maintain," says van Engelen. Different sizes available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joskin S.A., Rue de Wergifosse, 39, B-4634 Soumagne, Belgium (ph 041 77 35 45; fax 041 77 10 15).
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