FEEDING out silage just sped up, with the release of a new mix wagon focused on efficiency.
The Profile 24.2 DL double auger mixer wagon is a brand new release for Australia.
Kuhn, product specialist, Tom de Greenlaw said managing nutritional quality and cost of production underpinned a silage enterprise.
“Nutrition, because a top-quality product is going to help your animals reach their full potential,” he said.
“Cost, because time-efficiency is such a major issue for most farms today.
“A good mixer will help you to achieve both those goals.
“That’s why this step in the process is so important to get right.”
Mr de Greenlaw said feeding systems using a tractor and bucket or silage cart could be time-consuming and uneven in their feed delivery capabilities compared to the Kuhn Profile.
“This machine is a lot wider at the base, with a lower height and an integrated chassis,” he said.
“This makes it much stronger and more robust than some lighter machines.
“The hopper is pressed, creating a more consistent mix, for better overall nutrition.
“Plus, there are two scrapers on the bottom of the auger, for faster operation and more even delivery.”
Mr de Greenlaw said the Profile included a patented weighing system.
“It’s been designed to mix large volumes of feed accurately and effectively,” he said.
“Feed is distributed directly by chute, either right, left or both.
“The wide hatch ensures rapid, regular distribution, even with fibre-rich feed.”
Mr de Greenlaw said for the size of the machine it was relatively low horsepower.
“There’s also a two-speed gearbox,” he said.
“Meaning that you can bump it into a higher gear, for a full cleanout of the mixer.
“The mixer also has a programmable weighing system.
“Which offers either a simple’mode for weighing quantities loaded and distributed.
“Or a programmable mode for more comprehensive nutrition management.”
Mr de Greenlaw said knives can be added to the augers to increase the fineness of chop.
“The machines also have two hydraulic counter knives for ease and convenience,” he said.
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