Machinery & Products

New mixer wagon a step forward for Kuhn

By Dairy News

The Kuhn Profile 24.2 DL double-auger mixer wagon is brand new to Australia — and with it comes some special features designed to transform the speed and efficiency of any feed delivery system.

Kuhn product specialist Tom de Greenlaw said feeding systems employing a tractor and bucket, a silage cart, or even some other types of mixer wagons can be time-consuming to use, and uneven in their feed delivery capabilities.

“These less-than-optimal methods for feed delivery can result in issues like aerobic spoilage, which can lead to nutrient loss, and feed wastage, resulting from patchy distribution,” he said.

“Kuhn’s Profile 24.2 DL mixer wagon can eliminate both issues, delivering livestock feed quickly and efficiently, minimizing wastage via optimal distribution.

“This machine is a lot wider at the base, with a lower height and an integrated chassis, making it much stronger and more robust than some lighter machines.

“In addition, its 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 new mixer has a patented weighing system, “which guarantees an exceptional level of precision”.

“It’s been designed to mix large volumes of feed accurately and effectively.

“Feed is distributed directly by chute — either right and/or left — and the wide hatch ensures rapid, regular distribution, even with fibre-rich feed.

“Considering its size, this is also a relatively low-horsepower machine, which means that farmers won’t need a huge tractor to run it.

“There’s also a 2-speed gearbox, meaning that you can bump it into a higher gear, for a full cleanout of the mixer.

“And this 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 extra knives can be added onto the augers, enabling operators to chop feed more finely, if required.

“The machines also have two hydraulic counter knives for ease and convenience. Plus, the brakes are hydraulic, making the mixer much easier to maneuver, even across hilly ground.

“It also incorporates an integrated oversized chassis, ensuring that it can handle all of the torsion effects generated by the hopper, even when the terrain is rough.

“Essentially, the design ensures that the whole unit retains sufficient ground clearance at all times.”

Mr de Greenlaw said farmers could use hopper extensions to upgrade their capacity if required.

For more information visit www.kuhn.com.au