A self-propelled, twin vertical auger mixer wagon from KUHN dubbed the SPW Intense has been designed with nutritional considerations in mind.
The company says it offers both cost and labour-saving benefits for farmers who don’t want to go to the expense of a mixer wagon based on the TMR system.
A unique design sees three PTO-driven horizontal beaters, delivering better incorporation and a more consistent blending of different product groups together.
The action of the beaters is said to ensure bales are broken up, so cows don’t have to lift their heads and shake material to drag the feed apart, resulting in less wastage.
It is able to handle chopped round and large square bales quickly and efficiently, while also incorporating them with pit maize and grass silage.
“They will give a more consistent and even feed-out of the fodder, making them well suited for operating on feed pads, but also offering the versatility to be used in field conditions as well,” says the company. “Operators of these machines in Australia have said they halved their fuel and labour costs by replacing their mixer wagon with a McIntosh Beater Wagon.”
Showing the versatility of the design, the company worked closely with a grape grower in South Australia, the company has developed a beater wagon for applying straw and compost onto grape vine rows.