Tractor importers and distributors have a healthy 2018 report card from the Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA).
The RMH wagon, supplied in 2004 by Stovelaar Machinery, is a self-propelled VS-18 model that has clocked up an impressive 33,675 hours.
The 18cu.m machine, with one auger, has spent 6 - 7 hours daily for 14 years producing a TMR ration for 1200 cows.
It’s obviously well-built, and the company says its longevity results from regular service and maintenance.
It has twice had a new Deutz engine and new hydraulic pumps; its vertical mixing auger has been replaced four times.
Otherwise parts replacement has been limited to normal wear and tear.