Re-shaped paddle castellations in the new MechFiber+ models have a rounded top section that, combined with an increased rake angle, creates more material movement in the chamber.
The new layout results in less material sitting on the paddles, says Keenen, improving the tumbling action with the added benefit of reduced friction. The company also expects less wear to the machine’s mixing chamber and a reduction in the machine’s power requirement.
A new exterior design features moulded black front covers, a more user-friendly, collapsible tubular steel rear ladder said to be less prone to damage, while lights have been added to the feed-out door.
Options include a wider door for increased feed-out speeds, corrosion resistant mudguards, the new fourth generation controller, feed management app and Intouch dashboard.
The new controller now includes key visual mechanical telematics such as an oil level indicator, temperature sensor, chain tension status indicator and feed-out door status indicators.