Speedier bedding now a reality with Strautmann 'litter' device
Published 16/11/2011 | 06:00
At Agritechnica, German firm Strautmann will launch what it is calling a 'litter spreading attachment' option for its Verti-Mix fodder mixing wagon range.
According to Strautmann, this new attachment allows various bedding materials such as straw, peat, sawdust, horse dung and lime to be loaded into the wagon and then distributed in cow cubicles or stables by the new litter spreading attachment.
The actual spreading device is a high-speed, hydraulically driven drum, which is lowered hydraulically in front of the mixer wagons conveyor and propels the various litter materials into cow cubicles or where ever it is required.
The speed of the hydraulically powered litter spreading drum is variable, which Strautmann says enables different spreading widths of up to 8m to be achieved depending on material.
Prices for the spreader attachment have not yet been announced, but the good news is that, according to the firm, the Strautmann Verti-Mix and Verti-Mix Double fodder mixing wagons, which are equipped with a crossover conveyor discharge, can be retrofitted with the litter spreading drum.
For more information, call IAM in Kilkenny on 056 776 5826.