Verti-Mix Self Propelled

Introduction

Verti-Mix SF / Sherpa Self Propelled

Verti-Mix - The self-propelled model: Powerful, robust, comfortable

The Verti-Mix SF and Sherpa are the result of Strautmann's experience in fodder mixing technology for over the last 20 years. The Strautmann Vario2 mixing auger technology substantially contributes to increasing the productivity of modern dairy farms.

Self-propelled fodder mixing wagons make the labour-intensive dairy cattle feeding procedure much easier thus saving time and labour. Homogeneously mixed ingredients prevent the cows from selecting the fodder. Higher milk yields are achieved with improved ingredients distributed evenly. All animals are optimally fed from the physiological point of view and less prone to diseases which leads to healthy, long-living cows and a high degree of effectiveness.

● Usable mixing capacity of 11 - 20 m³. ● Picking-up and feeding with one machine. ● Optimum protection of fodder and ideal cut surfaces. ● Accurate preparation of feed ration. ● Smooth cut surface shape. ● Maximum efficiency. ● 6-cylinder engine for maximum power and low consumption, 4-cylinder engine for the Verti-Mix Sherpa.

Why mix feed?

International scientific studies have revealed that the efficiency in milk production can be increased many times over by the use of feed mixing wagons. Due to the mixing of individual components to a TMR (partial or total mixed ration), the animals can no longer be selective and thus take up the same feed make-up with every bite, which ensures optimum physiological care of the entire herd, regardless of the position of the individual animal in ranking.

mixing feed

Configure your machine

All Verti-Mix SF mixer wagons can be fully configured to meet individual farm requirement.

First, choose the capacity..... This should be chosen depending on the feed ration and the number of cows per m3 when feeding once a day.

Second, choose your discharge...... A huge range of discharge options, ranging from side discharge, conveyor and rear discharge allowing the feed or bedding to be placed exactly where required.

Features

Milling system for optimum picking-up performance

Elevator

  • Mounted at the center of the back of milling cutter for quick, gentle material flow
  • Smooth running, low-maintenance elevator conveyor made of rubber
  • Hydraulically powered
  • Infinitely variable speed adjustment
  • Reversible for exact picking-up of components

Fodder picking-up & transport

  • Clean picking up right to the bottom
  • Fast running elevator conveyor for clean feed flow
  • Optimum parabolic trajectory from the elevator into the mixing containerAutomatic cutter arm lowering for quick and effortless working

High-performance milling cutter

  • 2 m in width
  • 114 knives efficiently take the fodder out of the silo
  • Helical arrangement of knives for maximum picking-up performance with clean cut surface
  • 60 cranked and 54 straight knives

Vario2 mixing auger

Variability and strength for any purpose. Due to the patented knife adjustment system and the updated Vario2 auger design, the Vario mixing auger can be perfectly adapted to your specific conditions of use. The robust and low-maintenance angular gearbox ensures long service life even under challenging conditions.

All Strautmann mixer wagons – single and double augered - will now come fitted with a Vario2 auger as standard. Its stepped design enables a good mix to be achieved more quickly. This reduces mixing time of each load by a minute or so per load, but due to the number of mixes made each day, the labour and fuel savings will significantly add up over time.

Robust bearings and gearbox

The heart of the Vario mixing auger is the very heavy duty and durable gearbox. Stability and long maintenance intervals are achieved by means of a large-sized pair of tapered roller bearings, double sealing and a large grease chamber.

Vario2 mixing auger - INNODUR stainless steel wear strips

Longer term, machinery repair and replacement costs can be reduced by requesting the INNODUR stainless steel wear strip to be fitted to the leading edge of the auger. This is a replaceable part, further extending machine lifetime.

Magnetic system

Highly effective magnetic separation of metallic foreign objects. The Strautmann magnetic system (optional extra) directly mounted at the mixing auger offers optimum health protection for your high-yield cows. The system is mounted such that it is in direct and close contact with the mixed fodder, thus working very effectively.

Counter-cutters

Manual counter cutters

Two manually adjustable counter-cutters enable the processing of larger quantities of long-fibre fodder such as round and square bales.

Hydraulic counter cutter

The optional two hydraulic counter-cutters can be directly adjusted from the driver seat.

Drivers cabin

Feed funnel

A mineral feed funnel can be mounted at the mixing container on request. This makes it easier to fill in smaller quantities of fodder such as e.g. mineral feed or lime.

Verti-Mix Sherpa: equipment and controls

Verti-Mix SF: chassis

Verti-Mix SF: equipment and controls

See Verti-Mix Sherpa model section for control details.

Verti-Mix SF: Lighting

Models

Verti-Mix Sherpa 1201 / 1401

Verti-Mix SF Single 1102 / 1302 / 1502 - Double 1402 / 1702 / 2002

The Strautmann self-propelled one auger mixer has a capacity between 11 and 15 m³, depending on the machine. Easy handling combined with interesting technical equipment make the Verti-Mix SF the ideal entry-level model and the reliable partner for future-oriented enterprises.

Two augers for favorable dimensions and efficient working – that is what the Strautmann Verti-Mix Double SF offers. With its capacity of 14 - 20 m³ and sophisticated technology, this fodder mixing wagon is suitable for larger enterprises with demanding requirements in terms of handling and comfort.

Discharge options

Front crossover conveyor: SF model only

Variable conveyor speeds achieved by means of different motors or direct adjustability enable the fodder discharge width to be adapted as far as right up to directly in front of the feed fence. A unique lattice bar roller as return roller for the crossover conveyor prevents the fodder from piling up between the roller and the conveyor. An optional hydraulic side shift of the conveyor gives added flexibility.

Fast bedding roller: SF model only

The cleaner and more germ-free the cubicle, the healthier the animals. The ideal litter materials are straw, peat, sawdust and lime. After the mixing process in the container has been finished, the litter is spread up to the head region of the cubicles via the drum – comfortably and reliably for maximum animal comfort and udder health. Only in combination with electrical operation.

Rear discharge: SF model only

Discharge in narrow dead-end feeding passages. For comfortable feeding even in narrow dead-end feeding passages, side doors behind the wheels are being used. The fodder is loosely discharged on one or both sides behind the wheels.

Rear crossover conveyor: SF model only

Variable conveyor speeds achieved by means of different motors or direct adjustability enable the fodder discharge width to be adapted as far as right up to directly in front of the feed fence. A unique lattice bar roller as return roller for the crossover conveyor prevents the fodder from piling up between the roller and the conveyor.

Rear centre discharge: SF model only

For preparation of premixes or central fodder discharge on the feeding table, Strautmann offers a rear centre discharge.

Conveyor extension, crossover conveyor: SF model only

For higher troughs, a 1m long conveyor extension adjustable in height can be mounted at the side of the crossover conveyor.

Side door discharge: Sherpa model only

Technical Specification

Verti-Mix Sherpa Single 1201 / 1401

Fodder mixing wagon Verti-Mix Sherpa 1201 - 1401

Technical data

 

 

 

Model

 

Sherpa

1201

Sherpa

1401

Dimensions

 

 

 

Total length

m

8,25 

8,25 

Total width

 

 

 

- with one-sided discharge

m

2,52

2,52

- with two-sided discharge

m

2,62

2,62

Total height

m

2,54

2,79

Wheelbase

m

3,89

 3,89

Outside wheel width

 

   

- Front

m

2,31

2,31

- Rear

m

1,94

1,94

Turning radius

     

- Outside front

m

5,26

5,26

- Outside rear

m

5,73

5,73

- Inside

m

1,43

1,43

Usable mixing capacity

m

12,0

14,0

Pick-up width

m

2,00

2,00

Pick-up height

m

4,00

4,00

Conveyor drum diameter

m

0,61

0,61

Elevator width

m

0,58

0,58

Dead weight approx

m

10200

10300

Verti-Mix SF Single 1102 / 1302 / 1502 - Double 1402 / 1702 / 2002

Self propelled mixing wagon Verti-Mix 1101 SF - 2001 Double SF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical data

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type

 

Verti-Mix

Verti-Mix

Verti-Mix

Verti-Mix

Verti-Mix

Verti-Mix

 

 

1102 SF

1302 SF

1502 SF

1402 Double SF

1702 Double SF

2002 Double SF

Dimensions

Total length in transport position

- with front cross conveyor

m

7,28

7,38

7,55

9,20

9,26

9,57

- with rear cross conveyor

m

7,59

7,59

7,77

9,55

9,55

9,83

Total width

m

2,42

2,42

2,58

2,25

2,25

2,28

Total height (mechanical suspension)

- with tyres 435/50 R 19,5

m

2,83

3,17

3,17

2,80

2,94

-

- with Twin tyres 235/75 R 17,5

m

2,76

3,08

3,08

2,74

2,87

2,97

- with Twin tyres 275/70 R 22,5

m

-

-

-

2,86

3,00

3,07

- with tyres 455/45 R 22.5

-

-

-

2,86

3,00

3,09

Total height (air suspension) ****

- with tyres 435/50 R 19,5

m

2,83

3,17

3,17

2,82

2,96

-

- with Twin tyres 235/75 R 17,5 *****

m

2,76

3,09

3,09

2,74

2,87

2,99

- with Twin tyres 275/70 R 22,5

m

-

-

-

2,86

3,00

3,07

- with tyres 455/45 R 22.5

-

-

-

2,86

3,00

3,09

Wheel base

m

3,22

3,22

3,22

3,79

3,79

3,97

 

 

3,27 ***

3,27 ***

3,28 ***

-

-

-

Outer wheel width front

(tyres 305/70 R 19,5)

m

2,12

2,12

2,12

2,12

2,12

2,12

Outer wheel width rear at:

Front steering

- Single tyres 435/50 R19,5

m

2,25

2,25

2,25

2,10

2,10

-

- Twin tyres 235/75 R 17,5

m

2,35

2,35

2,35

2,30

2,30

2,30

Outer wheel width rear at:

4-wheel-steering

- Single tyres 435/50 R19,5 (< 25 km/h)

m

2,25

2,25

2,25

2,25

2,25

-

- Twin tyres 235/75 R 17,5 (< 40 km/h)

m

2,37

2,37

2,37

2,37

2,37

2,37

Turn radius with front steering (see drawing)

- outside front (V)

m

7,63

7,63

7,63

8,50

8,50

8,74

- outside rear (H)

m

5,37

5,37

5,59

6,39

6,39

6,70

- inside (I)

m

2,68

2,68

2,60

3,50

3,50

3,62

Turn radius with 4-wheel-steering (see drawing)

- outside front (V)

m

6,23

6,23

6,23

6,66

6,66

7,02

- outside rear (H)

m

4,86

4,86

5,08

6

6

6,27

- inside (I)

m

1,60

1,60

1,50

2,23

2,23

2,29

Usable mixing volume*

11,00

13,00

15,00

14,0

17,0

20,0

Working width milling unit

m

2,00

2,00

2,00

2,00

2,00

2,00

Pick-up height

m

5,00

5,10

5,10

5,00

5,10

5,10

Diameter of loading drum

m

0,60

0,60

0,60

0,60

0,60

0,60

Width of elevator arm

m

0,58

0,58

0,58

0,58

0,58

0,58

Own weight approx. **

kg

10.6

10.7

10.86

12.76

13.05

13.38

 

* Usable mixing volume: Augers are deducted from the volume

** depending on equipment

*** (3,27 m) at 4 wheel steering and tyres 435/50 R 19,5 rear

**** with air suspension the machine height can be reduced by 5 cm for a short time

***** max speed 38 km/h

Illustrations, technical data and weights are subject to change due to technical progress and are therefore not binding for the delivery.

Pricing

OPICO Unique Contract Hire package

When OPICO was researching the market potential for self-propelled machines in the UK, the two main concerns for dairy farmers were the initial purchase price of the unit and its potential worth after a few years of work.

In order to remove these two perceived obstacles and define the on-farm cost of running a self-propelled diet feeder, OPICO has devised a unique contract hire package for all Strautmann self-propelled Verti-Mix feeders.  

The hire contract consists of a monthly charge based on a 3, 4 or 5-year term, depending on the set-up of the individual farm. At the end of the contract, there is the option to purchase the diet feeder, or update to a new one and return the used unit to OPICO.

A mandatory service and maintenance contract runs alongside the hire contract to ensure the machine is maintained in the best possible condition during its contract time on-farm, negating the need for upfront capital investment.  Monthy machinery costs for feeding are therefore also fixed.  All machines are specified with warranty up to 4000 hours, or for 4 years, whichever comes first.

No price list will be published for the self-propelled range. Instead, a bespoke quote, based on the specifications and needs of each particular customer will be drawn up.  Steve Harrison will produce this figure based on the individual spec and contract length, but only after an initial feasibility visit.  Please contact Steve for more information.

Questions? - Ask Steve

Speak to our product specialist

For further in depth information and any questions you may have, please feel free to 'Ask Steve' our in house Strautmann specialist.

Steve has been working with Strautmann for over 6 years and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience regarding all Strautmann products.

Steve Harrison

 

Name: Steven Harrison
Job Title: Sales Office Manager
Email: 
Phone: 01778 391666

 

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