Step up to a Strautmann Verti-Mix
OPICO is the UK distributor for the Strautmann range of vertical mixer wagons which are available with single, twin and triple augers, with capacities of 7.5m to 45m³. The Strautmann self propelled range of single and double auger mixer wagons was introduced to the UK in 2017.
All Strautmann diet feeders are fitted with the unique Vario² auger which has a “stepped” flight design meaning the ration is tumbled. This not only improves the mixing and nutritional intake but in doing so also reduces the time taken and thereby reduces fuel usage making it more than a rapid efficient mixer wagon.
Somerset farmer Darren Coombes recently commented: “Mixing time is quicker with the new design augers, so now we are ready to feed out just five minutes after the last ingredient is added”
James Woolway, MD at OPICO has also observed that “the Vario2 auger also produces a “fluffier” and more palatable feed and that feeding a high-quality ration is only one part of supplying the cow with her nutritional requirements. The other key part is ensuring she eats it!”
Strautmann Verti-Mix mixer wagons also offer flexibility and can be configured to meet individual farm requirements. Once the capacity had been decided upon, discharge, controls and weighing device can all be specified. The mixing tub design is also patented and provides the container with additional rigidity but it also adds flexibility, by enabling attachments to be added, increasing the capacity of the mixing tub.
As well as being equipped with the unique Vario² auger, all Strautmann diet feeders are backed up by strong and reliable support, both from the network of Strautmann dealers and by OPICO’s dedicated technical support team.
All Strautmann mixer wagons come with 3 year gearbox warranty.
Article first appeared in December 2018