Where feeding in different heights on the same farm is challenging for the major part of feeder brands on the market, Kongskilde now offers a superb 4-in-one solution with which the same conveyor can feed out direct on the floor or elevating up in different heights on both sides
The X-system consists of a special one piece conveyor belt that can side shift to both the left-hand and right-hand side of the machine while also elevating up at an angle to allow feeding over barriers and troughs. When fitted to the JF Feeder VM 22-2 B X model with bogie axle, the maximum delivery height is approx. 1.5m although with remote variable conveyor speed, feed can be thrown over this height if required.
The conveyor chassis consists of 3 separate frames that are seated on a hydraulically moving main chassis. Nylon rollers are employed to guide the 3 chassis elements, as they are moved left or right. The one piece belt is a unique design with this type of conveyor, and it is this one piece construction where much of the development has been placed. Unlike other similar solutions which use “sectioned” webbing type designs, Kongskilde’s engineers have come up with a clever way of guiding a one piece belt when it elevates by using Hardox deflector plates to guide the belt. The belt has a strong antiwear coating on each side where the guide pieces deflect the belt during operation.
This new concept ensures a very smooth operation of the belt, which allows high belt speed giving the possibility of throwing the feed if required.
The construction based on 4 rollers and Hardox deflector ensures a maintenance free conveyor system for long and hard work.
The 2 hydraulic motors on either end of the belt pull the belt from the top, which is important in keeping belt tension and tracking correct.
Kongskilde expects this option to prove a popular choice especially in the UK and France as many farms have varying feed out requirements due to the design of cattle housing.