Strautmann is to extend its range of vertical feed mixers with the launch of two triple-augered machines at this year’s Eurotier in Hanover, Germany. The new Verti-Mix 3451 Triple and Verti-Mix 4501 Triple offer the same build quality, reliability, fuel efficiency and mixing speed and effectiveness as other Strautmann machines, but have much larger capacities – up to 34.5m3, and 45m3, respectively.
OPICO’s James Woolway explains: “The extra auger allows greater volumes of feed to be mixed just as effectively as the other machines. The key difference is the capacity: the 3451 has a basic capacity of 28.5m3 but with height extensions this can be increased to 31.5m3 and further to 34.5m3.
“The Verti-Mix 4501 Triple is an even larger mixer – with capacities from 38m3 to 45m3.”
Both machines utilise the new Vario2 auger with its unique ‘stepped’ design which speeds mixing time and so reduces labour and tractor time. There is also the option to fit an INNODUR wear strip made of stainless steel to reduce corrosion between mixes, prolonging auger lifetime.
As with all Verti-Mix models, there are a wide range of discharge options: side doors, front or rear discharge conveyors, and conveyor extensions.
The new triple-augered Verti-Mix models will become available in the UK in 2017. Meantime, farmers who visit the Eurotier exhibition in November can see the machines on the Strautmann stand (Hall 27, stand E05).