First previewed at the 2017 Agritechnica Event, Kuhn has upgraded its range of Profile trailed mixer wagons with the addition of a telescoping and tilting distribution conveyor belt.
Kuhn’s Flexilift conveyor is available as an alternative to a standard cross-conveyor on all of its new Profile mixer wagons.
Its primary aim is to make it easier to distribute feed in buildings where space is limited, says the manufacturer. This is done by a reversible, cradle-shaped conveyor which can be offset laterally via a telescoping mechanism to distribute feed to either side of the mixer wagon.
One end of the conveyor (either left or right as determined when ordering the machine) can also be tilted by up to 45 degrees, enabling feed to be delivered to troughs from 1.2 to 1.3 metres in height, says Kuhn.
Unlike other variable height distribution systems which typically use two separate conveyors; one cross-conveyor and one tilting belt, the Flexilift system uses a single, continuous belt. According to the manufacturer, this ensures all feed is distributed cleanly and accurately without any material being lost in the joint between two separate conveyors.
The belt is driven by two hydraulic motors; one at each end of the conveyor, for improved belt traction irrespective of which side feed is being distributed to, says the manufacturer. The tilting end of the conveyor is raised and lowered by a connecting rod system which enables feed to be distributed at a range of heights, without the conveyor needing to extend beyond the mixer wagon’s original footprint.
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