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Kongskilde has launched an HD-transmission for their large complete diet mixers. The background is increasingly large dairy herds, longer mixing time and success with the Mix+ concept.

Dairy herds are steadily increasing in size, while at the same time there is a trend towards ever heavier diet mixes and longer mixing times. This places greater demands on the complete diet mixer. Kongskilde therefore introduced a "heavy-duty" transmission for the largest of their complete diet mixers.

Continuous operation

The new HD-transmission line consists of a robustly constructed gearbox and PTO shaft that are designed for continuous operation under heavy load. The gearbox is equipped with an efficient oil cooling system that ensures a constant and optimal operating temperature. The solution includes a gear pump and an oil filter. The HD transmission is offered as an option on Kongskilde’s large VM 38 and 45 diet mixers with three augers.

Longer mixing time

The HD-transmission line is designed to meet the requirements related to the increasingly intensive use of complete diet mixers. Today it is not unusual for a diet mixer to have to produce 6-7 mixes per day, and that farmers want to mix for longer.

The increasingly intensive use of the diet mixers was also the reason for introducing the Mix+ concept which has become a great success, explains Jesper Christensen, Product Manager, Feeding at Kongskilde Agriculture.

Mix+ success

Mix+ is a wear part concept with replaceable wear parts for the front edges of mixer augers. The concept means that the Kongskilde diet mixer provides a far more uniform mixing quality and that the augers last longer.

The "heavy-duty" transmission allows us to offer a much stronger solution for farms with very large dairy herds, who are also concerned about low operating costs, says Jesper Christensen.