Lely introduces a new feed grabber for the Lely Vector automatic feeding system. The feed grabber hangs in the feed kitchen and is used to load the mixing and feeding robot with an accuracy of up to 98%. The new design improves both the functionality and lifetime of the feed grabber bucket, and the maintenance costs.
The new shape of the feed bucket ensures that it closes better. Feed losses of small feed types such as grains, concentrates and other loose products are now a thing of the past. This also ensures that the feed kitchen stays cleaner. The new geometry of the scraper system in the feed grabber bucket improves the loading accuracy because it scrapes all feed out of the bucket. In addition, Lely has also made new grabbing teeth available that load long feed components more efficiently.
The bucket of the new feed grabber is made entirely of stainless steel. The same applies to all parts that come into contact with the feed. This prevents signs of wear caused by acidic juices from the feed. The rope for the closing mechanism has also been replaced by a stainless-steel chain. This reduces maintenance work by more than 90% over a lifetime of 10 years.
‘All improvements contribute to a longer lifetime, lower maintenance costs and improved reliability of the feed grabber,’ according to Teus de Jong, Senior Product Manager Barn and Feeding Products at Lely. ‘We are continuously developing our feed kitchen concept because our solution is the most flexible, efficient and safe for automatic feeding.’
The new feed grabber replaces the current one and is also available for existing Vector users to upgrade. For more information contact your local Lely Center.