2017-02-22  facebooktwitterrss

Heavy Duty Transmission for Kongskilde’s Diet Mixers

Kongskilde is launching an HD-transmission for their large complete diet mixers. The new transmission will be introduced internationally at SIMA 2017.

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

Kongskilde Diet Mixer

Kongskilde VM45 Diet Mixer

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 introducting the Mix+ concept at SIMA 2015 and since then, it has become a great success, explains Søren Thomasen, Group Product Manager 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 Søren Thomasen.


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