Friday, 14 December 2018 09:38

Built like a tank

Written by  Mark Daniel

Some tractors never die, and look at this Israel-made mixer wagon in Germany, churning out feed to suit the farmer’s typically intensive European dairy production.

The RMH wagon, supplied in 2004 by Stovelaar Machinery, is a self-propelled VS-18 model that has clocked up an impressive 33,675 hours.

The 18cu.m machine, with one auger, has spent 6 - 7 hours daily for 14 years producing a TMR ration for 1200 cows.

It’s obviously well-built, and the company says its longevity results from regular service and maintenance.

It has twice had a new Deutz engine and new hydraulic pumps; its vertical mixing auger has been replaced four times. 

Otherwise parts replacement has been limited to normal wear and tear.

 

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