Coolbreene Trust near Taupo is a large-scale dairy operation farming 1150ha, including run-off blocks, within a 10km radius of its home base.
Dating back to 1956, this company has extensive knowledge of the total mixed ration (TMR) market, evidenced by its range of trailed and self-propelled machines from 8-33m3 with vertical or horizontal mixing.
Most types of machine are also capable of self-loading, with a hydraulically driven cutter head on a loader arm mounted on the rear or front of the machine in the case of the self-propelled units. This has the major advantage of not needing a dedicated loader tractor, or in the worst case having to unhook the mixer wagon, load up, then re-connect to carry out a mix, which is very time consuming.
Storti marketing manager Ignacio Nunez mentioned standout features of the Doberman model on display: high efficiency rotor for a homogenous mix and low power consumption, bi-directional loading arm to suit all types of material being loaded, and heavy ladder construction chassis.
He also pointed out options such as the in-built weight system and the single lever control of the whole unit.
Nunez also announced the recent signing of a distribution agreement for New Zealand with Robertson Manufacturing, Canterbury, well known for their bale and silage feeders.
Robertson sales manager Tyronne Campbell commented, “The addition of Storti to our product offering allows us to cover the whole spectrum of animal feeding, and the decision to join forces with Storti is based on their worldwide reputation for experience in the TMR field.”
Robertson plans countrywide demonstrations of the Doberman self-propelled machine.
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