9 October 2020, 09:39
State-of-the-art technology for the new self-propelled feed mixers
Five years after launching SelfLine 4.0, SILOKING presents its ‘Best of FIVE’ strategy, the next stage of development for all self-propelled. Now, five ranges of self-propelled make sure the customer can choose the model which best suits his needs. The company takes advantage of their experience gained in producing 2,500 self-propelled units while putting an even greater emphasis on the three key features of professional feeding technology: sustainability, intelligence and digitalization.
Sustainability through long useful life
Thanks to continuous reengineering and intensely focused enhancements implemented in the ‘Best of FIVE’ models, the machines’ average life cycle could be increased from 10,000 to 15,000 operating hours.
“Thanks to growing intensification and longer useful life of our self-propelled, we have increased efficiency and sustainability on livestock farms by 50% “, Sales Director Sascha Behrend said.
The improvements imply several elements:
Increased hopper wall thickness as well as specific use of the abrasion- and acid-resistant SILONOX hopper wall
Use of the high-performance milling head drum which allows for increased loading capacity whilst preserving the feed structure
A high-quality loading conveyor belt made of rubber is mounted in all self-propelled as standard
Mixing augers with variable speed from 15 to 55 revolutions per minute, selectable in three steps
Intelligence and network on board
SILOKING’s focus has been on smart feeding technology for many years. New SILOKING assistance systems support the driver in his daily work with the feed mixer – from loading through mixing to unloading the machine.
For example, the self-propelled automatically mixes the feed ration after loading – even without a driver, as the turbo augers keep working when the driver leaves the cab. At the end of the mixing process, they switch off automatically and the engine speed is reduced to idle mode. In the unloading mode, the mixing augers also switch off when reaching the target weight.
“With the modern self-propelled, networked and digitalized work is turning into state-of-the-art technology. The farm manager gets all important information regarding the machine and feeding directly on his laptop or smartphone”, Dr. Philipp Twickler, Head of Product Management, said.
An example: the innovative SILOKING Telematics working via telemetry makes it possible to check important farm-specific parameters via App in real time. Activity times and distances travelled are indicated as is material consumption. This way, the farm manager can continuously optimise feeding, reduce error sources and control his time management every day.
The programmable weighing system SILOKING Data with the Feeding Management Software free of charge completes the digital equipment of the feed mixer.