Manufacturer of livestock feeding equipment unveils new mixer box
Roto-Mix, LLC, received the 2013 New Product of the Year Award presented by Western Kansas Manufacturers Association.
Roto-Mix is a Dodge City, Kan.- based manufacturer of livestockmixing and feeding equipment and recently announced the introduction of a new type of feeder box, named the Ration Delivery Box, or RDB. The RDB, designed by Ben Neier, will eventually replace the line of Roto-Mix feeder boxes.
An RDB does not blend a ration like a mixer, but instead delivers rations prepared in finish feed mills with minimum fragile ingredient damage and feed bunk control. The RDB uses a full width floor belt attached to a moving gate to deliver the ration from the rear to a front-mounted chain and slat conveyor for discharge. The driver controls forward movement and unloading speed from the truck cab with two rheostat control dials. Unlike existing feeders, the RDB system includes safeguards that will not allow the driver to bring the ration forward faster that the conveyor is unloading it.
The new RDB system utilizes the same basic body as Roto-Mix’s existing compost and manure spreaders with a unique modular front assembly containing the conveyor and knock down beaters. Ben Neier also developed a hydraulic module specific to the RDB. The RDB uses existing patents in additional to new patents that are being sought. The Western Kansas Manufacturers Association solicits nominations from their members for the award.
For more information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, call (620) 225-1142 about Roto-Mix or visit www.rotomix.com.
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