SPECIALIST feeding machinery manufacturer Siloking has added another new self-propelled diet feeder to its range with load capacity from 19m³ to 25m³.

With a host of new technology to aid both the mixing and discharge of feed from the mixer, this latest machine helps increase feeding efficiency and reduce costs.

The new Siloking SelfLine 4.0 System 300+ is part of the German company’s ‘best of five’ production strategy and is one of the largest machines in the portfolio. Its product range includes trailed, self-propelled and electrically driven feed mixers from 5-32m³ for livestock farms and stationary mixing systems operating in over 50 countries around the world.

This new machine completes the portfolio between the Compact and Premium models with three-point chassis from 13m³ to 22m³ on the one hand, and two high-end models System 500+ and 1000+ from 19m³ to 32m³ on the other hand.

Siloking's product manager, Dr Philipp Twickler, said the Siloking SelfLine 4.0 System 300+ was 'a powerful feed mixer with a large mixing volume for on-farm use and special requirements to feed quickly and efficiently.'

Based on the concept of the already successful System 500+ model, the company says its focus here is on reliability and maximum resilience. The robust chassis together with a high mixing capacity, even with particularly heavy rations, ensures long service life and high economic efficiency.

The air-suspended chassis has four-wheel steering and large tyres offers not only driving comfort at up to 25km/h, but also great ground clearance with the best traction.

The diverse discharge options also enable individual feed delivery into high troughs. The combination of the high-torque 218hp Volvo engine, with its well-proven 1000-hour maintenance interval, low diesel consumption and perfect co-ordination with the hydraulic services, helps to reduce operating costs.

In the cab, the driver is supported in comfort and precision by the increased use of assistance systems. The automatic switch-off of the mixing unit when reaching the end of the settable subsequent mixing time and the mixing augers’ switching off when the amount of feed has been delivered for each group of animals are just two examples.

These setting options, together with the free Siloking Data, a combination of programmable weighing system and feeding management software, represent the state of the art in digitised feeding and feeding management, said Dr Twickler.

The optional Siloking Telematics set-up means that machine data is constantly and promptly transmitted to the farm manager via remote transmission on an app. This means that optimisation potential can be identified and put in place from an early stage.