Latest updates to the BvL V-Mix Drive range of self-propelled mixer wagons includes the addition of a user-friendly creep speed and automatic mixing functions as standard.

These features aim to ensure even more convenience and precision, in addition to improved animal welfare, said the manufacturer, which argued that a consistantly uniform feed mixture, combined with maximum performance, is particularly important for animal health and productivity.

These new standard features makes it easy to achieve this goal in the feeding process. The new creep speed function enables the driver to set the maximum travel speed to suit current needs, allowing sensitive control of the accelerator pedal. Fine adjustment of the speed simplifies manoeuvering at the silage face.

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The well-proven profiled toothed roller then enables extremely gentle removal of the silage without disturbing the structure of the fodder.

After the diet-feeder hopper is filled, the automatic mixing system can be activated at the push of a button, with settings for the auger speed and mixing time. The result is a consistent feed mix every day.

When a set mixing time has elapsed, the augers automatically stop and the machine decreases the engine rpm to idle. Diesel consumption is therefore reduced as soon as the augers are switched off.

Additional tasks such as cleaning the feed table or pushing in feed can be carried out at the same time, since the operator does not have to stay in the cab.

The creep speed function can also be used when discharging for an even flow of the diet mix.