Lely revealed its new and improved mixing and feeding Vector robot (MFR) on Thursday, September 6th.
The improvements are based on experiences acquired since the Lely Vector was introduced in 2012; collaboration with customers worldwide has also been key to these major developments.
The new system is now even more focused on improving animal health, according to Lely.
The reliability and service life has also been increased through upgrading to even more durable components.
Reliable and durable
The Lely Vector is more durable due to changing some of the materials used in key parts.
Stainless steel is used for the mixing bin and auger; and the bumper is now galvanised and completely re-designed to enhance safety and to reduce the risk of damage; these changes have increased the resistance of the Lely Vector to effects caused by feed and weather.
The machine has been designed to make maintenance easier and quicker in many aspects, with the drive and electrical components being much more accessible.
In addition, it is now easier for the farmer to carry out preventative work on the MFR.
There is a better distribution of the knives and the constant rotational speed of the auger which means that the ration is now consistently mixed and balanced.
A magnet has also been added to the MFR to remove metal particles from the feed.
More than 500 livestock farmers worldwide now feed their dairy and/or beef cattle with the automatic feeding system.
This not only saves them time, it means healthier cows and more insights into feed intake; feed costs and milk production, Lely added.
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