Post Equipment feed mixer maintenance in winter

Feed Wagons Winter Weather Prep

Feed Wagons Winter Weather Wise Preparation Test – Are You Ready?

Be prepared and winterize your farm equipment, particularly feed wagons and truck mount mixers. Livestock operators can get frustrated should equipment fail due to cold, ice and snow. Livestock rely on you to get fed in a timely manner. It is a big responsibility!

mixer wagons in cold weather

EQUIPMENT INSPECTION & ADJUSTMENTS IS IMPORTANT! Always read equipment manual BEFORE OPERATING the mixer, particularly the first time. Should you not know or have a manual, please call Post Equipment Corp service department supervisor, or equipment sales manager.

mixer wagons in cold weather

  • PTO: Grease In freezing weather. The PTO shaft requires extra grease to prevent freezing.
  • TIRES must be inflated to proper maximum pressure.
  • TRAILER HITCH: Inspect trailer hitch for proper location, alignment and tightness of attaching bolts. If the upper clevis bar becomes excessively worn the hitch assembly should be unbolted and turned over so the unworn hitch bar is on top, or replace as necessary. Frequently check the clevis attaching bolts for tightness, and that the clevis is secure. Worn or damaged bolts must be replaced.
  • We recommend wheel bolts must be kept properly torqued. Damage to rim may occur if wheel bolts are not checked frequently. Kuhn Knights for example:
    8-bolt rim: 170 ft lbs-Grade 8 Lug
    10-bolt rim: 300 ft lbs-Grade 8 Lug
  • Rain can accumulate in mixer if stored outside, always remove drain plugs on hopper ends to allow unit to drain completely and replace drain plugs before next use.
  • Snow can accumulate in a mixer if stored outside, always remove drain plugs on hopper ends to allow unit to drain completely and check hopper for snow or ice buildup before operating the unit. Thaw and remove any obstructions and replace drain plugs before using.

Read more winter weather tips for feed mixer wagons here. The Post Equipment Corp. store is well stocked with parts, a full repair shop, and an on-farm service truck to serve your needs. Post Equipment is a 24-7 service company, with various shipping options for fast service. Phone 712-476-4500 to keep your blood pressure down and your livestock content.

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Supreme International product Specs

Supreme International Product Specs

(Click the Supreme model name to toggle the standard equipment of each model)

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 300

  • Patented Freestanding Vertical Mixing Auger
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • Heavy-Duty Planetary Drive
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (4)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 5/8″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Left or Right Hand Side Door With Drop Chute
  • 3 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • Removable Hitch Jack
  • Ultra Wear Kickerplate
  • (2) 12.5L-15, 12 Ply Rated Highway Service Tires

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 400

  • Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Auger
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • Heavy-Duty Planetary Drive
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (4)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 5/8″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Left or Right Hand Side Door With Drop Chute
  • 3 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • 2 19x45x17 Floatation Implement Tires
  • Removable Hitch Jack
  • Ultra Wear Kickerplate

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 500

  • Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Auger
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drive
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (5)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Left or Right Hand Side Door With Drop Chute
  • 3 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • Solid truck axle with (4) 235x70x17.5 Truck Tires
  • Ultra Wear Kickerplate

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 600

  • Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Auger
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drive
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (5)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Left or Right Hand Side Door With Drop Chute
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 3 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • Solid truck axle with (4) 235x70x17.5 Truck Tires
  • Ultra Wear Kickerplate

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 500t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (8)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (2) 40×14.5×19 A/C Tires with 385×22.5 truck tire option

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 600t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (2) 40×14.5×19 A/C Tires

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 700t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (2) 40×14.5×19 A/C Tires with 385×22.5 truck tire option

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 800t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor
  • Viewing Platform
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (4) 19x45x17 Floatation Implement Tires w/t Walking Beam and Tandem Axle

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 900t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (4) 11R/22.5, 16 Ply Truck Tires with Budd Wheels and HD Axle

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 1000t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 1″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 10′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (4) 11R/22.5, 16 Ply Truck Tires with Budd Wheels and HD Axle

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 1200t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 1″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 10′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (4) 11R/22.5, 16 Ply Truck Tires with Budd Wheels and HD Axle

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 1400t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 1″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 10′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (8) 275/70R 22.5 Tires with Walking Beam and Tandem Axle

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Supreme International 1600t

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 or 1000 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • 1″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ AR200 Walls
  • 5/8″ AR200 Lower Auger Flighting
  • Front Center Door with 10′ Flat Conveyor
  • Ultra Wear Kicker Plates
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • 4 pt DG Stad 04 Plus Scale with Remote Port and 12 Recipe Programming Capability
  • 12 Volt Battery
  • (8) 275/70R 22.5 Tires with Walking Beam and Tandem Axle

Discharge Options

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor
  • Hydraulic Flip Up Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Compare these Supreme Mixers
Supreme
Model
Height w/10″ ext. Capacity w/10″ext. Augers
Model 300 pull type 108 in. 278 cuft. Single screw
Model 400 pull type 112 in. 378 cuft. Single screw
Model 500 pull type 115 in. 462 cuft. Single screw
Model 600 pull type 125 in. 537 cuft. Single screw
Model 500T pull type 109 in. 555 cuft. Twin screw
Model 600T pull type 115 in. 641 cuft. Twin screw
Model 700T pull type 123 in. 649 cuft. Twin screw
Model 800T pull type 116 in. 751 cuft. Twin screw
Model 900T pull type 127 in. 849 cuft. Twin screw
Model 1000T pull type 119 in. 906 cuft. Twin screw
Model 1200T pull type 131 in. 1072 cuft. Twin screw
Model 1400T pull type 152 in. 1312 cuft. Twin screw
Model 1600T pull type 152 in. 1480 cuft. Twin screw

 

Why is a Supreme the WORLDS BEST TMR?

Construction and durability:

  • Supreme uses AR200 Steel for the tub walls and lower auger flighting which gives you TWICE the life of normal carbon steel.
  • Supreme uses the largest available planetary drives in their TMR mixers. This guarantees the highest durability and reliability of your mixer
  • Every unit is equipped with a separate frame and undercarriage. This will guarantee a long and trouble free performance, no matter what the Terrain is where you are driving
  • Due to the high quality of workmanship all parts fit perfectly, are chemically washed, primed and painted with high gloss, high UV resistant DuPont paint. This paint was specially developed for Supreme.

Tub and Auger design:

  • The tub is designed with sloped walls so feed will slide easily from the top to the floor. Because of the slope there is enough space between the edge of the auger flighting and the tub wall which creates a fast moving volcanic action.
  • The auger has 4 patents, which gives it its superior and unsurpassed mixing performance. The 4 patents are a cut off section, a kicker plate, an up-turned top knife, and a cylindrical design.

Manufacturer’s Warranty – One year on complete mixer.

Special Offers and Financing – Post Equipment offers low, fixed-rate financing from Ag Direct.

Click Here to see all Supreme models for sale at Post Equipment

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Segue TMR Mixer Specifications

(Click the Segue model name to toggle the standard equipment of each model)

Standard Equipment
Segue 2310 Mixer

  • One Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Auger
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (1) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drive
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (5)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor Dual Discharge
  • AR200 Kicker Plate
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ M/S Walls
  • 5/8″ M/S Auger Flighting
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • Viewing Ladder
  • 3 pt DG Stad 02 Scale System
  • (4) 235 x 75 x 17.5 Truck Tires

Discharge Options:

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Segue 2520Mixer

  • One Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Auger
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (1) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drive
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (5)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor Dual Discharge
  • AR200 Kicker Plate
  • 3/4″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ M/S Walls
  • 5/8″ M/S Auger Flighting
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • Viewing Ladder
  • 3 pt DG Stad 02 Scale System
  • (4) 235 x 75 x 17.5 Truck Tires

Discharge Options:

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Segue 3570Mixer

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (8)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor Dual Discharge
  • AR200 Auger Kicker Plates
  • 5/8″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ M/S Walls
  • 5/8″ M/S Auger Flighting
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • Viewing Ladder
  • 4 pt DG Stad 02 Scale System
  • (2) 40×14.5×19 A/C Tires

Discharge Options:

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Segue 3820Mixer

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor Dual Discharge
  • AR200 Auger Kicker Plates
  • 5/8″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ M/S Walls
  • 5/8″ M/S Auger Flighting
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • Viewing Ladder
  • 4 pt DG Stad 02 Scale System
  • (2) 40×14.5×19 A/C Tires

Discharge Options:

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Standard Equipment
Segue 3840Mixer

  • Two Patented Freestanding Vertical Cutting Augers
  • Manual Restrictor Plates
  • (2) Heavy-Duty, Two-Stage Planetary Drives
  • Replaceable Forage Cutting Blades (10)
  • 540 rpm PTO
  • Heavy-Duty Tubular Steel Frame
  • Front Center Door with 8′ Flat Conveyor Dual Discharge
  • AR200 Auger Kicker Plates
  • 5/8″ M/S Floor
  • 1/4″ M/S Walls
  • 5/8″ M/S Auger Flighting
  • Removable Heavy Duty Hitch Jack
  • Viewing Ladder
  • 4 pt DG Stad 02 Scale System
  • (2) 40×14.5×19 A/C Tires

Discharge Options:

  • Corner Doors
  • Dogleg Conveyor
  • Flat Conveyor

Optional Feedlot Auger Available

Compare these Segue Mixers
Segue
Model
Height w/10″ ext. Capacity w/10″ext. Augers
Model 2310 115 in. 462 cuft. Single screw
Model 2520 125 in. 537 cuft. Single screw
Model 3570 109 in. 555 cuft. Twin screw
Model 3820 115 in. 641 cuft. Twin screw
Model 3840 123 in. 649 cuft. Twin screw

 

Segue vs. Supreme Mixer:

  • Same tub design as a Supreme mixer
  • Same auger design as a Supreme mixer
  • Same planetary as a Supreme mixer
  • Same conveyor as a Supreme mixer
  • The tub and auger on the Segue are mild steel instead of AR200 steel
  • Fewer options on a Segue than on a Supreme
  • Ideal price point for small to mid-sized operations

 

Manufacturer’s Warranty – One year on complete mixer.

Special Offers and Financing – Post Equipment offers low, fixed-rate financing from Ag Direct.

Click Here to See all Segue models for sale at Post Equipment

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Penta TMR Specs

Penta TMR Specs(Click the model# to view full specifications in .pdf view)
Penta Model # Capacity Loading Height (top of 9″ rubber) Augers
Penta 2020 SD 250 cuft. 91″ Single screw
Penta 3020 SD 370 cuft. 99″ Single screw
Penta 4020 SD 470 cuft. 102″ Single screw
Penta 5020 SD 570 cuft. 108″ Single screw
Penta 6020 SD 700 cuft. 101″ Twin screw
Penta 7520 SD 840 cuft. 105″ Twin screw
Penta 1000-20 SD 1120 cuft. 116″ Twin screw
Penta 4120 HD 480 cuft. 102″ Single screw
Penta 5620 HD 630 cuft. 114″ Single screw
Penta 6720 HD 750 cuft. 103″ Twin screw
Penta 8020 HD 900 cuft. 101″ Twin screw
Penta 1120 HD 1300 cuft. 116″ Twin screw
Penta 1420 HD 1600 cuft. 145″ Twin screw
Penta 1720 HD 1850 cuft. 119″ Triple screw
Option: 16” rubber extension adds 70 cuft per screw.

Click here to see our Penta vertical TMR prices!

Call Post Equipment at (712)476-4500 or (712)470-1065 (cell).

Visit the Penta TMR website at www.pentatmr.com.

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Quick Guide to Mixer Wagon Maintenance

Post Equipment has been buying, rebuilding, selling, and maintaining mixer wagons for a number of years. Here is a quick guide on how to maintain your farm equipment based on what we have seen in the field. The following notes are organized by vertical mixer wagons, reel feed wagons, and auger discharges. Call our knowledgable sales department for information you may need regarding your current or next feed mixer wagon.

Vertical Mixer Owner Notes

  • It takes at least a 450 cubic foot mixer to grind up a 5 x 6 bale of hay
  • It takes around 8 minutes to process a bale of alfalfa – longer for grass hay, cornstalks are similar to alfalfa
  • A single screw vertical mixer will unload faster than a twin screw because you have to wait for the feed to get from the back of the mixer to the front

VERTICAL MIXER MAINTENANCE:

Plow blade

  • The plow blade is the piece of metal on the back of the screw. On the new
    Pentas it is bolted on and it is welded on in most other wagons
  • Make sure the plow blade is not wore and is a ¼ “ from the side wall
  • Even though the plow blade looks like a small piece of metal (it is not along
    for the ride so to speak) it is a very important piece of the puzzle for fast
    and proper mixing action
  • If you need help with determining how worn your plow blade is or what
    action you should take, call Post Equipment and let us help you determine it

Mixer Knives

  • Check to make sure your knives are not dull if you are cutting a lot of hay or
    roughage (especially dairy)
  • If you are not worried about your knives and do not do a lot of cutting, check to
    make sure your bolt heads are not worn to the point where your knives
    will fall off. We’ve had this happen before and it can cause major damage.
  • If you are wondering how far to let you knives go before you replace them
    depending on your application give us a call.

Discharge

  • Make sure you have proper chain tension on the conveyor chain (3?of slack)
    and the hyd. motor drive chain (normal roller chain tight)

Planetaries

  • Make sure you have no leaks
  • Make sure the oil level is at the proper intervals
  • If you haven’t changed your oil in 2000 hours you should change it
  • 2 speed oil every 1000 hrs.

Reel Mixer Owner Notes

  • Red frame knights are older than yellow frame knights
  • A 2 spider reel is newer than a 3 spiral reel
  • A 2 spider reel takes a high roughage ration better than a 3 spider reel

REEL MIXER MAINTENANCE:

  • Take a look in your wagon and make sure your reel bars are not thin (especially where the bolt and the reel spring is). We have seen reel bars get so thin, break off, and then get stuck and cause auger damage.
  • Check your gear box for proper chain tension and their aren’t any tensioner springs broken. This is a common problem when we trade wagons in.
  • Make sure your bearings (set screws) are nice and tight on the augers and shafts.

Auger Discharge Owner Notes

  • Make sure your drive chains are tight
  • Make sure your augers are not worn
  • Make sure your auger bushings are not worn badly
  • Make sure your orbit motor is not leaking

You can read more about feed wagon maintenance in a recent post by Bud. Call Post Equipment if you need your mixer wagon repaired or replaced. 712-476-4500.

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