National Farm Machinery Show: New Tools for Livestock Operations

Move material, handle feed and manage waste resources more efficiently with these new products.

Livestock producers have material to move, feed to process and other factors they're dealing with every day. New products from the big shows can make those jobs easier.

Turning wastes to a resource

The V-Force spreader line gets a new model - the 7500 - can handle a wide range of materials from manure to litter to sludge products. The rear-discharge machine is available in both a trailer rig or truck-mounted design. The design features 22-inch tilted expellers for a wider, more even pattern. The spread pattern will vary from 18- to 25-feet wide depending on the material density of the product distributed. Suggested list price for the trailer model is $28,000. For more information, contact Meyer Mfg. Corp., Dorchester, Wis., (800) 325-9103, or visit

New auger-mixer line

Sioux Automation Center has launched the new 4000 Series Feed Mixer line including four auger mixers with a range of capacities from 337 bushels to 723 bushels. The four-auger design allows complete mixing of material and machines are available in 420 to 900 cubic foot sizes. The machines are available either truck or trailer mounted and can be used for dairy or beef operations. Suggested list price for the 4400 model trailer mounted with 420 cubic foot capacity is $28,500. For more information, contact Sioux Automation Center, Sioux Center, Iowa, (866) 722-1488, or visit

Taking on coproduct feeds

Roto-mix is now offering a new staggered rotor option for four mixer models that is designed to handle dried distillers grains with solubles in the feed ration. The GeneRation II staggered rotor mixers are available for 524-, 620-, 720- and 920-cubic foot machines. The new rotors are designed to offer a better mix with less fuel and wear, and feature a heavy duty drive package on some models to boost load capacity. For more information, contact Roto-Mix LLC, Dodge City, Kan., (620) 225-1142 or visit

Loaders with a curve

Koyker Manufacturing is offering a new curved loader series called Revolution. The first model of the line was on display at Louisville in February, and more models will be launched later this year. Designed for compact tractors the loaders feature clean lines and offer a coordinated look for new-model equipment. Pricing was not yet available. New machines start shipping in May. For more information, contact Koyker, Lennox, S.D., (800) 456-1107, or visit

High capacity loaders

The new Pro series loaders from Koyker are designed to fit a wide range of larger-frame tractors. The loaders have a soft-ride feature using a nitrogen accumulator. The loaders also feature a greaseless design, to significantly reduce maintenance and they feature mechanical self-leveling. All Pro models also feature increased rollback angle and higher force. For, example, the 2585 (first in the new line) has a rollback force at 59 inches of 10,834 pounds - the equivalent of two round bales. Loaders start shipping in May. For more information, contact Koyker, Lennox, S.D., (800) 456-1107, or visit

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