Saving 5 litres per day on fuel and excellent feed-out
Tom Farrow has a progressive livestock business, with 1,000 head of cattle and 360 suckler cows, with a number of different farms to feed and up to 4-5 loads per day at peak times. He invested in an Abbey VF2250, with front cross conveyor for added versatility.
“We have estimated we are saving on average 5 litres per day on fuel due to Abbeys unique auger design and auger flight profile. We have not broken a knife bolt due to the 3-bolt fixing on the Abbey, whereas the previous feeder had 2-bolts and we were always replacing them. Due to the amount of road work we have between farm’s the commercial axles helps with driver comfort and makes it very stable on the road and the extra lights make the machine stand out more, in winter months. We like the way the flow of the feed comes out due to the new angle plate in the feed-out door to improve feed-flow. The front cross conveyor is easy to service and is very versatile, which helps on our farm with some troughs being hard to reach. Overall the machine is very well built and is easy to maintain” remarks Tom.
Tom Farrow (Laurel’s Farm, Studdy, Alford, Lincoln, England)