KEENAN MechFiber 270
The MechFiber 270 six paddle mixer is ideal for the medium sized operator. It can feed over 854mm (33.5″) feed barriers and can be easily adapted for rear feed out in narrower feed passages. Designed with the animals’ specific nutritional needs in mind, the MechFiber 270’s gentle paddle mixing action produces a consistent ration while maintaining the all-important MechFiber structure.
*Due to the limited size of the mixing chamber, it is not recommended to fit the BaleBlend to the MechFiber 270. Machines can be built to individual order and dimensions customised for a variety of farm set-ups. A rear feed-out can be fitted to the MechFiber 270.
The angled castellated paddles sweep along the mixing chamber floor and through the belly knives at just 7-8 rpm lifting the material to the top before it falls, creating a gentle, non-destructive tumbling action. This guarantees thorough end-to-end mixing of all ingredients, with the correct ration structure, promoting high intakes and performance.
Ease of Maintenance
The MechFiber 270 is specifically designed to be easily maintained on-farm. This ensures that the machine can work hard day in, day out. There are just two chains in the entire machine and both have load capacities far higher than technically required. This simple, functional drive train design means there is no complicated gearbox to go wrong. Bearings, six in all, are mounted externally so they can easily be serviced.
Variable Feed Control and Feed-Out Height
For feed-out, the variable feed control (VFC) or guillotine door opens downward. The paddles push the mixed ration onto the full-length auger resulting in consistent and even feed-out. The VFC door allows you to adjust the rate of discharge. It can be closed during feed-out allowing for the addition of extra feed ingredients to simplify feeding.
An automatic oiling system can be fitted and is operated by the hydraulic rams opening and closing the guillotine door. This delivers ‘pulses’ of oil to the drive chains, lubricating them to the optimum levels for safety and improved chain life.