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Irish diet feeder specialist Keenan has launched a new range of vertical twin- and triple-auger feeder wagons to complement its popular rotating paddle-based MechFiber machines.

The 18t capacity VA2-18 model was unveiled at the recent Danish Agromek machinery fair and represents the first fruits from Keenan’s new collaboration with Italian manufacturer Storti.

Keenan has a tradition of using a paddle-mixed diet feeder system, but after teaming up with Storti claims to have found the best vertical auger machine in the market to expand its offering.

The firm said it had successfully enhanced the output from this machine with the addition of its InTouch precision feeding system.

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Matt Higgins, commercial director of Keenan, told delegates at the Agromek launch that the nutritional output produced by the new vertical auger had been greatly optimised thanks to implementing its unique algorithms for the exact mixing order, speed and rotations.

“We are confident the Keenan vertical offering is the best the market has seen, both in terms of build quality and production benefits to the farmer,” he said.

The new vertical models will continue to uphold the Keenan values of machine reliability as well as low power and maintenance requirements.

Engineered to optimise the use of space, the Keenan VA2 and VA3 machines allow materials to be rapidly and efficiently mixed into the overall total mixed ration.

Both machines are mounted on a custom-built chassis.

Keenan VA2/3 features as standard

  • Heavy-duty augers with long-lasting, tungsten-coated blades
  • Front and rear discharge doors with trays for dual feed out
  • Two additional blades located at the top of each auger for faster processing of bales
  • Keenan InTouch technology
  • Sprint paddles for speed and consistency of feed out
  • Two-speed gearbox with mechanical cable adjustment to switch between gearbox speeds
  • Hay ring

The smallest machine in the VA Range is the twin auger 18cu m unit which has a list price of £37,793 and the largest is the treble auger 44cu m that costs £97,218.