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Features

SUPERIOR FEED MOVEMENT

Cone-Style Auger & Kicker Design

Cone-style augers provide superior feed movement for faster, more complete mixing and processing. The smooth, continuous auger flighting (1) creates a rolling feed action that improves mixing. The top cover of the auger has a steep angle to aid in bale movement when processing round bales and to prevent feed from sitting on top of the auger between mixes. The straight bolt-on kicker (2) provides a fast and even discharge. Each lead flight is equipped with a cast iron scraper (3) that pulls material away from the tub walls into the auger for a better overall mix. Both the kicker and scraper are bolt-on attachments, making replacement very easy to save you precious time.

Hardened Knives

Large, 15” or 20”, replaceable hay cutting knives are available to best handle the material to be processed. The knives have two positions to adjust the aggressiveness of the knife angle. Versatility of knife length, angle and position allow for an optimal setting with a wide variety of ration ingredients.

  • A: Knife set in for slicing and cutting
  • B: Knife set out for grabbing and tearing

 

Adjustable Hay Stops

The adjustable hay stops provide flexibility in processing to provide you with the cut length necessary to reach the optimal nutritional value you’re striving for. This adjustability makes hay processing more efficient and helps minimize overprocessing.

Large Discharge Doors

For unmatched feed flow, these mixers feature a large discharge door. The large openings also help ensure less binding in high hay rations, especially when discharging high-roughage rations. Upgrades to the door pivot linkage allow for smooth operation of the door.

LOW-PROFILE, HEAVY-DUTY DESIGN

Low-Profile Design

Easily loaded with a skidsteer, the low-profile design of the VSL remains a hallmark feature. Choose a VSL where low loading height or low clearance in entrances to buildings is desired.

Heavy-Duty Single-Axle Undercarriage

The single axle, dual-wheel design allows for ease of maneuverability, reduced ground pressure and overall stability. Both implement and truck tires are available.

Heavy-Duty Front, Side and Rear Doors

VSL 200 Series mixers feature heavily reinforced doors for tight closure and long service life. The hydraulically activated door linkage reduces the overall height of the mixer to allow clearance in barns with rafter/door limitations. It also allows for faster unloading as a result of a higher door opening height than would be possible with straight pulled doors.

Fully Welded Tub Design

The completely welded body provides superior strength and durability for long life without cracking at bolted joints. The heavy-duty, reinforced floor and body help ensure dependable service and long life.

DEPENDABLE DRIVE DESIGN

Simple, Dependable Drive

A planetary drive system provides simplicity for long life and heavy-duty use. The flooded top bearing eliminates the need for extra grease zerks. This proven and rugged drive system, coupled with an external oil reservoir, is virtually maintenance free, with the exception of scheduled gear lube changes.

Two-Speed Gearbox

A shiftable, 2-speed gearbox option allows for reduced input horsepower and auger speed for easier starting and mixing, even with smaller tractors. The gearbox can be shifted manually on the machine, or with an in-cab electric shift option for operator convenience.

Shear Bolt Overload Protection

The planetary gearbox is protected by a shear bolt from overload and torque spikes caused by obstructions.

Specifications

MODEL VSL 250 TRAILER (FRONT|SIDE)
Capacity 500 ft³ (14.2 m³)
Capacity with Extensions 550 ft³ (15.6 m³)
Maximum Net load 16,500 lbs (7,484 kg)
MIXER DIMENSIONS  
Overall Height 108'' (274 cm) | 105" (267 cm)
Overall Height - With Hay Retention Ring 113'' (287 cm) | 110" (279 cm)
Overall Height - 6" (15 cm) Belt Extension 114" (290 cm) | 111" (282 cm)
Overall Length 218'' (554 cm) | 198" (503 cm)
Mixing Chamber Length 159" (404 cm)
Overall Width - Mixer Only (No Discharge) 113'' (287 cm) | 117" (297 cm)
Tread Width 99" (252 cm)
MIXING SPECIFICATIONS  
Number of Augers 1
Auger RPM - Standard / High Speed 27/40
Auger RPM 40
PTO Drive 1,000 RPM
PTO Protection Shear-bolt
PTO Minimum Power Requirement 100 hp (75kW)
Knives per Auger (Standard / Maximum) 7-Jun
Auger Diameter 108" (274 cm)
Lower Auger Flighting Thickness 5/8" (1.6 cm)
Upper Auger Flighting Thickness 5/8" (1.6 cm)
TUB & TRAILER CONSTRUCTION  
Axle Configuration Inline Tandem Axle
Spindle Diameter 2 1/2'' (6.4 cm)
Unit Weight 10,200 lbs (4,627 kg) | 8,900 lbs (4,037 kg)
Tongue Weight - % Gross 10%
Weighing System 4-Point
Front Door Opening Size 42''x37'' (107x94 cm) | -
Side Door Opening Size -| 35''x36'' (89x91 cm)
Rear Door Opening Size 42''x37'' (107x94 cm) | -
Floor Thickness 5/8" (1.6 cm)
Sidewall Thickness 1/4" (0.6 cm)
Highway Light Kit Standard
DISCHARGE DIMENSIONS  
Slide Tray - Maximum Height - | 14'' (36 cm)
Side Chain & Slat Conveyor - 24"/36"/48"/60"/72" (61/91/122/152/183 cm) - Maximum Height - | 33''/40''/46''/53''/60'' (84/102/117/135/152 cm)
Side Chain & Slat Conveyor - 24"/36"/48"/60"/72" (61/91/122/152/183 cm) - Maximum Reach - | 40''/50''/60''/69''/79'' (102/127/152/175/201 cm)
Side Belt Conveyor - 36"/48"/72"/96" (91/122/183/244 cm) - Maximum Reach - | 49''/59''/79''/96'' (124/150/201/244 cm)
Side Belt Conveyor - 36"/48"/72"/96" (91/122/183/244 cm) - Maximum Height - | 41''/48''/62''/74'' (104/122/158/189 cm)
Front Incline Chain & Slat Conveyor - 36"/48" (91/122 cm) - Maximum Reach 29''/39'' (74/99 cm) | -
Front Incline Chain & Slat Conveyor - 36"/48" (91/122 cm) - Maximum Height 48''/55'' (122/140 cm) | -
Front Flat Chain & Slat Conveyor - Maximum Reach 10'' (25 cm) | -
Front Flat Chain & Slat Conveyor - Maximum Height 28'' (71 cm) | -