CVX on Diet Feeder

Fragonard

Member
Any tips for driving intermittently along feed barrier with CVX, and trying to rev it up, without it accelerating its ground speed?
 

KB6930

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Location
Borders
I get what you're trying to do I do it with my JD but it's just a case of giving it more revs with the foot throttle but I suspect your cvx you'll use your pedal for speed / stopping and starting and have to play with hand throttle for more revs
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
I'm confused, surely with any CVT machine you set the PTO in gear, use the hand throttle to get the PTO to the right speed and then use the pedal to move as required?
Diet feeder is a funny 1 you sometimes need to spin it faster to empty it depending on what you've got in it . But yes for most things you'll not be far off
 
Diet feeder is a funny 1 you sometimes need to spin it faster to empty it depending on what you've got in it . But yes for most things you'll not be far off

I confess I have never used a diet feeder on a CVT tractor, but I have used a CVT tractor before. Once the PTO speed is dialled in (not even a true hand throttle these days, you just dial up the computer to tell it what you want) you just push the stick forward/back or use the pedal. It's poetry.
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
I confess I have never used a diet feeder on a CVT tractor, but I have used a CVT tractor before. Once the PTO speed is dialled in (not even a true hand throttle these days, you just dial up the computer to tell it what you want) you just push the stick forward/back or use the pedal. It's poetry.
Yeah but diet feeder is one of them things if you're romping down a 200 ft shed chucking out a whole load you can do that.
But if you're feeding small batches or wanting 20kgs to a single pen on the way past you play with pto speed a lot !!
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Diet feeder is a funny 1 you sometimes need to spin it faster to empty it depending on what you've got in it . But yes for most things you'll not be far off
For MF DynaVT cvt tractors, set two engine speed memories and the hand/foot throttle controls to alter forward speed only and with a maximum forward speed set just above the anticipated maximum required speed. This gives the widest range of movement and finest adjustment of forward speed. The engine speed memories can be set for around 1400 rpm for normal emptying and 2000 rpm for that final two hundred kilos or so at the end that is so slow to exit the machine. This is using ‘forager mode’ or whatever its called these days.
 

mf7480

Member
Mixed Farmer
For MF DynaVT cvt tractors, set two engine speed memories and the hand/foot throttle controls to alter forward speed only and with a maximum forward speed set just above the anticipated maximum required speed. This gives the widest range of movement and finest adjustment of forward speed. The engine speed memories can be set for around 1400 rpm for normal emptying and 2000 rpm for that final two hundred kilos or so at the end that is so slow to exit the machine. This is using ‘forager mode’ or whatever its called these days.

Or whatever it’s called this last 18 years 😆
 

Fragonard

Member
I confess I have never used a diet feeder on a CVT tractor, but I have used a CVT tractor before. Once the PTO speed is dialled in (not even a true hand throttle these days, you just dial up the computer to tell it what you want) you just push the stick forward/back or use the pedal. It's poetry.
Yes, but if you touch either clutch or brake pedal, to slow down a bit, forward movement stops.
 

Fragonard

Member
On my Jd and Fendt tractors the only time you need the clutch is to start the tractor. My preference with a diet feeder is to use the foot pedal to control speed but there is no reason you can’t use the joystick

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Yes, the clutch pedal really doesn't work well to control forward speed.
I'll try driving it today on the pedal or stick and see how we get on.
Thanks.
 

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