Triolet twin tubs etc

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
OK this has probably been covered but looking to upsize our mixer to twin so we can feed once a day instead of both milkings. Been quoted 8 cow per cube but heads spinning a bit. Would appreciate peoples average loads for a 14 and 16 cube. Tia
 

Ducati899

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north dorset
how many cows you feeding? 140 here fed with a 15 cube single screw shelbourne in one load with 80hp up front..maize wholecrop clamp silage and baled silage just shy of 6 tonne
 

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Well it's up to 120, grass silage, blend, molasses and mins. Probably be adding a big bale of silage this winter. Got a ancient 9 cube triolet the now bought second hand and it's done me proud plus like the tech on them so want to stick with.
 
We've a twin 18 cube triolet with bogie axle, be 2 year old now and feeds 125 at one farm and 100 at the other. Far more stable on the road than the previous 16 cube single axle which lasted us 9 years till it was worn out. Went for the extra capacity so we weren't on the road with a fully loaded feeder and when the herd expands it'll cope with it. It also chops straw and round bale silage for a dry cow mix no problem. A great feeder.
 

coomoo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
We've a twin 18 cube triolet with bogie axle, be 2 year old now and feeds 125 at one farm and 100 at the other. Far more stable on the road than the previous 16 cube single axle which lasted us 9 years till it was worn out. Went for the extra capacity so we weren't on the road with a fully loaded feeder and when the herd expands it'll cope with it. It also chops straw and round bale silage for a dry cow mix no problem. A great feeder.
Yeah the dry cow ration with big bale silage and straws a big thing here. Do you have a twin speed gearbox, thinking ill get away with a single speed? What weight of mixing do you get in?
 
Got a single speed box on ours with 125 hp on front, only time you need to watch when starting it up is if you've went to the other farm with over 7ton of wetter silage in it. Dry cow mix is usually between 3-4 ton which also has chopped silage and some whole crop in it, it is quite full till it gets it chopped up tho that is a whole bale of straw in it.
 

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Yeah the dry cow ration with big bale silage and straws a big thing here. Do you have a twin speed gearbox, thinking ill get away with a single speed? What weight of mixing do you get in?

I would definitely recommend a 2 speed box if going for 18 cube or over. Burnt out pto clutch packs on our 6480 from starting ours.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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