Truck mounted feeder??

Cmoran

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Galway Ireland
Maybe a stupid question but we are looking into getting a diet feeder and was wondering has anyone mounted one on a truck chassis as a cheap power plant? My sheds are only suited to rear discharge and I’ve 12feet in height to work with. I’ve been told that tub feeder is best for bales silage and hopefully buy in beet aswell
 

sahara

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Arable Farmer
Location
Somerset
Way back in the 1990's Reading University at their CEDAR research farm had a Keenan feeder unit mounted on a Milk Float chassis. I remember seeing on a couple of visits, so you are not crazy.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Just found the photo

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mo!

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Mixed Farmer
Location
York
We will only be feeding 200 cattle at most on home farm so wouldn’t need it to big
It's a lot of effort to make something that specialised for a small number of cattle. I'd much rather have the flexibility of being able to swap another tractor on in a pinch. We've had breakdowns but never miss a mix, not so easy on a self propelled.
 

Cmoran

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Galway Ireland
It's a lot of effort to make something that specialised for a small number of cattle. I'd much rather have the flexibility of being able to swap another tractor on in a pinch. We've had breakdowns but never miss a mix, not so easy on a self propelled.
I know what you mean but my thinking is trucks can be bought cheaply and parts are way easier on the pocket and I’m hoping to feed bull beef so they will be housed late July and my 4 tractors will still be busy at hire work until late October and again from January so I’d have to buy another tractor for feeder
 

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