- Body Design
- Heavy Duty Chassis, Steering Axles and Road-Suspension
- Drive Line Access
- Increased Mixing Capacity
- Oil Bath
- Baleblend™ Big Bale Processing
The body design has been optimised to carry the curve of the body around closer to the top knife, to reduce, or remove the effect of a pinch point created after the top knife. This has been designed to reduce the peak power requirement and reduce the stress on the machine in operation.. A typical power unit would be a 115 HP tractor, resulting in a dramatic saving on overall fuel consumption compared with other mixers, despite the larger capacity.
Heavy Duty Chassis, Steering Axles and Road-Suspension
The Mech-fiber 380 comes fitted with tandem or for the utmost manoeuvrability, steering axles. The Mech-fiber 380 manoeuvres more like the smaller MF360. The heavy duty chassis is designed to give the driver improved weight transference and improved stability when travelling at road speeds.
Drive Line Access
The access to the oil bath drive line has been improved by the use of a sealed oil bath, with two full depth fibreglass doors. These allow for both ease of access and excellent access to the complete drive line in open operation.
Increased Mixing Capacity
The versatile capacity of the Mech-fiber 380 mixer is achieved with a longer body and by extending it down into the chassis and lowering the discharge auger to make a wider and deeper mixer. The number of body blades, their set up and location has been reviewed and optimised.
The three-chain drive system operates in an oil bath keeping all chains lubricated to their optimum levels for safety and longevity. The oil is constantly fed to the chains through a series of strategically placed channels and recycled back to the oil bath. This further improves the dissipation of heat and increases the working life of the chains.
Baleblend™ Big Bale Processing
The Mech-fiber™ 380 can be supplied with the latest Baleblend™ bale chopping technology. Big round or square bales of forage placed directly on the ma-chine’s top cradle are chopped and incorporated into the ration in a matter of minutes.