THE REEL ADVANTAGE
Superior Feed Movement
The reel thoroughly mixes rations gently without causing excessive damage to the feed ingredients, preserving precious nutritional value for your herd. The large reel gently lifts material up into the side augers for excellent side-to-side movement. The upper auger moves material rearward, while the lower auger moves material forward for end-to-end mixing. This helps feed continually charge the door during discharge.
Low Fuel Consumption
Quality performance, with the lowest possible input costs is the goal of every operation. The fast, gentle mixing of KUHN Knight reel mixers helps maximize efficiency and minimize expense. The reel and auger design eliminates much of the force and pressure seen with other mixer types, resulting in low horsepower requirements and, correspondingly, less fuel consumption for economical operation.
Consistent Mixing and Discharge
KUHN Knight reel mixers provide a consistent mix, even with small batches, for a balanced ration from beginning to end. Their quick, even discharge with a more complete cleanout helps save time and maximizes efficiency.
With a high discharge point, these mixers allow for the use of a simple slide tray in most feeding situations. The long tray makes it easy to feed deeper into most bunks while preventing feed loss from the wind. This dependable, low-cost option also results in less maintenance.
RUGGED, DEPENDABLE DESIGN
The Unique Helix® Reel
The Helix reel has a robust build and has been thoroughly tested to withstand the most challenging conditions. The design of the reel crossbars evens the pressure across the length of the reel for smoother operation. It also engages with the feed more smoothly.
The open-center design eliminates obstructions in the reel and provides superior feed movement and unparalleled mixing action. The benefits are unmistakable, with faster, more consistent mixing, improved load leveling, optimized mixer space utilization and fewer dead spots for the ultimate in ration quality.
A mix bar runs diagonally across the center of the reel to help ensure consistent feed movement throughout the entire mixing chamber. The reel crossbars keep feed moving efficiently around the outside of the chamber. The secondary mechanical mixing action from the mix bar provides a fast and thorough mix even in wet, heavy rations with large amounts of distillers grains.
The reliable heavy-duty roller chain drive runs in oil and has spring tensioned poly idlers for long life. A single-handled latch provides easy access to the oil bath and secure closure to protect the drive system. An improved lip seal keeps oil in, and dirt and debris out to help minimize wear on drive components. Splined drive shafts allow a strong, reliable torque transfer and provide easier sprocket alignment and maintenance.
The heavy-duty drive, standard on RC 270 and RC 295 models, provides heavier chains throughout and a larger diameter countershaft and bearings for added strength and extended life in the toughest mixing conditions and heaviest use cycles. Optional on RC 250 and 260 models.
Straight-single and walking-tandem bogie axle options are available for trailer models, providing flexibility for varied terrain. Both feature heavy-duty spindles and hubs for maximum durability and long life.
Reinforced Discharge Door and Linkage
The discharge door and linkage have been reinforced to provide reliable service and long life. The slide tray linkage has also been relocated and improved. This change provides increased adjustability to adapt to different feeding situations and eliminates the possibility of the tray extending over center when opened.
TAILOR YOUR MACHINE
Auger Options to Meet Your Ration’s Needs
The grain-auger option provides gentle handling of more delicate feeds like flaked corn to maintain ration quality and prevent fines.
The roughage-auger option features notched, sectional flighting with welded-in, self-sharpening, hardened knives for better hay handling.
With the optional Roughage Maxx® system, scalloped knives are added to the lower augers to maximize hay processing. . The knives provide a more consistent particle length and more even blending. The result is a more uniform and palatable ration with reduced sorting for improved feed efficiency.
Multiple Discharge Options
To best suit your feeding needs, you can choose from a slide tray, chain and slat conveyor, 3-auger discharge or a 4-auger discharge to be equipped on your RC 200 Series mixer.
The high discharge point of the Reel mixers allows use of the simple, dependable, low-cost slide tray in most applications. It has simple hydraulic controls and the long discharge tray reaches deeper into bunks to prevent feed loss from the wind. Magnets are standard on slide tray.
Chain and Slat Conveyor
Rugged chain and slat conveyor options provide the ultimate in durability and long life. Heavy-duty components ensure reliable service and multiple conveyor length options offer unmatched flexibility to match different feeding situations. Available on all models except RC 295.
The 3-auger discharge allows adjustment for feeding into higher bunks. It has a simple, hydraulic drive that provides smooth, even discharge. Long lasting, poly chute liners help prevent rust and limit wear. The 3-auger discharge comes standard with fixed tip-off and built-in magnets.
Center-rotating augers bring the feed to the center of the discharge to increase overall capacity and provide a smooth, even discharge for all ration types. The 4-auger discharge comes standard with power tip-off and built-in magnets. RC 250, 260 & 270 models only.
The discharge augers are simple to remove for easy service. Long-lasting, replaceable polyethylene chute liners prevent rust and limit wear.
As with the main auger drive, the discharge auger shafts are splined for a more positive power transfer and longer service life. The simplified drive design, featuring only two chains and a remote grease bank, results in in easy service and maintenance.
Trailer, Truck & Stationary Models
To suit your operation’s needs, KUHN Knight RC 200 Series mixers are available in trailer, truck-mounted or stationary configurations.
Trailer models are the most popular configuration as they are the most economical and versatile. Being detachable allows the tractor to be used elsewhere on the farm when not in use for feeding.
Truck-mounted models are a suitable option for those that have to feed cows at several different locations, with large travel distances. This option allows a feeder to quickly get from the mixing location to the feed bunk and back again.
Whether mixing wood chips or a ration for your livestock, KUHN Knight RC 200 Series stationary mixers are ideal for maximizing feeding efficiency and mixer throughput on any operation. Stationary mixers are perfect for producers with centralized feed storage and multiple mixers running throughout the day. By incorporating centralized mixing, one loader operator is often able to keep multiple mixers constantly running, greatly increasing mixing capacity and reducing labor. Also, with the addition of delivery boxes, the mixers do not experience the downtime from driving location to location, and in turn do not receive the additional stress which can be seen from constant travel.