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KEENAN MechFiber320

Wagon height (mm) : 2805mm Wagon width (mm) : 2541mm Wagon length (mm) : 6250mm Payload (kg) : 3800kg Mix capacity (m3) : 14m3 Horse power : 80 Milking cows per load : 55-85 Beef finishers per load : 110-170 Discharge to : Passage, Trough Machine type : Paddle Wagon suitable for : Small Farm

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KEENAN MechFiber320

The KEENAN MechFiber320 provides a mix capacity of 14 cubic metre and is one of the most popular diet feeder in the KEENAN model range. With a low horsepower requirement, and a high level of versatility, including the option to fit a BaleBlend system, this model is the perfect choice for medium sized farmers who need a reliable diet feeder that will deliver day in day out. One of the main advantages of the MF320 is its ability to feed into high troughs, 1,181mm (46.5’’) without any additional modifications. 

With Every Enquiry 
* Receive a complementary review from the Intouch and KEENAN technical advisors. 

With Every Purchase
* 1 free service.
* 1 year free subscription to  the InTouch feed management technology.
* 2 free visits from your regional InTouch feeding specialist.

* Finance Options available including "Buy now, pay 6 months from Delivery"

Key Features

  • Mixing chamber containing 6-paddle   reel    with    fixed    mounted knives at the bottom
  • The paddles gently lift and tumble the added materials across the blades ensuring feedstuff is cut to an optimal length without destroying the quality of the fibre.   This is to create a mix with the correct chop length and structure for optimum rumen health
  • The two chambers are separated by an exit door which opens when the feed is mixed and ready to be fed out through the discharge chamber
  • The auger is housed in the discharge chamber to evenly dispense feed to the animals. Traditional diet feeders house the auger inside the mixing chamber, which can lead to physical damage to the feed, compromising the mix quality
  • InTouch Controller is connected via the internet to our InTouch monitoring software. This records and communicates ingredient weights, diets, rotations, mixing speed and mixing accuracy. Our advisors monitor this information daily to safeguard against problems on-farm

Optional Extras 

KEENAN machines are built to order, allowing for customisation of each machine to suit the individual needs and a variety of farm set-ups.

  • Bale handler:  An optional extra for those who use a large proportion of baled forage in their farming operation. Bale handler ensures a fast, even and consistent intake of round and square bales of all forage types.
  • Emptying: The emptying of the KEENAN machine can be adapted to suit various feeding systems. This means that the feed out can be placed either to the front or to the rear of the machine. Double output to the rear of the machine is also possible if desired. 
  • Heavy duty knives
  • Rear feed out
  • Elevator tray
  • Conveyors: Choose between different conveyors, either fixed or mobile, and with various lengths. The conveyors are also suitable for use with belt feeder systems.
  • Liner: Some customers opt to add either a hardened steel or plastic liner in the mixing chamber of the KEENAN. This liner gives the body of the machine a longer life.
  • Magnets: Different options for the feed out tray are available - in particular, the tray can be provided with or without industrial-strength magnets.
  • Axles/wheels: KEENAN machines can be supplied with either single or twin axles. Axles can be spring mounted to absorb load impact. Wheel options can be varied subject to driving terrain and axle type.
KEENAN MechFiber320

Specification for KEENAN MechFiber320

2805mm 2541mm 6250mm 3800kg 14m3 80 55-85 110-170 Passage Trough Paddle Small Farm
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Question: I have a dead end feed passage how can I feed out? Answer:

We have the ability to customise each machine with a variety of feed out options. We can fit a rear feed out conveyor which has the ability to feed out on two sides simultaneously at the rear of the machine. We have solutions for each application.

Question: Where are Keenan machines made? Answer:

Every KEENAN machine around the world is made in our purpose built factory in Borris, County Carlow, Ireland

Question: What is feed conversion efficiency? Answer:

Feed efficiency is a very simple concept. It measures how well cows actually use the ration, and it is expressed as the litres produced per kg dry matter intake.

 

Compare a cow to a car. To assess how efficiently a car performs, the best measure is the miles per litre. More efficient cars go further per litre.

 

The same is true for cows. Instead of miles think litres, and instead of fuel, think feed. In the same way that a more efficient car will do more miles per litre, so a more efficient cow will produce more milk per unit of feed input.

 

With feed efficiency, what we are interested in measuring is the litres of milk produced per kgDMI, as a measure of how well the cow is using the ration and how economically they are performing. The principles apply equally when cows are housed and when they are grazing.

Question: How do you calculate feed conversion efficiency? Answer:

The beauty is that Feed Efficiency is a very easy figure to calculate as long as you know how many litres you are producing per day and how many kgDM are being fed, and these figures should be readily available. For example if the average yield per cow (Litres/cow/day) is 27 and the total dry matter fed (Kg/cow/day) is 20.25 then the feed efficiency (kg milk per kg DM) is 1.33

Question: Do you only sell new feeders? Answer:

We pride ourselves on our precision built diet feeders, made in our factory in Borris, Carlow by our skilled welders and fabricators. As well as new machines, we have a small range of Approved Used diet feeders available.

Question: Why choose a KEENAN machine? Answer:

A KEENAN diet feeder gives the optimal physical mix in an accurate and consistent manner every day. The KEENAN controller gives the farmer an unprecedented degree of control over a ration’s formulation, its ingredients and its mixing. The KEENAN Controller provides users with guidance on the order of loading and mixing, and the number of paddle revolutions required to get the optimal physical mix.

Question: Does the physical mix matter? Answer:

For ruminant animals, inconsistent and under or over mixing can impact negatively on milk yields and herd health. Under mixed and there will be sorting at the feed fence and a poor mix of long and short feed particles in the rumen. This will result in poor utilisation of the more nutritionally valuable components of the ration.

 

Over mixing of the ration results in small particles and fibres which promotes the rapid production of acids which can lead to a steep fall in rumen pH and a resulting acidosis. In both situations the rumen is not performing at its optimum and as a result milk yields will fall, feed will not be digested as well and cow health is at risk.

 

The KEENAN mixer wagon with the KEENAN Controller produces accurately mixed rations time after time, day after day, year after year.  It intelligently removes the risk of ration variability.

Question: Do you have service engineers or breakdown cover? Answer:

Whilst our machines are highly reliable we do pride ourselves on having 24/7 breakdown cover from our team of field service engineers located across the country. We aim to ensure a KEENAN customer never misses a feed!

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  • Description

    The KEENAN MechFiber320 provides a mix capacity of 14 cubic metre and is one of the most popular diet feeder in the KEENAN model range. With a low horsepower requirement, and a high level of versatility, including the option to fit a BaleBlend system, this model is the perfect choice for medium sized farmers who need a reliable diet feeder that will deliver day in day out. One of the main advantages of the MF320 is its ability to feed into high troughs, 1,181mm (46.5’’) without any additional modifications. 

    With Every Enquiry 
    * Receive a complementary review from the Intouch and KEENAN technical advisors. 

    With Every Purchase
    * 1 free service.
    * 1 year free subscription to  the InTouch feed management technology.
    * 2 free visits from your regional InTouch feeding specialist.

    * Finance Options available including "Buy now, pay 6 months from Delivery"

    Key Features

    • Mixing chamber containing 6-paddle   reel    with    fixed    mounted knives at the bottom
    • The paddles gently lift and tumble the added materials across the blades ensuring feedstuff is cut to an optimal length without destroying the quality of the fibre.   This is to create a mix with the correct chop length and structure for optimum rumen health
    • The two chambers are separated by an exit door which opens when the feed is mixed and ready to be fed out through the discharge chamber
    • The auger is housed in the discharge chamber to evenly dispense feed to the animals. Traditional diet feeders house the auger inside the mixing chamber, which can lead to physical damage to the feed, compromising the mix quality
    • InTouch Controller is connected via the internet to our InTouch monitoring software. This records and communicates ingredient weights, diets, rotations, mixing speed and mixing accuracy. Our advisors monitor this information daily to safeguard against problems on-farm

    Optional Extras 

    KEENAN machines are built to order, allowing for customisation of each machine to suit the individual needs and a variety of farm set-ups.

    • Bale handler:  An optional extra for those who use a large proportion of baled forage in their farming operation. Bale handler ensures a fast, even and consistent intake of round and square bales of all forage types.
    • Emptying: The emptying of the KEENAN machine can be adapted to suit various feeding systems. This means that the feed out can be placed either to the front or to the rear of the machine. Double output to the rear of the machine is also possible if desired. 
    • Heavy duty knives
    • Rear feed out
    • Elevator tray
    • Conveyors: Choose between different conveyors, either fixed or mobile, and with various lengths. The conveyors are also suitable for use with belt feeder systems.
    • Liner: Some customers opt to add either a hardened steel or plastic liner in the mixing chamber of the KEENAN. This liner gives the body of the machine a longer life.
    • Magnets: Different options for the feed out tray are available - in particular, the tray can be provided with or without industrial-strength magnets.
    • Axles/wheels: KEENAN machines can be supplied with either single or twin axles. Axles can be spring mounted to absorb load impact. Wheel options can be varied subject to driving terrain and axle type.
  • Specifications

    2805mm 2541mm 6250mm 3800kg 14m3 80 55-85 110-170 Passage Trough Paddle Small Farm
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  • Q&A's

    Question: I have a dead end feed passage how can I feed out? Answer:

    We have the ability to customise each machine with a variety of feed out options. We can fit a rear feed out conveyor which has the ability to feed out on two sides simultaneously at the rear of the machine. We have solutions for each application.

    Question: Where are Keenan machines made? Answer:

    Every KEENAN machine around the world is made in our purpose built factory in Borris, County Carlow, Ireland

    Question: What is feed conversion efficiency? Answer:

    Feed efficiency is a very simple concept. It measures how well cows actually use the ration, and it is expressed as the litres produced per kg dry matter intake.

     

    Compare a cow to a car. To assess how efficiently a car performs, the best measure is the miles per litre. More efficient cars go further per litre.

     

    The same is true for cows. Instead of miles think litres, and instead of fuel, think feed. In the same way that a more efficient car will do more miles per litre, so a more efficient cow will produce more milk per unit of feed input.

     

    With feed efficiency, what we are interested in measuring is the litres of milk produced per kgDMI, as a measure of how well the cow is using the ration and how economically they are performing. The principles apply equally when cows are housed and when they are grazing.

    Question: How do you calculate feed conversion efficiency? Answer:

    The beauty is that Feed Efficiency is a very easy figure to calculate as long as you know how many litres you are producing per day and how many kgDM are being fed, and these figures should be readily available. For example if the average yield per cow (Litres/cow/day) is 27 and the total dry matter fed (Kg/cow/day) is 20.25 then the feed efficiency (kg milk per kg DM) is 1.33

    Question: Do you only sell new feeders? Answer:

    We pride ourselves on our precision built diet feeders, made in our factory in Borris, Carlow by our skilled welders and fabricators. As well as new machines, we have a small range of Approved Used diet feeders available.

    Question: Why choose a KEENAN machine? Answer:

    A KEENAN diet feeder gives the optimal physical mix in an accurate and consistent manner every day. The KEENAN controller gives the farmer an unprecedented degree of control over a ration’s formulation, its ingredients and its mixing. The KEENAN Controller provides users with guidance on the order of loading and mixing, and the number of paddle revolutions required to get the optimal physical mix.

    Question: Does the physical mix matter? Answer:

    For ruminant animals, inconsistent and under or over mixing can impact negatively on milk yields and herd health. Under mixed and there will be sorting at the feed fence and a poor mix of long and short feed particles in the rumen. This will result in poor utilisation of the more nutritionally valuable components of the ration.

     

    Over mixing of the ration results in small particles and fibres which promotes the rapid production of acids which can lead to a steep fall in rumen pH and a resulting acidosis. In both situations the rumen is not performing at its optimum and as a result milk yields will fall, feed will not be digested as well and cow health is at risk.

     

    The KEENAN mixer wagon with the KEENAN Controller produces accurately mixed rations time after time, day after day, year after year.  It intelligently removes the risk of ration variability.

    Question: Do you have service engineers or breakdown cover? Answer:

    Whilst our machines are highly reliable we do pride ourselves on having 24/7 breakdown cover from our team of field service engineers located across the country. We aim to ensure a KEENAN customer never misses a feed!

    Ask a Question

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