SPREAD THE WORD
Published on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:11pm
Jaylor Introduces A New Line of Manure Spreaders
Jaylor is pleased to introduce its new line of manure spreaders. The model lineup consists of 4 sizes. The first model to be introduced will be the M1670 which has a capacity of 670 cubic feet (Struck level). The other models: M1480, M1600HD and M1780HD will have load capacities of 480, 600 and 780 cubic feet (Struck level) respectively. For over 20 years, Jaylor has been designing and manufacturing TMR Mixers earning a world-renowned name for producing a ration with better nutrition. Through the years, the design philosophy has been to achieve a better ration with a simply-designed product. “Well thoughtout simplicity has always been at the core of our approach, along with thorough testing.
This design method inherently facilitates longevity and ease of maintenance and operation,” notes Craig Darroch, lead engineer on the project “over-complicated products are more likely to fail.” Simplicity is the keynote, as the entire commercial manure spreader model range has been engineered to be simple yet robust, providing years of trouble-free performance. Cambered commercial-grade highway axles and brakes are standard equipment along with oil bath hubs, making the chassis virtually maintenance-free.
“Commercial highway grade axles and brakes are actually built for many more miles than these products will ever see but this translates into longevity for our customers.” Product manager, Trevor Sutcliffe says. “Spare parts are also readily available because they are commonly used on highway trailers.” Conventional straight axles see extra wear on the inside of the tires, especially with extensive road travel, leading to premature tire replacement. For this reason, Jaylor’s new line of commercial spreaders are available with numerous tire options up to 850/50 R30.5 and cambered axles to balance the weight across the width of the tire, promoting even wear and low compaction. The optional hydraulic slide axle on the HD models allows for operation in the muddiest and hilliest conditions as dynamic load balancing provides on-the-fly tongue weight ratio adjustments from 0.5%-10%.
These units are able to easily operate in the most extreme conditions where conventional trucks and trailer models aren’t able to travel. Commonly oversized tractors are used for operation on soft ground or hilly terrain leading to excessive compaction also tying up equipment that is needed elsewhere on the farm. Jaylor’s simple slide axle system allows adjustment to be made from the tractor seat, putting full control into the hands of the driver. This has also proven useful in tight barnyards as the operator has control over the turning radius. The quick-attach vertical beaters, provide a full 40' of consistent spread both from front to back of the load and across the width of the spread.
Paired with their optional quick-release rear canopy, material can be precisely applied over 50' and from 4-15 Tons/Acre. When the optional canopy is attached, the beaters mill the material down, allowing it to drop onto the spinner tray where it can be evenly spread. A movable door in the canopy allows for fine-tune adjustments for various materials and provides full control of the wind flow making it easy to work with what is typically difficult material.
The quick-attach system also allows for windrowing manure in off seasons or fast conversion into a silage wagon. The beaters are held by reinforced 2-1/4' bearings which will withstand the abuse from large stones and frozen chunks. Six paddles on the beater base, allow for a fine spread of fibrous and liquid material. Liquid material is contained during transport by a hydraulic guillotine door with rubber seals. “It has taken years of development and testing to design beaters that are able to both handle frozen chunks and evenly spread compost and chicken manure.” says Mr. Sutcliffe. The ball hitch and spring ride is another example of a simple innovation that makes the manure spreading chore a little easier. Dual suspension springs on either side of the tongue dynamically dampen vibrations and bumps making for a much more pleasant ride in the tractor cab.
THE SQUARE-CUT AUGER
While Jaylor launches their new line of commercial manure spreaders the company is quick to note their focus is not lost from the extensive line of TMR Mixers they offer. Every Jaylor TMR Mixer model, comes standard with Jaylor’s patented Square-Cut Auger which produces a quality mix faster and cleaner. A fundamental feature of the Jaylor auger is the ‘Square Cut’ edges that contribute to its industry-leading ability to process baled forage and other roughage, and mix it into a uniform TMR that resists sorting.
The improved cutting action means less pressure on the mix and improved feed ration for your animals. The patented sloped top prevents bridging of round bales, allowing them to be rapidly cut apart while increasing the mixing action. The unique slide plate gently and efficiently gathers the feed into the auger for elevation in a way that decreases friction on the feed, reducing horsepower requirements by 20%. Less friction results in reduced power consumption, which translates to lower operating costs for you. Jaylor uses specially designed and oriented knives for maximum cutting efficiency when processing long forage.
These self-sharpening blades are selected and tested for durability and long life. Among a growing list of patents and innovations the auger is still where the magic happens. “It’s a square cut which allows feed to reach the bottom more quickly so you have a quicker mix and more efficient processing.” says Jake Tamminga, President of Jaylor. “The knives are located on the corners of the auger which give it a more efficient cut by using a slicing motion instead of forcing them into the feed. That’s why our mixers use less horsepower; when you use excess horsepower that energy is wasted in the destruction of fiber.” Tamminga adds.
With traditional round augers, bales tend to stay at the top of the mixer for a long time, especially on smaller units. The open sections of the Jaylor Square-Cut Auger allow the bale to quickly drop where the lower knives can break it apart and process it faster. The Tungsten Carbide coating creates a harder surface on the top of the knives, allowing the bottom to wear faster which keeps the knives sharp.
BECAUSE NUTRITION MATTERS
Center to the philosophy of Jaylor’s TMR Mixer line is nutrition. This is why a Shaker box is made available, allowing producers to monitor and evaluate their ration on a daily basis. Mix uniformity and resistance to sorting define the optimum TMR mix. A TMR mix is the result of an interaction between mixer design and performance, ingredient characteristics, and operating procedures.
The Shaker Box provides a simple way to test the uniformity of particle size and ingredient distribution within a batch, as well as between loads. This also enables fine tuning of mixing procedures to create the optimum mix, as well as to monitor mixer performance.
“You may already have a nutritionist, and that’s perfect.” says Dr. Alan Vaage, Ruminant Nutritionist for Jaylor “At Jaylor we want you to think of us as your ‘feed mixer’ nutrition specialists. When you purchase a Jaylor mixer, we are at your service, so please feel free to email us, anytime, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll answer all your nutrition questions. That’s what goes with being a Jaylor customer!”
Jaylor stands behind their products and offers the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. The Manure Spreader has a 1-year warranty on the entire unit and a 5-year warranty on the floor chain. TMR mixers come standard with a 5-year frame warranty, a 4-year warranty on the DG weighing system, and a 1-year warranty on all other components.
5000 SERIES TMR MIXER LINEUP
Since their launch in fall 2013 the 5000 Series of Jaylor TMR Mixers has gained momentum. “This series represents everything we’ve accomplished over the past 20 plus years” says General Manager, Gerry Tamminga. From those first units Jake built back in 1993, we have been involved in a process of continuous improvement. Jaylor has never stopped research and development of their products and doesn’t plan to in the foreseeable future. As innovations are developed and tested they are added to the current series. Tamminga says this is so their customers can benefit immediately rather than having to wait until the next release.
“The 5000 Series of Vertical TMR Feed Mixers incorporates a full range of new features that we have developed since the current 4000 Series was introduced in 2008,” says Tamminga. “These features include, its patented auger design that decreases horsepower requirements by 20%, new door and conveyor discharge options, stronger cast metal parts, and heavier loading capabilities.” The lineup includes units from 50 cubic feet (1.4m3 ) to 1295 cubic feet (36.7m3 ) and everything in-between, providing a solution for every size farm. All these mixers come standard with the patented Jaylor auger and the full range of innovations. A full range of options is available to create a tailored feeding solution for every application.
Of particular note is the 5000HD Series Twin Auger TMR Mixers which are built extra robust, and designed for heavier loads on rougher surfaces than the standard mixers. They are available in a full range of capacities from 650ft3 to 1295ft3. A heavier frame and sub-structure, cast dual-axle walking beam assemblies with extra heavy-duty axles and hubs, and heavier duty wheels and tires come standard. They also come with thicker auger flighting and floors. Together these enhancements make the Jaylor HD mixers capable of blending and transporting mixes that are up to 75% heavier; ideal for large operations.
On the other side of the size spectrum Jaylor has the Mini Mixers models A50 and A100 which are useful for smaller operations, or specialty groups, such as weaned calves or dry cows. Both models are available in four unique versions: a 3-wheel, all-wheel Self-Propelled; a gas engine-powered Pull-Type; a gas engine-powered Truck-Mount; and an electric motor or gas engine-powered Stationary. In order to meet your particular needs, these mixers are designed and engineered with the same capabilities and durability as the larger 5000 Series mixers, including the ability to incorporate long forage into true total mixed rations. The patented square cut auger is capable of processing intact small square bales, as well as sections of large bales of hay and baleage. Each model also comes with a complete scale system for accurate weighing.