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A Large-Capacity Mixer for Moderate-Duty Feeding Cycles

For producers with more moderate feeding cycles, but still require a large-capacity mixer, the VT 180 & 1100 models are an ideal choice. These two models range in capacity from 800 to 1,100 cubic feet, and are available as a truck or trailer configuration.

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KUHN Knight VT 180 & VT 1100 twin-auger Vertical Maxx® mixers are ideal for large dairy and beef producers who want to place quality rations in front of their animals. The VT models are rugged, dependable, large-capacity mixers designed for moderate-use cycles of around 4 to 5 hours per day.

These mixers feature a proven mixer tub and auger design, ensuring a quality mix is delivered, every load. The VT 180 and VT 1100 mixers are a great choice for operations looking to minimize feeding time and are competitively priced for moderate feeding situations. Multiple door location options for all models offer versatility for different feeding situations and provide fast, consistent discharge. The VT Series mixers are available with a single- or tandem-axle trailer, as well as a truck mount option, to match each customer’s specific needs.
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Your benefits

Superior Feed Movement

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Cone-Style Auger & Kicker Design

Cone-style augers provide superior feed movement for faster, more complete mixing and processing. The smooth, continuous auger flighting (1) creates a rolling feed action that improves mixing. The top cover of the auger has a steep angle to aid in bale movement when processing round bales and to prevent feed from sitting on top of the auger between mixes. The curved, bolt-on kicker (2) is formed rearward to efficiently charge the door with feed the entire way on each pass for even discharge and decreased unloading time. The adjustable, replaceable lead-flighting scraper (3) is angled to guide feed up the auger flighting for efficient movement.

Hardened Knives

Large, 15” or 20”, replaceable hay cutting knives are available to best handle the material to be processed. The knives have two positions to adjust the aggressiveness of the knife angle. Versatility of knife length, angle and position allow for an optimal setting with a wide variety of ration ingredients.
  • A: Knife set in for slicing and cutting
  • B: Knife set out for grabbing and tearing
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Efficient Mixing Chamber

Straighter sides, smoother curves and steeper baffles help promote a fast, complete mix for a fluffy, palatable ration. No preprocessing or special loading is required for round or square bales making it easy to load and use. Faster auger speeds also provide quicker, more complete cleanout.
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Large Unloading Doors

For unmatched feed flow, these mixers feature the largest discharge door available in the industry. The discharge linkage allows for rapid opening and closing of the door.
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Adjustable Hay Stops

The adjustable hay stops provide flexibility in processing to provide you with the cut length necessary to reach the optimal nutritional value you’re striving for. This adjustability makes hay processing more efficient and helps minimize overprocessing.
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Simple, Dependable Drive

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Patented 2-Speed, Split Drive

The patented drive system on the VT 180 and 1100 mixers consists of a 2-speed, split-drive gearbox, two planetary gearboxes and two torque-disconnect PTOs. This system provides reliable performance and long service life with a simple and quiet design. Truck and trailer models only.

 

The 2-speed, split-drive gearbox provides the flexibility of high and low speeds without adding another gearbox. It allows for a lower horsepower and easier starting speed (28 rpm in low) while also having a high speed for fast mixing and more complete cleanout (41 rpm in high). The gearbox can be shifted manually on the machine or with an in-cab electric shift option for operator convenience.

Heavy-Duty Gearboxes

The twin planetaries are designed to provide dependable performance and long life. The drive systems allow the use of single-stage planetaries, which produces far less heat for easier cooling.
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Torque-Disconnect PTOs

Two automatically resetting torque-disconnect PTOs provide independent protection for each planetary. This helps guard against obstructions encountered by each individual auger, ensuring reliable service and longer life.
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Easy Accessibility

Easily pull the planetary from the top of the mixer for improved and easier service. This easy accessibility is especially helpful for truck mount models as it does not require dismounting the mixer from the chassis. The image shown is from a KUHN Knight VTC model.
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Truck Models

On truck models, they hydrostatic drive allows control of the full range of auger speeds, from within the cab, without stopping to shift. It is available in FEPTO or REPTO drive configurations. This drive uses the same proven gearbox and driveline setup as the trailer models to ensure drive components are protected from damage.
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Multiple Configurations

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Multiple Door Options

Various door configuration options on trailed and stationary models offer flexibility to fit a variety of feeding situations. The large discharge openings provide fast, even unloading from front, side and rear door locations for maximum efficiency.

 

Choose a front door for clear visibility of the material coming out of the door. The front cross conveyor uses rugged components for unmatched dependability. A heavy-duty, steel floor, along with the heaviest conveyor chain in the industry, helps ensure long life and less down time. New discharge options provide the ultimate in versatility to match most feeding situations.

 

Trailer models offer doors on either or both sides, while truck models offer a left-side door. The large openings allow fast unloading with comparable feed flow out of one door that many competitive machines get with two.

 

A rear commodity door is available. The large opening provides fast discharge, even with high-roughage premixes. A discharge tray is included on truck models to direct material flow for clean, accurate feed placement.

Trailer or Truck Configurations

To suit your operation’s needs, KUHN VT 180 and 1100 mixers are available in a trailer or truck-mounted configuration.

 

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 being used 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.
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Equipment

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Media

Customer Spotlight: VT 180

  • Troy Wagner testimonial
    Troy Wagner Farmer

    “Feeding is less time consuming because the mixer (VT 1100) is bigger. You can put a whole bale in if you want – a big bale – and it’ll grind it right up.”

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