The new Kuhn Knight VT 156, Vertical Maxx twin-auger mixer is the latest advancement in mixing technology with innovative features, sleek styling and a refined finish. The VT 156 is one of four new mid-sized models that have been added to the lineup, following the success of the previously introduced larger machines, for a complete line to serve any size operation.
These mixers feature improvements to the mixing chamber and redesigned augers that provide quicker mixing and processing with more complete cleanout. The rugged, dependable drive systems help ensure reliable service and long life. Multiple discharge options offer increased versatility and a variety of rugged conveyor choices are available to match most feeding situations. Faster auger speeds results in improved auger cleanoff and better cleanout. The VT 100 Series provides the flexibility to match every producer’s specific needs. This model is available as either a trailer or truck mount. Trailer model specifications are listed below. For truck-mounted machine specifications, click on the “Leaflet” icon at right.
Advanced Auger Design
Redesigned augers provide superior feed movement for faster, more complete mixing and processing. The cone-shaped design of the augers promotes consistent material flow and improves clean off. Enhanced material flow also results in a lower horsepower requirement for more efficient, economical operation.
Efficient Mixing Chamber
Improvements to the mixing chamber work in coordination with the redesigned augers to increase feed movement. Straighter sides, smoother curves on the ends, baffles and doors, as well as steeper baffles help promote a fast, complete mix and a fluffy, palatable ration. Faster auger speeds also provide quicker, more complete cleanout.
The straight-drive planetary system provides simplicity for lower feeding-cycle applications.
Versatile Dischage Options
The redesigned front cross conveyor uses rugged components for unmatched dependability. A heavy-duty steel floor, along with the heaviest conveyor chain in the industry, help ensure long life and less down time. New options provide the ultimate in versatility to match most feeding situations.
Side-discharge options are now available for both truck and trailer models. Truck models offer a left-side door, while trailer models offer doors on either or both sides. The large openings allow fast unloading with comparable feed flow out of one door that many competitive machines get with two
The steel hay-retention ring helps contain large round bales during processing and reduces hay spillage more effectively compared to similar options on competitive models.
Capacity Belt Extension
A belt extension added to the top of the mixing tub increases capacity by about 10%. It also improves hay containment, and the rubber construction is durable and pliable for long life.
Tip-Off with Magnets
A fixed tip-off with magnets can be added to the both the flat and inclined front conveyors, as well as the side conveyor options. The magnets work to catch small metal fragments present in the feed and help promote herd health.
Hanging Belt with Magnets
Either or both ends of the flat front conveyor can be fitted with a hanging belt that has magnets to catch small metal fragments. The hanging belt also helps to even feed flow off the end of the conveyor.
Most models feature a standard observation ladder to easily check the inside of the mixing chamber. Front door trailer models also offer an optional viewing platform for a convenient, comfortable place to monitor mixing progress.