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First KEENAN and Storti collaboration is unveiled at Agromek

A KEENAN vertical feeder is the first in an exciting array of collaborative projects between KEENAN and Storti.
Irish and Italian agricultural manufacturing firms KEENAN and Storti recently announced a wide-ranging collaboration. The first in an exciting array of developmental and engineering projects between the two machinery giants was revealed today at Agromek, Northern Europe’s largest agricultural fair. Together, the two companies have built a range of twin- and triple-auger KEENAN vertical feeders. Long synonymous with the paddle feeder, KEENAN sees the introduction of a vertical offering to their range as a major development.

The KEENAN VA2-18 is the first in a series of new KEENAN vertical auger models that is being brought to market featuring twin and triple augers for the more than 18-cubic-meter space.

“KEENAN has always been proponents of the unique quality of the MechFiber mix produced by our paddle diet feeders,” said Matt Higgins, commercial director of KEENAN, speaking at the launch of the KEENAN VA2-18 at Agromek. “However, in Storti we have found the best vertical machine in the market and have successfully enhanced the output from this machine with the addition of our InTouch technology.

“These vertical auger machines do not produce the Holy Grail that is the MechFiber mix; however, the nutritional output they can now produce has been greatly optimised thanks to implementing our unique algorithms for the exact mixing order, speed and rotations,” continued Higgins. “We are confident the KEENAN vertical offering is the best the market has seen, both in terms of build quality and production benefits to the farmer.”

The new vertical models will continue to uphold the KEENAN values of machine reliability as well as low power and maintenance requirements. Engineered to optimise the use of space, the KEENAN VA2 and KEENAN VA3 machines allow materials to be rapidly and efficiently mixed into the overall total mixed ration.

The build quality of the new machines is exceptional, as is to be expected from KEENAN. KEENAN VA2 and KEENAN VA3 machines are mounted on a custom-built chassis. Their robust construction ensures durability and reliability even under the toughest conditions. A host of features comes as standard, including:

  • Heavy-duty augers with long-lasting, tungsten-coated blades
  • Front (RHS) and rear (LHS) discharge doors with trays for dual feed out
  • Two additional blades located at the top of each auger for faster processing of bales
  • KEENAN InTouch technology
  • Sprint paddles for speed and consistency of feed out
  • Two-speed gearbox with mechanical cable adjustment to switch between gearbox speeds
  • Hay ring

“The KEENAN name has always been associated with quality of build, functionality and reliability,” said Higgins when commenting on the specifications of the new machines. “We wanted the new machines to reflect these attributes and in doing so have produced a range of vertical feeders of fantastic spec, as is standard.”

To find out more about the new KEENAN VA2 and KEENAN VA3 range of vertical machines optimised with KEENAN’s nutritional know-how, visit the Keenan Stand at LAMMA 2017.

LAMMA 2017

Make sure to visit the Keenan stand at the 2017 LAMMA Show.

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas who come to visit hundreds of exhibitors. The 2017 event marks LAMMA’s 36th anniversary, and is the fourth year it has been staged at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Free to attend, LAMMA is open from 7.30am until 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 7.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday 19 January.

Free car parking for up to 10,000 cars is available.

Register to download our new show app here

Sarah Murray

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