Managing the 6,000 acre Chatsworth House Farm in Victoria Australia, raising prime lamb, a cropping program and a maternal stud, Trent Adams is a busy man. Read on to find out why he traded a TMR mixer wagon for Hustler's latest Super Comby EX feed out wagon, and what a game changer it's been for his operation.
Trent's new Hustler Feedout wagon has already feed 2800 tonnes of silage and 250 bales in just six weeks, feeding 14,000 sheep and 300 hundred cattle, and he's rapt with his decision to go with the combination feeder that "can feed out whatever he has too." These main reasons he's so pleased with his new Hustler silage wagon is the sheer amount of time has been saving his operator, the safety of operation compared to the TMR mixer wagon and the versatility.
At Chatsworth House they don't use polyethene and tyres to cover the silage pits they apply a layer of lime which provides a few advantages:
Simplicity & Diversity
Being able to switch between feeding pit silage and feeding silage bales (round or square) was a major for Trent, and he hadn't been able to find any other feed out wagon that could do all 3. They've found it very simple and easy to operate, "you just get in it and go" with no training required to do a good feed out job.
Running a busy farm you don't have time to waste, just like Trent. Feeding out 36 loads per week with the new Super Comby EX. Trent has found that he's been able to feed out 100% more in the same time it took in the mixer wagon, not only that but it's enabled him to get all his livestock feed.
"The feed out efficiency is greater than the
mixer wagon we had prior"
The TMR was quite a bulky machine that needed a considerable amount of horsepower to operate and was clumsy when feeding out in the hills.
Health & Safety
Health and safety played a big part in the switch to the Hustler wagon, with the low loading height for safe and secure loading eliminating the need to use a ramp to load the TMR. The TMR was quite a bulky machine when compared to the lower centre of gravity of the Comby Feeder. The improved stability allows his tractor driver Paddy to feed out in the pastures safely without concern for rollover when operating on their rolling terrain.
"We brought the Hustler feedout wagon because of its
simplicity and the diversity of being able to go from pit
silage to round silage which was a great asset"
See what Trent has to say about his new Feeder Wagon.
Trent turned to Colin Stubbs from Cervus Equipment Hamilton (Victoria), his local Hustler Master Dealer who recommended the Comby feeder and he's very, very pleased with his decision and the help he got from Colin. (L-R) Colin Stubbs (Cervus Equipment), Trent Adams (Farm Manager), Paddy (Operator)