MOUNT BARKER CHICKENS needed to transport feed from their silos to their feed truck (Stage 1)
The on-farm outload system previously using a large mobile auger was crushing the different feed products to dust & Mt Barker were having high feed wastage and lower weight gain by birds.
We supplied, manufactured, delivered and installed a trough auger underside of the silos to drive feed at slow speed but high volume thru to a second outload auger which then fed into the feed truck. This 2 motor speed system is controlled by a diagnostic AFSystems PLC which has monitored sensor control for high level at truck and emergency shutoff to comply with electrical standards.
The automated outloading feed line operation to fill Feed Truck with a 2-speed control for moving the 3 different types chicken feeds (starter crumble/Grain Mix/Finisher Pellet) into an 8 cubic meter transfer truck that then delivers to the 26 free range eco shelters dotted around the landscape & in between rows of grain.
The deliveries of fed can now be made by a range of personnel due to automated inload augers. Additionally, the manual (OH&S Risk) handling risk of moving large heavy transfer augers has been removed and the poultry production has seen 50% increase in grower weight and good consistency of weight gains in the finish of the Mt Barker Free Range Chickens