4200 Litre Large feeder - Ultimate
The Ultimate Series is Universal Feeders new one adjuster saliva lick feeder design (patent pending).
Over a 16 month period, Universal Feeders have been developing and testing a new saliva lick feeder concept to improve aspects affecting the lifespan of the feeder, accuracy of feeding rates and usability for both the farmer and livestock. The aim was to make a feeder that was superior to any other feeder on the market. We have always been proud of the heavy material we use and the strength of the Universal Feeder but we wanted more.
The goals of the new feeder were:
1. Not to require a bottom adjuster that is susceptible to corrosion on itself and the base
2. Make it quick and easy and to adjust rates without any spanners
3. Reduce the number of edges in feed area and enclose any external adjustment
4. Make it easier to achieve lower rates
5. Finer and more accurate adjustments
6. Design a tongue restrictor that is easy to swing away to clean the feed area
The combination of saliva, rain and dirt creates the perfect environment for corrosion. The bottom adjuster in our original design (like most conventional feeders) is bolted against the base of the feeder. This allows moisture and dirt to penetrate and stay between the two metal pieces. Eventually, this can cause rust between the base and bottom adjuster and can also cause corrosion in the bolts and cage nuts even though they are marine grade stainless steel.
Our new patent-pending one adjuster saliva lick feeder has removed the bottom adjuster completely. This means that this is now a fixed plate that is sealed at the top to prevent moisture and dirt from being able to penetrate. It has also removed the need for any bolts for adjustment being in the feeding area. With any expense on a farm or station, the lifespan determines the true cost. The longer we can make our feeders last the better.
Benefits of a Universal Feeder
Controlled daily intake of grain
Feeding time set by animal
Reduced feeding costs
Reduced labour costs
Reduced wastage and spillage
Controlled feeding rates