Helix Reel Technology
The Helix Design
The optional Helix Reel has a robust build. Through years of use in commercial reel machines, it has proven to withstand the toughest conditions. The helical design evens pressure across the length of the reel for smooth, efficient operation.
The open-center design eliminates obstructions and provides outstanding feed movement for unparalleled mixing action. The benefits are unmistakable, with faster, more consistent mixing across the entire load, improved load leveling and optimized mixer space utilization for the ultimate ration quality.
Superior Mixing of Wet By products
A mix bar runs diagonally across the center of the reel providing consistent feed movement throughout the entire mixing chamber. The crossbars efficiently move feed around the outside of the chamber, while the secondary mixing action from the mix bar helps ensure a fast, even mix even in wet, heavy rations with large amounts of distillers grains.
Enhanced Performance for Roughage and Grain
The cutting-edge design has been extensively tested with a wide variety of rations. The results are clear – from high amounts of processed roughages to wet, heavy rations, the new RA 100 Series Helix mixers set the new standard for dependability and quality mixing performance to meet the needs of even the most demanding producers.
Excellent Load Leveling
With all potential obstacles removed from the center of the reel, feed is free to flow unobstructed from end to end. This greatly improves mixing action and helps optimize load leveling in any ration. Even leveling allows consistent use of the machine’s full capacity for maximum efficiency.
Fast, Even Unloading and Cleanout
Cleanout speed is a key factor that can limit feeding efficiency costing valuable time and money. The Helix design provides fast, consistent unloading with a quicker, more complete cleanout than competitive models. The result is optimum performance, allowing the operator to move on to the next batch faster.
Bolted Auger Flanges
Bolted flanges on the upper and lower augers provide strong connections between the auger tubes and drive shafts for superior durability. They also allow for a single-piece front panel that gives added strength and provides a clean look.
Heavy-Duty Discharge Door
The door discharge and pivot have been redesigned and strengthened for extended service life. The linkage incorporates two ball pivots for smooth operation.
Upgraded Rear Drive Shaft
A heavy, 1 ½” rear drive shaft provides added strength for dependable service, even in rations heavy in distillers grains.
Easy Access Door
The new single-handled latch provides easy access to the oil bath. An improved seal keeps oil in, and dirt and debris out, to help minimize wear on drive components and maintain a cleaner appearance.