Well-known German mixer wagon maker Strautmann will extend its range of vertical feed mixers with two triple-augered Verti-Mix machines at next month’s Eurotier livestock machinery show in Hanover, Germany. Called the 3451 Triple and 4501 Triple, the company says the extra auger allows greater volumes of feed to be mixed just as effectively as the other Verti-Mix machines. “The key difference is the capacity,” says Opico’s James Woolway. “The 3451 has a basic capacity of 28.5m3 but with height extensions this can be increased to 31.5m3 and further to 34.5m3. The Verti-Mix 4501 Triple is an even larger mixer with capacities from 38m3 to 45m3.” Both machines utilise the new Vario2 auger, the ‘stepped’ design of which speeds mixing times. There is also the option to fit a stainless steel Innodur wear strip to reduce corrosion between mixes and prolong auger lifetime, and as with all Verti-Mix models, there are a wide range of discharge options, including side doors, front or rear discharge conveyors, and conveyor extensions. The triple-augered Verti-Mix models will be available in the UK sometime in 2017.