ATV and UTV attachment specialist Chapman Machinery, Devon, has launched a UTV-mounted livestock feeder after seeing a rise in popularity of the vehicles.
Designed specifically for mounting in the load bed of UTVs, the 90kg MF350 sits alongside the firm’s trailed model TF350 in its range of feeders.
The sloped hopper allows up to 300kg of feed to be carried, and negates the need for agitators for free-flowing feed such as rolls or nuts.
It uses the same metering system as the trailed model, which has been manufactured by the company since 2012. This is a plate and roller run by an electric motor that teases the feed out over a set period of time, and can be programmed to deposit piles of feed up to 2kg at a time.
A console in the cab is used to control how many drops the machine makes in each field, while forward speed dictates the distance between piles.
The hopper is said to give a low loading height, decent rear visibility and long service life with its galvanised construction.
Electrics on the unit have an ingress protection rating of IP67.
It can be used in conjunction with a trailer, featuring an offset spout to drop the feed to the side of the drawbar.
In the future it is hoped a spinner plate will be developed to add to the versatility, such as salt spreading in winter.
The unit is available for delivery now, costing £1,500 plus VAT.