These improvements are the next step in the development of automatic feeding, which has led to Lely bringing a full-fledged and proven mixing and feeding robot to the market. This to make livestock farms future-proof across the globe.
Reliable and durable
The Lely Vector is more durable due to changing some of the materials used in key parts. For example, stainless steel is used for the mixing bin and auger, and the bumper is now galvanised and completely redesigned for extra safety and less risk of damage. These changes have increased the resistance of the Lely Vector to effects caused by feed and weather.
Thanks to the input of Lely engineers, the machine has been designed to make maintenance easier and quicker in many aspects, with the drive and electrical components being much more accessible. In addition, it is now easier for the farmer to carry out preventative work on the MFR.
A better distribution of the knives and the constant rotational speed of the auger means the ration is now consistently mixed and balanced. This increases feed intake and reduces the herd's ability to select feed. A magnet has also been added to the MFR to remove metal particles from the feed.
The improvements are based on experiences acquired since the introduction of the Lely Vector in 2012, and through collaboration with customers worldwide.
Since the introduction of the Lely Vector, more than 500 livestock farmers worldwide now feed their dairy and/or beef cattle with the automatic feeding system. This not only saves them time, it means healthier cows and more insights into feed intake, feed costs and milk production.
The new Lely Vector is available for purchase as of today and to be seen live at the following exhibitions:
• SPACE 2018: 11 to 14 September 2018 in Rennes, France.
• Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show 2018: 11 to 13 September 2018 in Woodstock, Canada.
March 9, 2020
Lely closes a fantastic year with record sales of Astronaut A5 milking robots
2019 was an exceptional year for Lely. The Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot, which was introduced in 2018, generated record sales. Sales of other Lely robotics in the 46 countries we’re active in shows that the adoption of robots in dairy farms is continuing worldwide. Lely’s performance was noticed throughout the world in 2019. In April, the company was voted ‘Family Business of the Year’, and Lely was officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ at the end of the year. 2019 also marked Alexander van der Lely’s announcement that he would become chairman of Lely’s new Supervisory Board. On 1 January, he was replaced as CEO by Andre van Troost, a former member of the company’s Executive Board. The Supervisory Board’s task is to ensure that Lely continues to be a robust family business in the future.
Feb. 28, 2020
Free Cow Traffic
The basic principle of the Lely Astronaut milking robot
Lely has made some nice videos in which the idea behind some of our products is explained in a light-hearted way. In this way we also show to people from outside the sector that with our innovative automation we are improving the lives of animals and farmers.