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.
Nov. 21, 2022
Lely Reaches Class Action Settlement
Pella, Iowa – November 21, 2022 – Lely today announced it has signed a settlement agreement involving litigation regarding the Lely Astronaut A4 in the United States. The settlement is for an initial amount of $49.75 million, which amount is subject to adjustment based on the options provided in the settlement agreement. The total amount of the settlement is dependent on the participation rate of an agreed-upon trade-in program from Lely Astronaut A4 to A5. If approved by the court, the settlement would resolve a class action lawsuit that was filed in February 2020.
Nov. 15, 2022
The second-generation Lely Orbiter presented at EuroTier 2022
The next step of the innovative on-farm dairy processor
Maassluis, 15 November 2022 – At EuroTier, Lely today presented the second generation of Lely Orbiter, the next step in innovative on-farm dairy processing. Launched in 2018 as an innovative revolution, the dairy processing system offers interested farmers a bulging package of additional technical and visual features including the processing of yoghurt and cream.