The new UTV-mounted stock feeder from Chapman Machinery Ltd
The MF350 is a 300-litre capacity feeder designed specifically for mounting in the pick-up bed of UTVs, and sits alongside the Trailed TF350 currently in the Chapman feeder range. The sloped hopper allows up to 300 kilos of feed to be carried, and uses the same tried-and-tested metering system as the trailed model, which can output piles of feed between 0.5kg and 2kg (approx.) The innovative design gives a low fill height, good rear visibility from the driver’s seat, and outputs feed in the space between the trailer drawbar and wheel tracks, allowing use with a nurse trailer for ewes at lambing time. Fully galvanised steel construction and IP67 sealed electrics ensure it can withstand the rigours of winter use on farms. Chapman managing director James Chapman said: “With UTVs becoming more and more popular, we wanted to develop a machine so farmers could make the most of the capabilities of those machines, and make their lives easier around the hectic lambing period. “We’ve developed this machine using the same control and metering system we’ve used for years on our TF350, so we know it’s reliable, and the feedback we’ve received so far has been 100 per cent positive.” ■ The new feeder is available now for RRP £1,500 plus VAT from your nearest Chapman distributor, or call 01288 308149 for more information.