Drop Feeders

 


Drop Feeders

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AP drop feeders are the perfect choice for precision individual feeding, and provide you with the tools to maintain individual sow condition, decrease stress during feeding, save labor and prevent feed waste. Our feeders are a perfect solution to automatic feed management and are specifically designed to stand up to the harsh environment, daily use and frequent wash downs encountered in modern sow units. We have several models available, allowing you to select the features ideally suited to your facilities and application.

 

Econo-Drop

Econo-Drop Feeders

Engineered for reliable performance at an affordable price, AP’s Econo-Drop feed dispenser provides accurate control of feed delivery to gestation or lactating sows. Features include a simple front mounted adjustment, individual slide shut-off and transluscent body for visual confirmation of feed levels.

Features

Front mounted adjustement slide which allows precision, one-handed feed adjustment.

Individual slide shut-off.

Transluscent body allows visual confirmation of feed levels at a glance.

A simple weighted ball valve secuely closes the feeder, and provides agitation as it is raised through the feed to insure feed flow when emptying.

The steep hopper slopes work together with the weighted ball valve to insure complete clean-out.

Econo-Drop feeders can be operated manually using either a lever or winch, or can be fully automated to provide unattended feedings.

All plastic construction, blow-molded from UV stabilized, clarified polypropylene, with stainless steel hardware.

 


 

Shut-Off

The Econo-Drop feeder is equipped with a conveniently located slide shut-off to be used when the feeder is not in use.

 


 

Adjustment

Econo-Drop’s front mounted adjustment slide allowing precision, one-handed feed adjustment ranging from 1.5 lbs. to 12 lbs. (.68 kg to 5.44 kg).

 

 

 

 

Ultra-Drop

Ultra-Drop Feeders

The Ultra-Drop was designed with producer input to meet the requirements of automated feeding of both gestating and lactating sows. This feeder features convenient one-handed adjustment and a balanced design to insure the feeder hangs straight.

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Convenient knob adjustement.

Balanced design insures that the feeder hangs straight and maintains accuracy.

Individual slide shut-off.

The transluscent body allows visual confirmation of feed level and proper operation of the feeder at a glance.

A weighted ball valve securely closes off the feeder and provides agitation as it is lifted through the feed insuring feed flow when emptying for a complete clean-out.

All plastic construction, injection molded from UV stabilized materials, with stainless steel hardware.

Ultra-Drop feeders can be dumped manually using either a lever or winch, or can be equipped with electric or pneumatic actuators for times automated feedings.

 


 

Shut-Off

An easily accessible slide shut-off on the Ultra-Drop cuts feed flow to the feeder.

 


 

Adjustment

A half turn of the convenient adjustment knob adjusts the Ultra-Drop feeder from 1 lb. to 8 lbs. (.45 kg to 3.63 kg), low enough for multiple feedings in lactation and high enough for once-a-day feedings in gestation.

 


 

Suggested Tip: Maximize Your Ultra-Drop Feeder

Combine AP’s Chain Disk feed delivery system, Ultra-Drop feeder and INTāk feed dispenser for maximum feed intake, precision ration control and minimum labor cost. The Ultra-Drop feeder provides accurate control for limit feeding and doubles as a holding hopper when sows are fed ad-lib. The transluscent feeder provides confirmation at a glance that sows are eating.

 

Accu-Drop

Accu-Drop Feeders

The difference is ‘clear’. Accu-Drop feeders are designed to fill the highly precise requirements of today’s diverse production systems. Heavy duty construction provides years of durable and reliable performance.

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A simple eye level adjustment with precision lock-in setting.

Balanced design insures that the feeder hangs straight and maintains accuracy.

Individual slide shut-off.

Pre-assembled to install quickly.

Transluscent body allows visual confirmation of feed levels.

A weighted ball valve securely closes off the feeder and provides agitation as it is lifted through the feed insuring feed flow when emptying for a complete clean-out.

Econo-Drop feeders can be operated (dumped) manually by levers or winches, or with a fully automated actuator system operated by a programmable timer, which also controls the feed systems and watering valves.

All plastic construction from UV stabilized materials; durable, clear PVC and injection molded polypropylene (for consistent quality) with stainless steel hardware.

 


 

Shut-Off

Cut feed access to the Accu-Drop feeder with a simple rotating shut-off located at the top of the feeder.

 


 

Adjustment

The Accu-Drop adjuster securly locks the feed setting at 1.5 lbs. to 12 lbs. (.68 kg to 5.44 kg).

 

 

 

 

Farrowing Drop

Farrowing Drop Feeders

Save time, feed and money with AP’s Farrowing Drop Feeder. Feed farrowing sows individually according to condition, and eliminate the hassle of labor intensive feed carts and scoops resulting in reduced cost of labor associated with hand feeding lactating sows.

A swing gate at the bottom of each feeder is manually operated to quickly and accurately measure 1 to 12 lbs. of feed, eliminating costly overfeeding. An adjustable band around the feeder is used to provide a record of the previous feeding. It is available in 8-1/2 or 12 lb. capacities with model 220 or 300 drop kits.

 

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Heavy wall, clear PVC tube and stainless steel valve.

Flexible sock allows movement in any direction.

Capacity markings on the clear feed tube provide an easy indicator of the amount of feed being dropped.

Adjustable sliding band can be moved on the tube to record the amount of feed previously dropped.

Flexible coupler aids in the alignment with the feeder and permit clear access to the head gate.

* Spring loaded stainless steel discharge cup snaps securely into the closed position with the built-in stop and torsion return spring.

Each feeder is equipped with an individual slide shut-off.

 


 

Suggested Tip: Delivery to Farrowing Drop Feeders

The Chain Disk feed system is ideally suited for feeding multiple rows of farrowing crates with a single drive unit. Either pneumatic or electric actuators are operated by a programmable electric time clock to provide multiple unattended feedings increasing feed intake during lactation.

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