Rapid Rations

Sgariboldi’s self-propelled feeding and mixing system powered by John Deere Final Tier 4 engines on a farm

Comfortable stalls, ample bedding, proper air circulation, and a well-balanced diet all add up to happier cows and greater volume of more nutritious milk — the keys to success for today's dairy farmer. Sgariboldi's 8000 range of self-propelled mixing and feeding systems — now powered by John Deere Final Tier 4/Stage V industrial engines — help busy farmers optimize the health and comfort of their dairy cows and speed up feeding operations, for top-quality milk and healthy returns.

One feed system machine takes the place of three

Sgariboldi, in Codogno, Italy, designed the 8000 mixer and feeder range specifically for dairy farms of 250 to 300 lactating head and up. The equipment enables forward-thinking farmers worldwide to move to a single-machine feeding system while increasing stock health, reducing feed spill, and saving fuel.

The three 8000 models each use a different technology to address specific environmental conditions, feed products, and customer needs. "All the machines boast a robust modular frame and top-level components for long-term reliability and durability," says Luca Sgariboldi, chairman of the company. "Highly customizable, they offer an ideal solution for each farmer."

John Deere and Rama Motori are solid and reliable, especially in terms of both the provision and the effectiveness of after-sales service.

Luca Sgariboldi
A John Deere Final Tier 4 engine inside Sgariboldi’s self-propelled feeding and mixing system

Farm-smart technology

At the heart of the range is the company’s integrated "intellitechnology," including intuitive controls, automated cutting precision, unmatched milling speed, and automated auger speeds for perfect feed mixing. Combined with total mixed ration (TMR) feeding technology, this smart system improves live-weight gains, ration quality and control, milk quality, and milk yields — all while reducing labor.

In January 2019, Sgariboldi switched from John Deere Final Tier 4/Stage IV model engines to John Deere 168-kW (225-hp) PowerTech™ PVS 6.8L Final Tier 4/Stage V engines, on the advice of John Deere engine distributor Rama Motori S.P.A. in Italy. The new industrial engines fit right into the existing space at the rear of the machine, and the engine cover can be opened completely for full access to the engine and hydrostatic systems.

"For 20 years, John Deere and Rama have offered us support throughout the entire design and development process for our equipment, from the initial consultation and 3D rendering all the way to engine installation and testing," comments Sgariboldi. "John Deere and Rama Motori are solid and reliable, especially in terms of both the provision and the effectiveness of after-sales service. We export most of our equipment all over the world, so it is very important for us to be able to rely on the global network. The five-year comprehensive warranty coverage for the engines is another huge plus and keeps our customers satisfied."

With its strong focus on service and innovation, Sgariboldi offers dairy farmers smarter mixing and feeding solutions that make the feed process faster, simpler, and more intuitive. Farmers can get more work done with less effort.

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